Fastnet Race, Training weekends and RORC races with Team Tigress- Summer 2021

£3,995.00

Join Team Tigress and cross the finish line in Cherbourg for the inaugural Cowes-Cherbourg Fastnet Race 2021! Since it began in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race has grown to become one of ocean racing’s greatest events and along with the Rolex Sydney to Hobart and the Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of the top three offshore races in the world. The Rolex Fastnet Race takes competitors across 600+ Miles and up to five days battling the wind and tricky tidal conditions to round the Fastnet Rock on the Southern tip of Ireland. Three hundred yachts take part in the bi-annual Fastnet Yacht Race. Fastnet competitors head west down the Solent and out through the Needles, past the major south coast headlands, Anvil Point, Portland Bill, Start Point, and Lands End before rounding the famous Fastnet rock and returning via the Scilly Isles before finishing, for the first time in the race’s history, at Cherbourg, France.

Fastnet competitors start on the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes then head west down the Solent and out through the Needles, past the major south coast headlands, Anvil Point, Portland Bill, Start Point, and Lands End before rounding the famous Fastnet rock and returning via the Scilly Isles before finishing, the first time in the history of the race at Cherbourg, France.

Dates: 6th-16th August 2021 (Finish date may vary)

Duration: 15 days including race, training and qualifying races

Type: Offshore

Location: Cowes, UK-Cherbourg, France

Price: £3995 (Full Program)

The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the most famous offshore races and is on every sailors bucket list. The new 700NM race takes competitors on a new route from Cowes around the famous Fastnet Rock then to Cherbourg in Northern France.

The Program

You will join us on the 6th of August for two days training and preparation for the race. We will start off the squadron line on the 8th, the race normally takes between 4-6 days however this can vary. Once in Cherbourg there will be plenty of social events to enjoy before having the option to deliver the boat back to Cowes or make your own way home.

Prior to the Fastnet start you will have completed two of the qualifying events as well as a training weekend. These are included in the price of the event and must be attended in order to compete in the race.

Experience Needed

In order to join our Fastnet campaign we will need to assess your ability via an interview prior to the start of the season.

Getting There

You will need to get the Redjet ferry from Southampton which will take you to the heart of Cowes.

 

Kit You Need

You will need Offshore kit for this event.

We provide all safety equipment apart from an AIS beacon which you will need to have

What’s Included:

Fastnet Race

St Malo Race

Channel Race

Training Weekend (Either Solent or Med Dates TBC)

Team Jacket

Team Shirt

Fuel

Food onboard

All social events

Entry fees

Professional skipper and Mate

Payment Schedule

£1000 up front

Balance by March 30th 2021

What is so special about the Fastnet Race?

Training and racing with a crew over three months really creates bonds and forges a super team. The Fastnet is often an aspirational race for many people who want to tick the box, but we ensure that it’s also a competitive experience. The Fastnet is incredibly challenging both tactically and physically and the Great British weather can often turn up some surprises; in short you never know what you’re gonna get! As an added bonus for 2021 and 2023 the race will, for the first time in its history, finish at Cherbourg in France! We can’t wait to sample the French cheese and wine!

The Fastnet is on the bucket list for all serious ocean racers.

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