Dates: 6th-16th August 2021 (Finish date may vary)
Duration: 15 days including race, training and qualifying races
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.
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.
In order to join our Fastnet campaign we will need to assess your ability via an interview prior to the start of the season.
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
St Malo Race
Training Weekend (Either Solent or Med Dates TBC)
All social events
Professional skipper and Mate
£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.