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Rolex Fastnet Race 2023

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1 training week , & 1 week racing
Availability : 8th August 2023
Hamble
Cherbourg / Hamble
Min Age : 18
Max People : 9
Race Details

***Your booking is protected by our COVID Policy  

 

One of sailing’s most classic and prestigious events, Fastnet is known as one of the most demanding off shore races to be held in British waters. Taking place every two years, it pits the best racing sailors against each other in some of the trickiest sailing conditions imaginable.

First conceived way back in 1925 as a 608 nm challenge ending in Plymouth, 2021 will see the end point of the race move to Cherbourg, France, bringing this testing course up to nearly 700 nautical miles and the first major change to the course for nearly 100 years.

Seen by many veterans as a number of smaller races encompassed by one big race it has played a large role in the growth of offshore racing and it certainly will put all of your skills to the test.

Starting from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, around 300 boats pass the Needles, heading along the southern coast of England towards the Lizard then around the tip of Land’s End. From there it’s north through Celtic Sea waters towards the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland. Once around the Rock, it’s back south wards, round the Scilly Isles then south east across the English Channel towards Cherbourg. During this time, sailors can face strong tidal flows, Traffic Separation Schemes and changeable weather, from gales to light winds, in their bid to win the race. Be prepared for anything, as this race will generally throw it all at you!

Joining the Fastnet race normally requires entering several other qualifying races over several weekends. However, we are now able to offer a condensed campaign starting on the 1st of August for approximately 2 weeks.  

Departure & Return Location

Crew will join the boat in Hamble, UK for last minute training and prepping the boat before the race.

There are two options for disembarking: either crew can leave in Cherbourg after the race and celebrations, or they can sail the boat back to Hamble and alight there. 

Training

Training

Starting on the 1st of August we will start our intensive training programme which includes a full safety briefing, over 300 miles of offshore racing and significant hands on training

Rolex Fastnet Race

TBC August 2023 is the official start.

Price Includes

  • Race Entry
  • Yacht Charter
  • Accommodation on board (shared cabins)
  • Meals at sea (self service)
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Mooring Fees
  • Insurance for the yacht
  • Lifejacket
  • Personal locating beacon

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Meals offboard
  • Transfers airport-marina-airport
  • Shore based accommodation
  • Wet gear
  • Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail)

Complementaries

  • T-Shirt with your national flag
  • Sail Racing Academy T-Shirt
    T-shirtT-Shirt
What to Expect
  • Professional InstructionOur Skippers are experienced instructors that make every crew member feel welcome and tailor their delivery to the experience and style of the crew
  • Competitive boatAlthough the taking part is often fun, we believe the full experience comes from pushing ourselves to the max and competing with other boats on the water with a view to win
  • High safety standardsMaintaining and equipping a yacht to a high standard is not an easy task. No expense is spared in ensuring the best equipment is selected and repairs are undertaken quickly and proficiently.
  • No PassengersAlthough we are happy to provide sight seeing adventures, this experience is a regatta so you can expect to be actively involved in sailing the boat, there isn't any rail meat on our boats.
Skipper TBC
Itinerary

Training Day 11st august

 With a 9000 start, you will be learning the ropes, over the two days you will get to know the boat and crew and start working as a team.

We recommend you arrive the day/night before, option to stay onboard overnight will be covid dependant

 

Training Day 22nd August

With a 9000 start, this will be a time to refine and improve your skills and the team, having covered the basics of upwind beating and reaching we now change our focus to spinnakers (weather dependent)

Training Day 3-53rd August

Our goal is to sail under race conditions from Hamble to Eddystone rocks, back to Cherbourg and return to Hamble, this allows us to practice on much of the racecourse that the Fastnet course follows and avoids going into France and any quarantine regulations that may trigger.

Training Day 66th August

An opportunity to work on the boat and get some much-needed rest, debrief and consider changes that need to be made to our playbook and boat setup.

Training Day 77th August

We’ll spend the day on the water putting into action the tweaks discussed the day before. With the race less than 24 hours away this will be a short day to practice a few set maneuvers and socialise with the team before getting an early night.

Rolex Fastnet race8th-14th August

 please arrive the day/evening before option to stay onboard will be covid dependant

first warning will be a 1100 on sunday 8th of August from Hamble

Prize giving will take place on the 14th of August at 1700 in Cherbourg

 

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