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Rolex Fastnet 2017

Fastnet Race

The Rolex Fastnet 2017 is one of the most famous offshore yacht races in the RORC calendar. Starting in Cowes it races to the Fastnet Lighthouse and finishes in Plymouth.

This is a prestigious event and an experience of a lifetime.

Take part on our fully race prepared Sigma 38 and race in a true one-design Class-  11 Sigma 38 yachts entered in Rolex Fastnet Race 2015.

Equinox Sailing have put together a comprehensive Rolex Fastnet 2017 package with includes 4 qualifying offshore races and 3 training weekends, 2 on the water and the ISAF Offshore Safety course. This will give each crew member over 1, 500 nautical miles of offshore racing and training. We believe that it is one of the most complete packages available.

The crew must compete in a minimum of 300 nm offshore racing prior to the Rolex Fastnet 2017 Race. We will be competing in 4 RORC races prior to the Rolex Fastnet 2017 Race allowing everyone to gain the required mileage. The Rolex Fastnet 2017 Race is not a race for beginners, but with the training and qualifying races included in our package you will have the experience necessary not only to compete in this classic offshore race but to excel in it.

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Included in the Rolex Fastnet 2017 package
2 training weekends
4 RORC offshore qualifying races
Rolex Fastnet 2017 Race
ISAF/RYA Sea Survival Course
Cruise back from Plymouth after race
All safety equipment
All food on-board, mooring fees and fuel
Team T-shirts

Package price £3500
Payment plan available

ISAF/RYA Offshore Safety and Sea Survival course – 22/23 April 2017
This weekend combines two courses-
RYA Sea Survival and ISAF Offshore Safety

Training Weekend 1 – 13th-14th May 2017
Boat familiarisation
Safety and MOB procedures
Crew roles
Sail trim
Reefing
Sail changes
Spinnaker hoist, drop, gybe

Training Weekend 2 – 24/25th June 2017
Problem solving
Sail trim
Helming techniques
Poleing out a head sail
Spinnaker peel
Work on crew strengths and weaknesses

We will be competing in the following offshore races in 2015:

26-29th May 2017 RORC Myth of Malham – Cowes to Eddystone rock  230NM
Join the boat on Friday evening for a start on Saturday. A race around the Eddystone Lighthouse off Plymouth and back.  This races follows the same course as the Fastnet Race allowing us to hone our tactics along the South Coast.
10-11th June 2017 RORC Morgan Cup – 125nm
Join the boat on Friday afternoon for an early Friday evening start.  A 24-36 hour race to Guernsey.
7-9th July 2017 RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race – 185NM
Join the boat on Thursday evening for a start on Friday. A 24-36 hour race to St Malo, with the boat returning Sunday.
22-23 July 2017 RORC Channel Race – 125 NM Approx
Join the boat on Friday evening for a start on Saturday morning. A 24-36 hour race in the Channel, the course is set depending on the tides and weather.
6th August Rolex Fastnet 2017 Race 608NM
Join the boat on Saturday afternoon to prepare and stock the boat for the 1200 start on Sunday. The Race will last 5-6 days taking us past Lands End, across the Celtic Sea, around the Fastnet Lighthouse and back to Plymouth.

Please contact us for more information or to register your interest. Click here to download our booking form.  Why not read our 2015 Rolex Fastnet race report.

To learn some interesting facts about the Rolex Fastnet visit our facts & stats page.