Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

The Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 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.

Fastnet Race

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.

Rolex Fastnet Race Package

Equinox Sailing have put together a comprehensive Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 package which 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 Race 2019. We will be competing in 4 RORC races prior to the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 allowing everyone to gain the required mileage. The Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 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 Race 2019 package

  • 2 training weekends
  • 4 RORC offshore qualifying races
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2019
  • ISAF/RYA Offshore Safety and 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 £3,750
Payment plan available

ISAF/RYA Offshore Safety and Sea Survival course – April 2019

This weekend combines two courses-
RYA Sea Survival and ISAF Offshore Safety

Training Weekend 1 – May 2019

Boat familiarisation
Safety and MOB procedures
Crew roles
Sail trim
Sail changes
Spinnaker hoist, drop, gybe

Training Weekend 2 –  June 2019

Problem solving
Sail trim
Helming techniques
Poleing out a head sail
Spinnaker peel
Work on crew strengths and weaknesses

May 2019 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.

June 2019 RORC Morgan Cup – 125nm

Join the boat on Friday afternoon for an early Friday evening start.  A 24-36 hour race to Guernsey.

July 2019 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.

July 2019 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.

August 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 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.

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