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Rolex Fastnet Campaign

When: Fastnet Race 06th August 2017

Location: Cowes to Fastnet Rock

Event Type: Offshore, Race Regatta



About The Fastnet Race

Sail the Legendary Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 with Motion Charters

The Rolex Fastnet Race is the highlight of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's (RORC) calendar. Taking place every other year, it has earned the reputation as one of the most demanding offshore races and is widely regarded as a must-do race for most sailors.

The 608 mile Rolex Fastnet Race is a real test for skipper and crews with its tricky tidal currents and changeable weather conditions. The race attracts entrants from all around the globe with a diverse entry ranging from the fastest grand prix race yachts to small cruiser racer family boats. If this sounds like a challenge you'd like to take on, join Motion Charters for a the experience of a lifetime.

On 6 August 2017 more than 250 boats will meet at the start line in Cowes and head out on to the English Channel and across the Irish Sea heading towards infamous Fastnet Rock. After rounding the Rock they then continue past the Isles of Scilly and back to Plymouth to the finish line (with fantastic celebrations onshore). 

Depending on weather conditions the race can take between 4-6 days and conditions can vary between light breezes to full-blown gales. The aim of our event is to safely compete whilst being as competitive as possible.

Enquire about Rolex Fastnet Race Packages


The Campaign Package


The Compact package includes


- One to Two Training Weekends depending on experience

- Three RORC Qualification races 

- Fastnet Race


The Full Fastnet Race Package Includes:


- Two Training Weekends

RORC Myth of Malham

RORC Morgan Cup

RORC St Malo Race

RORC Channel Race

- Fastnet Race


What's included in our Fastnet Race Campaign Package?

All race entry and mooring fees

ISAF Offshore Safety Certificate

Qualifying races and training weekends as per above schedule and the Rolex Fastnet Race

Professional racing skipper and first mate

Accommodation on board

Packed Lunches onboard for the training weekends

Fuel, Gas and Safety Equipment

Pre-Race Scrub prior to each race

Wet Weather Gear

Full Race Sails

Full Race Prep

Full event management from your Motion Charters representative

Whilst we like to have fun, racing offshore is serious business and safety is paramount. We recommend all crew complete RYA Sea Survival Course 

Charter a Yacht for Rolex Fastnet Race

The next Rolex Fastnet Race will take place on 6th August 2016. If you would like to take part, contact us about our skippered and bareboat yacht charter packages. Call us on +44 (0)1489 588721 or email sail@motioncharters.co.uk