Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 (package)

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An outstanding opportunity to take part in one of Britain’s best-loved yacht races. As exhilarating for experienced sailors as it is for outright beginners.

Our packages include pre-race training and qualifications, preparatory races and, of course, the momentous race from Cowes to Ireland’s teardrop and back to Plymouth. Book yourself on board – and fast. Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint, so even though the big race starts in Cowes on 3rd August, training and qualifying events start as early as April!

See the itinerary tab for our full list of current packages.

Trip Start: 03 August 2019

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Vessel Type

We have access to a variety of yachts from 40ft production race yachts to carbon fibre maxis.

See the itinerary tab for our full list of current packages.

Vessel Length

40ft +




Hot bunking in cabins or pipe cots.


Deposit and cancellation:

25% deposit required. Non refundable.

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  • Professional Skipper and First Mate
  • Food, fuel, race entry and mooring fees
  • Training Weekends
  • Qualifying races (exact races depend on package chosen, contact us for more information)
  • Team T-shirt
  • Wet weather gear


  • World Sailing/ISAF Sea Survival qualification
  • Personal insurance
  • Travel to and from boat not included.

Practical Info

Open to beginner sailors.

A good level of fitness recommended.


Getting back

Travel details tbc

Travel assistance

Need help booking travel and accommodation for your trip? We have teamed up with STA Travel. Their experts will assist you with all your travel requirements. Please enquire when booking.


The Rolex Fastnet Race (package)

UK and Ireland

Start: 51°24N 9°36W

Fastnet Rock: 50°47N 1°18W

Finish: 50°21N 4°9W”

The Rolex Fastnet Race is the highlight of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) calendar. The bi-annual race 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 race starts at Cowes and the fleet heads west out of the Solent, past the needles and along the south coast, before heading across the Irish Sea bound for the Fastnet Rock. Once around the rock, its back across the Irish Sea, leave the Scilly Isles to port and then race to the finish line at Plymouth.

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.

Whether you have raced before and want to use your skills to support the team, or have never sailed or raced before and are keen to learn, you will gain a great deal from the programme.


We have a variety of packages to suit every different type of sailor.

Package 1# (Full Campaign – comfort) – Yacht: Grand Soleil 50

3 Qualifying RORC races (Myth of Malham – 25/27 May, Morgan Cup – 22/24 June, St Malo – 12/14 July)

2 Training Weekend (from Hamble, 11/12 May, 08/09 June)

Fastnet Race (03 Aug)



Package 2# (Full Campaign – 40ft) – Yacht: Beneteau First 40

4 Qualifying RORC races (Myth of Malham – 25/27 May, Morgan Cup – 22/24 June, St Malo – 12/14 July, Channel Race 27/28 July)

2 Training Weekend (from Hamble, 11/12 May, 01/02 June)

Fastnet Race (03 Aug)



Package 3# (Compact Campaign – 40ft) – Yacht: Beneteau First 40

3 Qualifying RORC races (De Guigand Bowl 08/09 June, Morgan Cup – 22/24 June, St Malo – 12/14 July,)

1 Training Weekend (from Hamble, 01/02 June)

Fastnet Race (03 Aug)


Not the package you’re looking for? We have access to many more yachts, so if none of these suit your needs or schedule, please do email and we’ll find you a package that fits.


Sailing boots

Trainers / deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit



Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

Hot water bottle

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A water bottle

Thermals, two sets

Thick socks, two sets

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

USB cord to charge your phone


Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife


Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require


Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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