fbpx

16th August 2020 to 20th August 2020

“Lonely Rock” (Original Fastnet Course) Race

£3950 Per person

Deposit Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure
Take part in the Lonely Rock Race, blasting your way around the original Fastnet course
Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Challenging - some racing experience required
Nights onboard
3
Vessel type
Grand Soleil 50
Vessel length
52ft
Skipper
Yes + professional 1st mate
Berth Style
Hot bunking double cabins
Insurance Required
Yes

Blast your way around the iconic racecourse, heading out from the Solent, towards Fastnet rock, rounding it, and finishing in Plymouth

ca. 3 Nights: 16 - ca. 20 August 2020

£3,950 per person

Want to race the new course of the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2021? Book your spot here.

After the shock announcement by the Royal Ocean Racing Club to move the finish of the iconic Fastnet Race from Plymouth to Cherbourg, the original hosts of the race Royal Western Yacht Club launched a new offshore event following the course of the race, as it was in 1925. Named after a literal Gaelic translation of the Fastnet Rock's now, the course will start by Ryde Pier. Once away, you'll race Westwards out of the Solent, down South West England and into the St. George's Channel. Once in the exposed water, you'll pass the Scilly Isle heading for the famous Fastnet Rock off Ireland. Rounding it to port, you then head for a downwind sprint to finish in Plymouth. This is an outstanding opportunity to take part in original forms of one of the world’s best-loved yacht races. As exhilarating for experienced sailors as it is for outright beginners.

Our package includes pre-race training weekends and this momentous race from Cowes to Ireland’s teardrop and back to Plymouth.

Training weekends: 11 - 12 July & 01 - 02 August 2020

Start / Finish: Port Hamble

The bi-annual Rolex Fastnet Race 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. This new race takes on the original course with corinthian rules, which also limits the size of yacht to 65ft.

The race starts at Ryde 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.

This original 608-mile Fastnet course is a real test for skipper and crews, with its tricky tidal currents and changeable weather conditions.

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.

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 hello@kraken.travel and we’ll find you a package or even a whole yacht charter that fits.

  • Training weekends
  • Food and refreshments provisions whilst afloat
  • Professional Skipper and Mate on board for all on-water training and the race.
  • Delivery after the race from Plymouth to Hamble
  • Personal insurance
  • Travel to and from boat not included.
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Hamble, UK

Hamble, UK

The bi-annual Rolex Fastnet Race 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. This new race takes on the original course with corinthian rules, which also limits the size of yacht to 65ft.

The race starts at Ryde 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.

This original 608-mile Fastnet course is a real test for skipper and crews, with its tricky tidal currents and changeable weather conditions.

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.

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 hello@kraken.travel and we’ll find you a package or even a whole yacht charter that fits.

Sailing boots

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

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Balaklava

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

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require