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26th July 2025 to 30th July 2025

Beneteau First 40: Rolex Fastnet Race 2025 Campaign

From £5495 per person

Deposit £1,000. 2nd payment £2,247.50 25th July 2024. Balance £2,247.50 1st February 2025
Join the crew for an epic race & adventure for the Fastnet 2025 onboard a high competitive Beneteau First 40.
Clear
Pay a deposit of £1,000.00 per item
Suited to
Individuals, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Some sailing experience required
Vessel type
Beneteau First 40
Vessel length
40ft
Skipper
Professional Skipper
Crew
Professional First Mate
Berth Style
Single berths
Insurance Required
Yes

As one of the world's three top offshore races, the Rolex Fastnet Race has grown from its beginnings in 1925 to become one of ocean racing's premier events.

Fastnet Campaign

Fastnet Race, plus three qualifying races (TBC, from RORC UK Offshore Calendar 2025) and one training weekend (from Hamble, UK)

Price: £5,495 per person

Itinerary

Fastnet Race: 26 – 30 July 2025

3x RORC Offshore series races 2025 & training weekend

(Exact dates TBC)

Delivery back to UK from Cherbourg

Fastnet Race

Starting in 2025, the race will take us through The Needles Channel, and will follow the southern coastline of England, westward down the English Channel, before rounding Land’s End. After crossing the Celtic Sea, the race rounds the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland. Returning to the new host finish port of Cherbourg, with around 695NM of some of the most exciting offshore yacht racing there is.

The Fastnet has got to be on every sailor’s bucket list as it challenges our inshore and offshore skills.

  • Fastnet Race
  • 3x Qualifying Races
  • 1x training weekend
  • Berthing
  • Jacket & Shirt
  • Delivery back to UK from Cherbourg
  • Fuel
  • All social events
  • Entry fees
  • Professional skipper and 1 pro crew
  • Lunch
  • Transport to and from boat
  • Meals offboard
  • Sailing gear
  • ISAF/World Sailing Sea Survival Course (Mandatory)
  • Personal insurance

Training & RORC qualifier races Mainland base: TBC but likely to be Haslar Marina, Gosport, Portsmouth Harbour – UK South Coast (Solent)

Rolex Fastnet Race: Cowes, UK*

*Accommodation options are limited but Kraken Travel can provide some information if you wish to book to stay ashore pre-race.

Training & RORC qualifier races Mainland base: TBC but likely to be Haslar Marina, Gosport, Portsmouth Harbour – UK South Coast (Solent)

Rolex Fastnet Race: Finishes Cherbourg, France but campaign includes sail back to south coast, mainland base (Haslar Marina, Gosport, Portsmouth Harbour – UK South Coast (Solent)) being most likely end point.

Itinerary

Fastnet Race: 26 – 30 July 2025

3x RORC Offshore series races 2025 & training weekend

(Exact dates TBC)

Delivery back to UK from Cherbourg

Fastnet Race

Starting in 2025, the race will take us through The Needles Channel, and will follow the southern coastline of England, westward down the English Channel, before rounding Land’s End. After crossing the Celtic Sea, the race rounds the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland. Returning to the new host finish port of Cherbourg, with around 695NM of some of the most exciting offshore yacht racing there is.

The Fastnet has got to be on every sailor’s bucket list as it challenges our inshore and offshore skills.

Wet weather gear

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no hard cases with wheels)
Dry clothes
Passport
Sleeping bag
Hat and gloves
Sun cream
Any medication you require
Seasickness pills if needed
Water bottle
Warm layers as required
Safety knife
Head torch
Sailing boots