22nd July 2022 to 27th July 2022

Beneteau First 47.7: Fastnet Race 2023

£4795 per person

Deposit 25%. Final balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Join the crew for a epic race & adventure for the Fastnet 2023 onboard a Beneteau First 47.7.

In stock

Suited to
Groups, Couples, Individuals
Difficulty
Some sailing experience required
Vessel type
Beneteau First 47.7
Vessel length
47ft
Skipper
Yes
Insurance Required
Yes

Since it began in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race has grown to become one of ocean racing’s greatest events and along with the Rolex Sydney to Hobart and the Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of the top three offshore races in the world.

Qualifying Race Campaign - Dates & Races TBC

June/July – Training Weekends x2

June/July – RORC Races x3

Fastnet Race 2023

6 Days: 22 - 27 July 2023

Delivery Back to Cowes from Cherbourg

2 Days: 28 - 30 July 2023

£4795 per person

The Rolex Fastnet Race takes competitors across 600+ miles and up to five days battling the wind and tricky tidal conditions to round the Fastnet Rock on the Southern tip of Ireland.

Yacht – Beneteau 47.7

The yacht is professionally maintained and raced competitively in major regattas and offshore events in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. She comes with an extensive racing sail wardrobe and has been modified from the factory original for ease and functionality of racing.

Our Beneteau 47.7 is MCA coded category 2 for 14 people and ISAF coded to Cat. 1 She sleeps up to 10 in four separate cabins, all berths are equipped with lee cloths for use at sea.

Please view ‘Other Practical Information’ for more information on sail wardrobe and race results.

Itinerary

2023 Dates – provisional

June/July – Training Weekends x2

June/July – RORC Races x3

Friday 21st July – Race Prep. Day

Saturday 22nd July – Rolex Fastnet Race Start (Cowes)

27th July – Expected Finish Date (Cherbourg)

30th July – Estimated return date to UK

Accommodation

Accommodation whilst ashore isn’t included in this package so please find somewhere local to stay, however, if you are struggling to find somewhere please contact us to discuss and we will help find you a solution.

 

  • Race Entry and fees
  • Yacht Charter
  • Meals at sea (self-service)
  • Certified Professional Skipper & First Mate
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Mooring Fees
  • Insurance for the yacht
  • Lifejacket & Safety Gear
  • Branded Kit
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Onshore meals
  • Shore-based accommodation
  • Personal Insurance
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Sail Wardrobe

  • Mainsail 1 – Hyde Kevlar fully battened offshore main
  • Mainsail B/U – Hyde Sails Tri Radial Kevlar
  • Carbon Tri Radial J2 Jib (125%)
  • North 3DI J2 (105%)
  • Carbon J3 2014 Jib
  • Hyde Sails Kevlar J3 B/U Jib
  • North Asymmetric A1
  • North Asymmetric A2
  • North Spinnaker staysail
  • Masthead Spinnaker S2 Runner

Race Results

  • 3rd in class Antigua sailing Week 2014 & 2017
  • 2nd in class Heineken Regatta 2017/19
  • 2nd in class RORC Caribbean 600 2015/16/19
  • 2nd in class Yachting World Round Antigua Race 2014
  • 4th in class Heineken Regatta 2014
  • 2nd in class GILL Commodores Cup 2014
  • 2nd in class BVI Regatta 2012
  • 5th in class RORC Caribbean 600 2012
  • 3rd in class Antigua Sailing Week 2011
  • 2nd in class RORC Caribbean 600 2011
  • 1st in class and 1st over all ARC Transatlantic 2011
  • 2nd in class BVI Regatta Caribbean 2008
  • 2nd in class Antigua Week 2008
  • 2nd in class Rolex Middle Sea Race 2007

Cowes

Cowes

Yacht – Beneteau 47.7

The yacht is professionally maintained and raced competitively in major regattas and offshore events in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. She comes with an extensive racing sail wardrobe and has been modified from the factory original for ease and functionality of racing.

Our Beneteau 47.7 is MCA coded category 2 for 14 people and ISAF coded to Cat. 1 She sleeps up to 10 in four separate cabins, all berths are equipped with lee cloths for use at sea.

Please view ‘Other Practical Information’ for more information on sail wardrobe and race results.

Itinerary

2023 Dates – provisional

June/July – Training Weekends x2

June/July – RORC Races x3

Friday 21st July – Race Prep. Day

Saturday 22nd July – Rolex Fastnet Race Start (Cowes)

27th July – Expected Finish Date (Cherbourg)

30th July – Estimated return date to UK

Accommodation

Accommodation whilst ashore isn’t included in this package so please find somewhere local to stay, however, if you are struggling to find somewhere please contact us to discuss and we will help find you a solution.

 

20-25 litre dry bag
Wet weather gear top and trousers (optional, can be provided if required)
Thin thermal/breathable base layer x 1
Fleece top
Deck shoes
Sea boots (optional)
Sailing gloves
Warm hat
Sun hat
Sailing knife
T-shirt
Shorts
Sunglasses x 1

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