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3rd August 2021 to 15th August 2021

Rolex Fastnet Race 2021 – Volvo 65 campaign

Join the crew of  Volvo 65 "Sisi" ex-VESTAS 11th Hour Racing for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021.

Join the crew onboard a legendary yacht and battle it out for line honours. You’ll sail shoulder to shoulder with the Austrian Ocean Race Project’s core team, to push the boat to its limit around the iconic 695NM racecourse. As part of the crew, you'll be fully involved in both the preparation and racing of the yacht. There's no paying to be "just rail meat" here. All crew members will have the chance to try every role onboard, from nav to helming to tactics to bow and - everyone's favourite - sail trim!

Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Challenging - some sailing experience and a good level of fitness required
Vessel type
Volvo 65
Vessel length
65ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
These are race yachts, so no airs and graces. Berths are hot bunking.
Insurance Required
Yes
Training:

Join “Sisi” on the evening of Tuesday 3rd August in Southampton. As part of this training, you will complete an offshore passage of at least 300NM which will act as our qualification passage for the race.

Race Start:

Solent, UK 08 August 2021

Finish:

Cherbourg, France, about 12 August 2021

Starting on 8th August 2021, 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 sailors bucket list as it challenges our inshore and offshore skills.

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£5150 per person

Deposit £2,500*

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Pay a deposit of £1,000.00 per item
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  • A place on the race crew of Volvo 65 “Sisi”
  • On the water training
  • Race qualification sea miles
  • Safety equipment
  • Wet weather gear / foulies
  • Food & drink whilst on-board
  • Branded team kit to keep
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course (virtual training will be made available with a physical pool element in person before the training week)
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Solent, UK

Cherbourg, France

Training:

Join “Sisi” on the evening of Tuesday 3rd August in Southampton. As part of this training, you will complete an offshore passage of at least 300NM which will act as our qualification passage for the race.

Race Start:

Solent, UK 08 August 2021

Finish:

Cherbourg, France, about 12 August 2021

Starting on 8th August 2021, 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 sailors bucket list as it challenges our inshore and offshore skills.

Waterproof or soft kit bag (no hard cases with wheels)
1 complete set of 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

Payment terms: Booking deposit £2,500. Balance due 16th May 2021

Booking deposit non-refundable, unless we manage to resell your berth.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

If you cancel your entry and you can not be replaced as a crew member, Kraken Travel is entitled to the retention of the following, staggered cancellation costs:

– if you withdraw up to 12 weeks before the start of the service, 50 % of the total amount

– if you withdraw within the last 12 weeks before the service is provided, 90% of the total amount

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