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Rolex Fastnet Race 2021 campaign

Join the crew of a race yacht for the world's most prestigious offshore yacht race.

Join the crew of a race yacht to compete in a Rolex Fastnet Race campaign. 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!

We now only have spaces on our latest campaign on a beautiful Pronavia 38. If you'd like to discuss your requirements, book a video call with one of our racing specialists.

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

Start: Solent, UK 06 August 2021

Finish: Cherbourg, France, about 12 August 2021 (deliveries back to Solent included)

Starting in 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 sailor’s bucket list as it challenges our inshore and offshore skills.

Package 6 | Pronavia 38 – £2,700

This package is a super-condensed campaign. You join the yacht in Falmouth, UK on 1st August where you’ll embark and an intense week of training and race qualification before heading to the Solent to start the Rolex Fastnet Race on 8th Aug.

Package 1 | Beneteau 40.7 – £2,700 SOLD OUT

Race as part of a small crew onboard a competitive Beneteau 40.7. Based out of Hamble, you’ll receive training and 3 qualifying RORC races before taking part in the Fastnet itself. The Beneteau 40.7 may well be small, but it’s also mighty! Your professional skipper will ensure that the whole crew work as a team and achieve their objectives during the race.

Package 2 | Elan 450 – £3,999 – SOLD OUT

Race with a proven winning skipper on board a recently refitted Elan 450. As part of a guest crew of 8, you’ll receive full race training before competing in 3 RORC qualifying races and then the Fastnet Race itself. With the finish now over in Cherbourg, it’ll be a celebration dinner of moules frites and champagne!

Package 3 | Grand Soleil 50 – £4,500

As part of a small guest crew of 8, your two experienced onboard professionals will coach you and the team to a satisfying race around Fastnet Rock. With that extra waterline length, the Grand Soleil competes well both on the water and under IRC, and offers a larger degree of comfort compared to its smaller rivals.

Package 4 | Volvo 70 “Telefonica Black” – £4,800 – SOLD OUT

This package is now sold out. Sorry.

Package 5 | Volvo 65 “Sisi” ex-VESTAS 11th Hour Racing – SOLD OUT

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.

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From £2700 per person

Deposit 50%. Balance due 20th June 2021.
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Each Package is slightly different, so please take time to read what’s included for the package you require

Package: Pronavia 38 LIMITED AVAILABILITY

  • Race Entry
  • Training and RORC Qualification (starting on 1st Aug 2021)
  • Accommodation on board (shared cabins)
  • Meals at sea
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Consumables for the yacht (mooring, diesel, fuel and water)
  • Safety Equipment

Package: Beneteau 40.7 SOLD OUT

  • Race Entry
  • 2x Training Weekends (5th-6th June and 17th-18th July)
  • 3x RORC Qualifier Races (De Guingand Bowl, St Malo Race and Channel Race)
  • Accommodation onboard (shared cabins)
  • Meals at sea
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (mooring, diesel, fuel and water)
  • Lifejacket with Personal locating beacon

Package: Elan 450 SOLD OUT

  • Race Entry
  •  Training Weekends (1st – 2nd May 2021)
  • 3x RORC Qualifier Races (Myth of Malham, St Malo Race and Morgan Cup)
  • Accommodation on board (shared cabins)
  • Meals at sea
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (mooring, diesel, fuel and water)
  • Safety Equipment

Package: Grand Soleil 50 SOLD OUT

  • All race entry and mooring fees for training weekends, qualifying races and the Fastnet Race itself.
  • 2x Training Weekend (15th/16th May and 26th/27th June)
  • 3x RORC races (Myth of Malham, Morgan Cup & St. Malo Race)
  • Professional skipper and mate, both of which are Yachtmasters.
  • Accommodation and food on board whilst racing.
  • Plus a team t-shirt and jacket that you get to keep!

Package: Volvo 70 SOLD OUT

  • Pre-Departure Safety Briefing
  • Man Overboard Training
  • 1 Day RYA Sea Survival Course
  • 1 Day ISAF Offshore Safety Course
  • 2 Training Weekends
  • 2 Qualifying RORC Races From Our Calendar
  • Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether)
  • Wet Weather Gear / Foulies
  • Food & Drink Whilst On-Board
  • Crew Branded Polo Shirt
  • Crew Branded Musto Jacket

Package: Volvo 65 SOLD OUT

  • A place on the race crew of Volvo 65 “Sisi”
  • On the water training
  • Race qualification sea miles (all qualification and training takes place from 2nd August 2021)
  • Safety equipment
  • Wet weather gear / foulies
  • Food & drink whilst on-board
  • Branded team kit to keep
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • ISAF/World Sailing Safety at Sea Certificate
  • Food ashore
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Solent, UK

Cherbourg, France

Start: Solent, UK 06 August 2021

Finish: Cherbourg, France, about 12 August 2021 (deliveries back to Solent included)

Starting in 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 sailor’s bucket list as it challenges our inshore and offshore skills.

Package 6 | Pronavia 38 – £2,700

This package is a super-condensed campaign. You join the yacht in Falmouth, UK on 1st August where you’ll embark and an intense week of training and race qualification before heading to the Solent to start the Rolex Fastnet Race on 8th Aug.

Package 1 | Beneteau 40.7 – £2,700 SOLD OUT

Race as part of a small crew onboard a competitive Beneteau 40.7. Based out of Hamble, you’ll receive training and 3 qualifying RORC races before taking part in the Fastnet itself. The Beneteau 40.7 may well be small, but it’s also mighty! Your professional skipper will ensure that the whole crew work as a team and achieve their objectives during the race.

Package 2 | Elan 450 – £3,999 – SOLD OUT

Race with a proven winning skipper on board a recently refitted Elan 450. As part of a guest crew of 8, you’ll receive full race training before competing in 3 RORC qualifying races and then the Fastnet Race itself. With the finish now over in Cherbourg, it’ll be a celebration dinner of moules frites and champagne!

Package 3 | Grand Soleil 50 – £4,500

As part of a small guest crew of 8, your two experienced onboard professionals will coach you and the team to a satisfying race around Fastnet Rock. With that extra waterline length, the Grand Soleil competes well both on the water and under IRC, and offers a larger degree of comfort compared to its smaller rivals.

Package 4 | Volvo 70 “Telefonica Black” – £4,800 – SOLD OUT

This package is now sold out. Sorry.

Package 5 | Volvo 65 “Sisi” ex-VESTAS 11th Hour Racing – SOLD OUT

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.

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

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