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6th August 2023 to 12th August 2023

Rolex Fastnet Race 2023 campaign

From £3500 per person

Deposit £150. Deposit balance due after 8 weeks. Trip balance due 12 weeks before departure.
Join the crew of a race yacht for the world's most prestigious offshore yacht race.
Clear
Pay a deposit of £150.00 per item
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

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 have several packages on offer, so take your time to see which is right for you. If you'd like to discuss your requirements, book a video call with one of our racing specialists.

Package 1 | Beneteau 40.7 - £3,500

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 | Volvo 70 "Telefonica Black" - £4,975

Take the helm of the legendary Volvo 70 for a full Fastnet campaign in IRC Zero. Based out of Gosport, the campaign includes 2 qualifying RORC races and then the Fastnet itself. You'll be assisted by a professional crew of four, who will coach you through-out the whole campaign.

Start: Solent, UK 06 August 2023

Finish: Cherbourg, France, about 12 August 2023 (deliveries back to Solent included)

Starting in August 2023, 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.

Each Package is slightly different, so please take time to read what’s included for the package you require

Package: Beneteau 40.7

  • Race Entry
  • 2x Training Weekends
  • 3x RORC Qualifier Races
  • 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: Volvo 70 “Telefonica Black”

  • 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
  • Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether)
  • Wet Weather Gear / Foulies
  • Food & Drink Whilst On-Board
  • Crew Branded Polo Shirt
  • Crew Branded Musto Jacket
  • 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 2023

Finish: Cherbourg, France, about 12 August 2023 (deliveries back to Solent included)

Starting in August 2023, 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.

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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