RORC Fastnet Race Campaign

Secure a place with Sailing Ventures for our 2017 Fastnet Race campaign and become part of something incredible and experience one of the greatest yacht races in the world!

The Fastnet is one of the most famous classic offshore yacht races and is a biennial event sailed over a course of 608 miles, lasting about 5 days and nights with up to 300 yachts competing. The start is from Cowes, Isle of Wight, out through the Needles, round Lands End, across the Celtic Sea and round the Fastnet Rock, off the southwest coast of Ireland, then passing south of the Isles of Scilly with the finish at Plymouth in Devon.

The Fastnet Race 2017 package includes yacht race training, three RORC qualifying channel races, a First aid at sea and the ISAF sea survival course.

Fastnet Race qualifying – At least 50% of the Fastnet crew must complete 300 miles of RORC racing to enter the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 but we would like the whole crew to qualify.

Sailing Ventures training weekend will be held in the western Solent on a Saturday and Sunday in March 2017. Sailing Ventures qualifying races for the Fastnet will most likely include a couple of cross channel races and maybe the Round Eddystone Race and a reserve race in July if required.

Rolex Fastnet 2017 Campaign Breakdown

  • Professional Skipper.
  • Race Training Weekend.
  • First Aid at Sea course.
  • ISAF Sea Survival course
  • 3 or 4 RORC races (Race Qualifiers).
  • Safety gear whilst on-board.
  • Food for both race training and offshore yacht racing.
  • All Fastnet Yacht Race fees and Yacht Insurance (excludes personal insurance).


Pricing & Dates

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