The Rolex Fastnet Race

Rolex Fastnet Race

The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race starts at noon on Sunday after Cowes Week, with the yachts heading for the Fastnet rock off the Irish coast before finishing in Plymouth.

This race is on every sailor’s bucket list, and for good reason, as it challenges the mental and physical abilities of crews and the technical abilities of yachts. To complete this race is an achievement in itself!

With the 2017 increasing the upper limit on boat lengths to over 100ft, the start promises to be spectacular! Furthermore, the Volvo Ocean Race has announced that all 9 teams will complete the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race as part of a Pre-VOR series.

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More information on events to be held in Plymouth at the Race Village will be announced in early 2017