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About this event
Founded in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race is a biennial offshore yacht race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club of the United Kingdom with the assistance of the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes and the city of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in France. The race is considered one of the classic big offshore races,
the 'Fastnet' is testing both inshore and offshore skills, boat and crew
preparation and speed potential. From its inception, the Fastnet Race
has proven highly influential in the growth of offshore racing, and
remains closely linked to advances in yacht design, sailing technique
and safety equipment. The Fastnet Race has been sponsored by the Swiss watch manufacturing company Rolex since 2001.
This promises to be an action packed day as we chase thew competitors across the waves, taking you to the heart of the activity for ample photography opportunities. To see the list of entrants and what will be on offer click here. There is also an excellent video that shows the kind of action in store that you can watch here.
We will depart from Ocean Village at 09:30 in plenty of time for the race start at 11am, returning mid afternoon (around 15:30). Our day will see us follow and chase the competitors down to the Needles and slightly beyond (subject to the weather conditions). Our chase boat has great ability to keep up with the fastest of sail boats so after chasing the leaders we will double back at times to capture others in the fleet thus enabling a good variety of shots.
Places are limited to 10 due to insurance and the
boat we will be aboard so booking early is advised to avoid disappointment.
Currently all of our events will run in line with our Covid-19 policy that follows government guidelines. You can find our Covid-19 policy information page here.
- Spare batteries
- Lense cloths
- Camera protection - rain covers etc
Other things you should bring
- Bottled water
- All levels welcome
- Sturdy outdoor shoes
- Warm clothing
- Wet weather gear