Fastnet Yacht Race 2019

Full details of our 2019 Package have yet to be released –

We Are Offering Just 8 Crew Fastnet Yacht Race Berths to the lucky few that want to take part in this renown and challenging 608 mile yacht sailing race event from Cowes  around the Fastnet Rock (off southern Ireland) and finishing in Plymouth  – but all taken aboard a yacht with style and luxury. We do need to emphasise that this is not just a one-off race – when you take part in this event you are buying into a complete offshore yacht race training campaign (with over 1,128 miles of offshore racing) with training starting in April 2019 as part of a well oiled team of only 10 members including the Skipper and Watch Leader. With these small numbers of only 8 crew you are not just used as ‘rail weight’ on this boat – you are totally involved in all aspects – but there are a few perks of being aboard a sumptuous, luxury vessel! She really is a little bit special – not your ordinary race boat!

Fastnet Yacht Race Training  Campaign:

£4,995 Price Includes:

  • Professional Race Skipper & Mate
  • ISAF Safety Course Weekend / Sea Survival
  • 2 x Practical Sail Training Weekends
  • 3 x Qualifying RORC Offshore Race Weekends
  • All Food & Drink Aboard
  • Berthing Fees, Entry Fees, Fuel, Gas
  • RORC 608 Mile Fastnet Yacht Race
  • 1,128 Miles of Offshore Racing
  • Only 8 Crew Berths Offered Aboard

Fastnet Yacht Race Required Experience Levels:

Luxury Yacht 2You do not need to be a race hardened veteran to take part in this campaign. However if you have had some experience of yacht sailing (say Day Skipper level or above) that would be useful as you would understand some of what would be required from you as a team player when living aboard. With such a small crew we need everyone to be involved and to muck in. However, if you are a complete beginner and are ultra keen – speak to us, or better still meet us  and we can assess and direct you in the right manner befitting your attitude.

Fastnet Yacht Race Campaign Itinerary:

The Rolex Fastnet Yacht Race only comes around every 2 years and entries are limited. There are about 300 in the fleet of all sizes and types of craft. At least 50% of the crew and Skipper are required to have raced at least 300 miles on offshore races RORC.  Also 30% of the crew are required to have completed the ISAF safety training course. Most of the training is done at weekends to reduce time off work but you will need to allow for a week for the race itself though our time will be probably about 5 days depending upon wind and conditions. You don’t need to deliver the yacht back to the Solent if it is more convenient to leave us in Plymouth after the finish. We estimate that you will require 6 days holiday outside of normal weekends.

Fastnet Yacht Race  Campaign Dates: 

April
Shore-based Training Weekend – ISAF – Sea Survival / Safety
May
Practical Training Weekend – Solent Based Boat Familiarization – Safety Drills
May
RORC Qualifying Race 1 – Myth of Malham Race – Bank Holiday Weekend – 230 Nm
 June
 Practical Training Weekend – Skills
July
RORC Qualifying Race 2 – Cowes-Dinard-St Malo – Starts on Friday – 150 Nm
August
RORC Qualifying Race 3 – Channel Placed Marks – 140Nm
Rolex Fastnet Race  – 5 x Days – Meet Saturday – 608 Nm

Want To Embrace the Fastnet Challenge?
Need More Information?
We appreciate that this is not a decision to take lightly and is a substantial commitment in terms of time and money. It is probably best to speak to Buster or Paul to assess your suitability and have an in depth conversation. Request further details on our Fastnet Yacht Race 2019 Campaign. Email us your contact so that we can have a discussion in the first instance. info@yachtforce.co.uk

Book Fastnet Race / Payment Plan:
We have a split payment plan to manage the finances.
Deposit: £600 deposit to secure your place.
1st February – £2,000
1st March – £ Balance Paid

For more information :

Call Buster or Paul for a discussion on 02380 016450
Email us at: info@yachtforce.co.uk