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Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Starts Sunday 6 August

Follow the race from start line to finish with the RORC.

The Rolex Fastnet Race starts Sunday 6th August, at 1100 BST

The start sequence begins with the first warning signal at 10.50 BST. The sequence lasts for two hours from 1100 to 1240.

PROPOSED START TIMES

1100 Multihull

1110 IMOCA 60 & Class40

1120 IRC 4

1140 IRC 3

1200 IRC 2

1220 IRC 1

1240 IRC Zero & VO65

  WHERE TO WATCH: COWES START

The best vantage points of the start will be along Cowes Green and Egypt Esplanade on the Isle of Wight. Spectators will also be able to listen to the live commentary on the speakers along Cowes Parade and The Green.

As the fleet funnel out of the Solent there will also be a good chance to see the yachts from Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, and Hurst Castle on the mainland. Further along the coast, Anvil Point, St Alban's Head and Portland Bill should also give a good view of the race on its outbound leg.

FASTNET RADIO & TV - LIVE STREAMING OF START

Fastnet TV will cover the entire start sequence live. It will be streamed online from the official race website and will be shown around Cowes on big and small screens.

Live Fastnet Radio commentary will be broadcasting the start on 87.7FM on Sunday and will be simulcast in Plymouth on 87.9FM.

Out of VHF range? Then go to the web site - www.rolexfastnetrace.com

Facebook LIVE

The Royal Ocean Racing Club will cover the entire start sequence on Facebook LIVE. 'Like' our page for the latest updates, photos, press releases and live video.

RACE WEBSITE

The easiest way to follow the fleet is via the RORC’s web site. Here you can find the latest news and images as well as blogs from the boats, web updates and morning and afternoon race reports during the entire race.

RACE TRACKER

Track the Rolex Fastnet Race fleet online with the YB Tracker Player. View by class or select your favourites and check out boat speed and weather conditions in real time. Read the social media feed and see the live leaderboard.

VIRTUAL RACE

Join over 8,000 armchair sailors and test your skills on the same course as competitors in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race by playing the Virtual Fastnet Race. Watch out - its addictive!

SOCIAL MEDIA

The Rolex Fastnet Race attracts an enormous amount of posts, photos and videos on our facebooktwitterinstagram and youtube channels. To receive all of the news and gossip from the race simply 'like' our facebook page or 'follow' the race on twitter and instragram.

Don’t forget to add #rolexfastnetrace to your posts!

 

Royal Ocean Racing Club

20 St James's Place
London SW1A 1NN
UK

fon: +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
fax: +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
web: http://www.rorc.org

Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes

82 High Street
Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AJ
UK

fon: +44 (0) 1983 295 144
fax: +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
web: http://www.rorc.org

RORC Rating Office (Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3SE
UK

fon: +44 (0) 1590 677030
fax: +44 (0) 1590 679478
web: http://www.rorcrating.com
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place
London
SW1A 1NN
UK

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Cowes Clubhouse


The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
UK

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478
 http://www.rorcrating.com

Royal Ocean Racing Club - since 1925

The RORC was founded in 1925 to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation of sailing vessels in which speed and seaworthiness are combined. Today the club encourages ocean, long distance and other forms of yacht racing and yachting activity.