Royal Ocean Racing Club Ltd.
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Rolex Fastnet Race

DATE: Sunday 8th August
COURSE: Cowes - Fastnet Rock - Cherbourg
DISTANCE (nm): 695

Celebrating 96 years since the first Fastnet Race, the founding race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, this was one of the first 'classic 600 milers' and today is the largest participation offshore race with 388 starters in 2019.

Date: Sunday 8th August

Course: Cowes - Fastnet Rock - Cherbourg

Distance (nm): 695

Celebrating 96 years since the first Fastnet Race, the founding race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, this was one of the first 'classic 600 milers' and today is the largest participation offshore race with 388 starters in 2019.  It attracts an international fleet: from audacious two-handed competitors to amateur yachtsmen on cruiser-racers through to professionally crewed high performance multihulls - this event caters for every competitor.  Starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, the fleet will progress through the Needles and along the Southwest coast, before navigating past Land's End and up through the Celtic Sea to round the Fastnet Rock, retuning past the Scilly Isles.  New for this edition is the finish moving to Cherbourg.  This has lengthened the course and provides the final challenge of navigating the waters off the Channel Islands.

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Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place
London
SW1A 1NN
UK

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Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
UK

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The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

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RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

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

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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.