RORC Fastnet

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Location: Starts from our base at Premier Gosport Marina, rounds Fastnet Rock, back to Cherbourg before returning to our Premier Gosport Marina base.

Duration: 7 days (Approx)

The RORC Fastnet race is a truly iconic, world famous race that’s not for the faint-hearted! This race tests man and machine to their limits, and requires a great deal of determination and skill to complete. Our package includes three qualifying races, ISAF Offshore Safety. RYA First Aid at Seas & RYA Sea Survival Course. Definitely one for bucket list!

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Course Information

Joining Instructions: Please click here for course joining instructions

Recommended Reading: Sailing magazines, Fastnet books, racing guides, RORC website

Course Prerequisite: At least RYA Competent Crew

Minimum Age: 16+

Who is the course for:

This is for anyone who is already at least RYA Competent Crew standard, or has suitable sailing experience and knows how to tack, gybe and ideally be used to spending long periods on a yacht.

The RORC Fastnet race is for those sailors who feel they need a challenge, are capable and know the history of the race and how demanding it is. This is NOT a pleasure cruise along the coast!

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What we cover on the course:

You’ll cover the necessary RYA Sea Survival course, ISAF Offshore Safety, First Aid at Sea and of course, the all essential three qualifying races, along with the RORC Fastnet race itself

There will be practic sessions involved, which will be carried-out in both good and bad weather, to prepare you for what you could encounter on the RORC Fastnet race.

 

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Course formats & details:

Courses run in a single format:

  • Programme is to be confirmed, however each course will have a scheduled date and will need to be attended and passed.

RORC qualifying races are yet to be confirmed. Practice dates will be in the weeks leading up to the qualifying races and will be scheduled once RORC release the 2021 racing dates.

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Our Principal says this about the RORC Fastnet Race:

Ok so this is the big one, the legendary RORC Fastnet Race. over 700 miles of open-ocean racing with the best of the best. You’ll be up against multi-million pound racing yachts, including the Volvo Ocean race fleet, IMOCA boats, plus a whole host of other exotica.

This isn’t for the faint of heart. This race required dedication, guts, drive and determination, along with the skills and ability to perform as a member of a team.

We’ll put you through your necessary RYA Sea Surival, ISAF Offshore Safety and RYA First Aid at Sea courses, put you through gruelling training weekends and in all kinds of weather. You’ll get wet, you’ll get tired, you’ll be excited and exhausted, but most of all you’ll get to experience a legendary race which you’ll never forget.

In order to get the best from this event, you need to be fit, healthy, and understand that this won’t be easy. It’s not a pleasure cruise. This is a demanding offshore race which has in the past killed people. Sounds harsh? well, it is. Deal with it! So, you need to invest heavily in yourself, get fit, lose the pounds, train, train and then train some more. If the weather looks awful outside, then get out and go sailing! Obviously there are limits to this, but you’ll have to prepare for the fact that on Fastnet, you can’t chose the weather or pop into a marina for the night. Once you start, you are on it until you finish!

This is a lifetime experience you won’t forget. Its an investment in your sailing career and you need to take a long hard look at yourself and decide if you are up for it. If you are, give us a call, and lets get ready for RORC Fastnet!

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