RORC Rolex Fastnet Berth
Want the adventure of a lifetime? The Fastnet is one of the ultimate offshore yacht races and this is your chance to create a lifetime of memories and lifelong friends. This iconic event in the sailing calendar comes around every two years and tests yachtsmen and women to the best of their abilities. Whilst all necessary training is provided and there’s no specific pre-requisite qualification for this campaign, we do recommend having done at least the Competent Crew course or have similar experience.
Get in touch if you want to find out more about our 2023 Campaign
Fastnet Race 2019 – Check out this short film of the 2017 crew in action
Fastnet race crew in action, heading for home having rounded the rock
Every other year, RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) runs one of the worlds’ most famous yacht races, the Rolex Fastnet race.
This classic race takes part in some of the most challenging tidal and weather conditions, providing the backdrop for a most memorable experience.
Whilst completing the race is in itself a great achievement, our aim is to compete at the highest level. This is your chance to participate and lay claim to something few people can say they have achieved. This famous race tests yachtsmen and women to the best of their ability with the whole campaign clocking up over 1000 nautical miles of offshore racing & 500 miles of offshore sailing.
Polka is a meticulously maintained Beneteau First, fully prepped for racing. More information can be found here.
If you are looking for an experience that will leave you with some unforgettable memories and improve you as a sailor then look no further than doing the Fastnet with Marcus and Polka. Marcus is a brilliant skipper who will instil your confidence in him and the boat from the moment you step aboard.
Chris – 2017 crew
We sail from Hamble Yacht Services. Our adventures start here! Hamble Yacht Services offers easy access from the M27, has plenty of parking and nearby access to the bars and restaurants of Hamble.
There’s plenty of free parking on site.
Polka – GBR912R
Polka is a meticulously maintained Beneteau First 34.7, fully race prepared. She has a carbon mast and rod rigging and flies an asymmetric spinnaker from a retractable carbon bowsprit.
We carry a full race sail inventory including:
- Carbon Membrane Main Sail
- Membrane Jibs (No. 1 & No. 3)
- Heavy Weather Jib
- Storm Jib
- Code 0 Asymmetric
- A2 Asymmetric
- A4 Asymmetric
Polka is MCA coded and compliant with ISAF category 1 offshore racing. She carries all the latest safety equipment, above and beyond the requirements of both bodies. All crew whilst onboard have a Spinlock Pro-sensor lifejacket allocated for their use. (The Skippers rules when to wear them will be applied at all times).