RORC Rolex Fastnet Berth (2023)
A deposit secures your berth with the balance payable in instalments. The total amount is payable before 22nd April.
Get in touch if you want to learn more about our 2023 campaign.
Want the adventure of a lifetime? The Fastnet race is one of the ultimate offshore yacht races; this is your chance to create a lifetime of memories and lifelong friends. The RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) runs the race every other year, and Fastnet 2023 is the 50th Edition, making it very special!
This iconic event in the sailing calendar 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 recommend having done at least the Competent Crew course or having a similar level of experience.
This classic race takes part in some of the most challenging tidal and weather conditions, providing the backdrop for a memorable experience.
Whilst completing the race is an outstanding achievement, we aim to compete at the highest level. This is your chance to participate and claim 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 & 1000 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
The campaign includes three offshore qualifying races and two training weekends, and two safety courses in addition to the race itself.
22nd & 23rd April, 6th & 7th May
De Guingand Bowl: 13th & 14th May (c110M – 160M)
Myth of Malham: 26th – 29th May (c230M)
Morgan Cup: 16th – 18th June (c110M – 160M)
Rolex Fastnet Race: 22nd -28th July* (c695M)
* Note as in 2021, the Fastnet will finish in Cherbourg. The delivery trip back will depart a couple of days after finishing. If you need to get back quicker, you can make your own way home.
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).
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