The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race starts at noon on Sunday after Cowes Week, with the yachts heading for the Fastnet rock off the Irish coast before finishing in Plymouth.
This race is on every sailor’s bucket list, and for good reason, as it challenges the mental and physical abilities of crews and the technical abilities of yachts. To complete this race is an achievement in itself!
The 2017 race will start on the 6th August and the start line is from the Royal Yacht Squadron in West Cowes. With the 2017 increasing the upper limit on boat lengths to over 100ft, the start promises to be spectacular!
Find out more at www.rolexfastnetrace.com