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Solo fastnet logo Fastnet 2013 Spindrift 2 - copy Kurt Argio

02 June 2018

The Solo Offshore Racing Club (SORC) are proud please to announce the SoloFASTNET, a brand new offshore race on one of the world's most demanding ocean race courses. Starting off Cowes, the fleet will navigate the famous 610nm Fastnet course rounding Fastnet Rock before finishing off Plymouth.

This Cat 2 (ISAF)  race is designed by solo sailors for solo sailors. For Corinthian sailors who want to test their skills and endurance in a substantial offshore race. A race that only requires a week's leave  to complete but still offers the excitement and challenge of nights at sea combined with the unpredictable nature of North Atlantic weather. The IRC handicap race is certified by the Royal Western Yacht Club (RWYC).

Like the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Rolex Fastnet Race, finishing boats arriving with berth in Plymouth arriving between 7th-10th July having completed the gruelling race. Between 50-100 boats are expecting to line the pontoons making another incredible marine spectacle for Plymouth. 

For more information visit www.solofastnet.co.uk

Notice of race and further race information will be published when available.  

About SORC

The principal objective of the Club is the promotion and organisation of Single Handed Yacht Racing. The Club can trace its roots back to the 2000 OSTAR where a small number of skippers formed a group called "Petit Bateau'. As the Club expanded in 2005, a limited company was formed and in 2009 the name was changed to SORC.

Today, the majority of our highly competitive races start and finish in the Solent area but we do frequently go further afield to France, Ireland and other destinations. Our race programme in 2016 comprises 15 races over a total of 1328 miles and in 2015 our season featured forty solo skippers. A number of members have also completed in Oceanic races including the OSTAR, Transquadra, Mini-Transat, Round Britain and Ireland, AZAB, Global Ocean Race and others.