Well! The waiting is over! Rolex Fastnet finishers have been arriving at Plymouth Yacht Haven in droves since Wednesday afternoon. In the first 24 hours the marina staff welcomed in around 180 yachts – that’s one every 8 minutes with no let up - which kept us all on our toes. Boat sizes ranged from 40 feet to 70 feet. Some only stayed a few hours but most have remained and more 30-40 foot boats have continued arriving since. Total so far = 234!
The marina looks wonderful crammed full of yachts festooned with Fastnet and Winners flags and brightly coloured foul weather gear drying on every boom, and the atmosphere is great. Our own berth holders are much entertained by the event on their doorstep and are happily mingling with Fastnet crew both on the pontoons and in the bars. Visitors to the marina have been strolling the pontoons to admire the boats and enjoying the live afternoon music in the Fastnet Race Village. Aerial shots to follow shortly.