Rolex Fastnet Race 2025 RORC

Rolex Fastnet Race 2025 RORC

12 days
21 July 2025 - 2 August 2025
Cherbourg (FR)
Cherbourg (FR)
695 NM
All Inclusive (cook together)
€ 3.500,-

Race Highlights

A Historic Challenge: Experience one of the world’s most famous offshore races, steeped in history since its inception in 1925. The Fastnet Race is a biennial test of sailing prowess, attracting the best sailors globally.

Competitive Fleet: Join an international fleet of over 450 yachts, ranging from high-tech racing machines to traditional cruisers. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or an enthusiastic amateur, this race is a melting pot of talent and passion.

Iconic Course: Navigate past the legendary Fastnet Rock, a beacon for sailors and a symbol of the race’s enduring legacy. The course will challenge your skills with its complex tides, shifting winds, and strategic demands.

Spectacular Views: Sail along the stunning Jurassic Coast, with its dramatic cliffs and rugged headlands, making for an unforgettable backdrop to your race experience.

Teamwork and Camaraderie: Forging unbreakable bonds among crew members, vital in the face of offshore racing trials.

How racing works

Max Guests: 6 — This allows for personalized attention and a hands-on experience, ensuring each participant gets the most out of their sailing adventure.

Crew: Experienced Skipper & First Mate — A Yachtmaster certified skipper guarantees both safety and expert navigation, which is crucial for handling the challenges of open-water sailing.

Accommodation — The yachts feature three double occupancy cabins, ensuring comfortable lodging for all guests.

Challenging Weather Conditions — Sailing in these regions often involves dealing with strong winds. Knowledge and skill in navigating these conditions are imperative for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Complex Currents — The waters around England are known for their significant and complex currents. Understanding tidal patterns and current navigation is essential for safe and efficient sailing.

Safety — It’s crucial for all on board to have a basic understanding of sailing to contribute to the safe operation of the yacht.

Enjoyment and Participation — A certain level of experience is key to fully engaging in and enjoying the adventure, as well as understanding the nuances of sailing.

Team Dynamics — Experience aids in integrating with the crew, understanding different roles, and contributing effectively to the team effort.

Race day to day

Embark on the Rolex Fastnet Race 2025 – a voyage where courage, skill, and the relentless spirit of adventure converge on the open sea.

Morning: As we gather in Cherbourg, there’s an air of expectancy. Our trusty Beneteau First 40 waits, ready for the challenge.

Afternoon: Time spent on last preparations – a skipper knows the devil’s in the detail. We’ll run through the safety drills, always paramount at sea.

Evening: A hearty meal in Cherbourg and tales of the sea. It’s about setting the course not just on charts, but in our minds too.

Early Morning: The day dawns with promise. We cast off at first light, the channel awaits. This crossing, 12-16 hours to Cowes, is a sailor’s true test.

Day: We’ll harness the wind, riding the tides. Keep a sharp eye on the weather; the Channel is known for its tricks.

Evening: Nearing Cowes, the anticipation grows. This storied sailing town will greet us by nightfall, a welcome sight after a day at sea.

Full Days: Intensive training on the Solent. Sharpening our skills, working on maneuvers, and understanding the tides and winds of this challenging area.

Morning: In Cowes, we’ll immerse ourselves in the race atmosphere, refining our strategy with the latest weather updates.

Afternoon: A chance to stretch our legs on solid ground. Cowes is steeped in sailing heritage, worth a wander.

Evening: Early to bed in Cowes. Tomorrow, we race.

During the Race: Navigating through challenging conditions, around 100-150 hours of intense sailing. The highlight is passing the iconic Fastnet Lighthouse – a moment every sailor cherishes.

Arrival: Finish the race in Cherbourg. Time to celebrate our journey, sharing tales of the sea, the wind, and the camaraderie that only such a race can forge.

Evening: Enjoy the festive atmosphere, basking in the glow of achievement.

Morning: A well-deserved rest day. Reflecting on our adventure, the lessons learned, and the bonds formed.

Afternoon: Time to bid farewell to Cherbourg and our fellow sailors, as we head home, taking with us memories of a lifetime.


Rolex Fastnet Race 2025 RORC

English Channel

* Not included in the price is transportation to and from the Marina and all costs ashore, such as food and drinks

Trip includes

  • Cruising Performance Class (Sail wardrobe on board)
  • High safety standards (Lifejackets, Epirb, Radar, Liferaft)
  • All nights aboard (shared cabins)
  • All meals and drinks onboard (cook together)
  • Bed linen and Towels
  • Yacht consumables (Mooring fees, diesel fuel, gas, water)
  • Race entree fees
  • Memories of a lifetimeProfessional
  • Profesional Skipper / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor

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