Race Overview

Founded in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race is a biennial offshore yacht race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The race is named after the Fastnet Rock, which the race course rounds. The race is considered one of the classic big offshore races, and is among the top 3 in the world. The ‘Fastnet’ is testing of both inshore and offshore skills, boat and crew preparation and speed potential. The race attracts around 300 of the world’s best racing yachts. This is your chance to compete in this famous race and complete a full Fastnet Campaign.

  • Highly competitive 50th Anniversary race
  • Rounding Fastnet rock will stay with you forever
  • Expect many transitions in unpredictable conditions
  • Compete in the same race as sailing greats


  • Rolex Fastnet Race Entry
  • Two RORC Qualifying Races
  • RYA Sea Survival Course
  • ISAF Offshore Safety Course
  • RYA First Aid Course
  • Musto Team Kit Package

£4,650 Inc VAT pp


What’s Included

This event includes the following items. If you would like further clarity on event inclusions please contact us.

  • Shorebased training courses, qualifying races, Fastnet race entry fees, berthing and insurance
  • Professional Race Skipper and First Mate
  • Musto Technical Team Jacket and Polo to keep, and use of Musto BR2 offshore jacket and salopettes
  • All on board safety equipment including lifejacket
  • Food, soft drinks and berth whilst on board participating in practical events


Please note this itinerary is indicative and correct at the time of posting and liable to change at any moment. If you have any questions surrounding the event and listed itinerary do get in touch with a member of the team.

Shorebased training weekend at Hamble School of Yachting which includes the following training:

RYA Sea Survival Course
ISAF Offshore Safety Course
RYA First Aid

RORC Qualifying Race 1 – Myth of Malham Race:
Cowes > Eddystone Lighthouse > Solent
Aprox. 230NM
RORC Qualifying Race 2:
Cowes > Dinard > St Malo
Aprox. 151NM
22-28 July Rolex Fastnet Race 2023

Who Can Enter

In order to take part in some sailing race events additional training and qualification events may need to be completed. Please make sure you meet the criteria listed within this section or contact the team for further information.

  • Open to everyone who has completed Clipper Race training
  • RYA Day Skipper or above
  • Non certificated recent sailing experience will also be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • For those who have no, or limited experience Clipper Race training Level 1 will need to be completed at an additional cost of £1,130
  • Over 18s only