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.

Mandatory shorebased training weekend at Hamble School of Yachting which includes the following courses:

RYA Sea Survival Course
ISAF Offshore Safety Course
RYA First Aid

Availability for these courses may be checked and reserved with Hamble School of Yachting.

RORC Qualifying Race 1 – Myth of Malham Race:
Cowes > Eddystone Lighthouse > Solent
Aprox. 230NM

25 May 2023    PM arrive at Clipper Events HQ Gosport.
26 May 2023    AM Safety briefings, PM Yacht familiarisation/sailing
27 May 2023    Race Start
29 May 2023    AM Return to Clipper Events HQ,  PM guests depart

RORC Qualifying Race 2:
Cowes > Dinard > St Malo
Aprox. 151NM

06 July 2023     PM arrive at Clipper Events HQ, transit to Cowes.
07 July 2023     Race Start
09 July 2023     Depart St Malo
10 July 2023     AM arrive at Clipper Events HQ, PM guests depart

Rolex Fastnet Race 2023:
Cowes > Fastnet Rock > Cherbourg
Aprox. 695NM

21 July 2023         PM arrive at Clipper Events HQ, Gosport.
22 July 2023         AM transit to Cowes. Race Start
26/27 July 2023   Expected Race Finish
28 July 2023         Prizegiving. PM Depart Cherbourg.
29 July 2023         AM return to Clipper Events HQ, PM guest depart.

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 £1,300
  • Over 18s only