Rolex Fastnet Race, Plymouth

The Rolex Fastnet Race is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the 47th edition!

RORC have relaxed the limit of the maximum monohull length of 100ft which means the race will not only attract local residents and race spectators but also some of the biggest and finest racing yachts from around the world.  Close to 400 boats will make up the combined IRC and non-IRC fleets - the largest ever entry in the race's 92 year history.

The race commences in the Solent from Cowes, Isle of Wight, on Sunday 9th August, finishing in Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, the symbol of the race, located off the southern coast of Ireland. 

The marina will open pontoons to allow the public to see the boats and soak up the post-race atmosphere, and there will be pop up stalls, retail outlets and live music to enjoy.

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