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Watch the start or visit the race village in Plymouth

Where to watch the start in Cowes

The race starts from one of yachting’s most famous locations: The Royal Yacht Squadron (The Squadron), Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Sunday 6th August 2017. The start sequence begins with the first warning signal at 10.50 BST for the 47th edition. There will be live coverage of the starts. See below.

ClassStart
Multihull 1100
IMOCA 60, Class40 1110
IRC 4 1120
IRC 3 1140
IRC 2 1200
IRC 1 1220
IRC Zero & VO65 1240

The best vantage points for the start will be along Cowes Green and Egypt Esplanade on the Isle of Wight. Spectators will also be able to listen to the live commentary on the speakers along Cowes Parade and The Green from Fastnet Radio.

As the fleet funnels out of the Solent there will be a good chance to see the yachts from Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle on the mainland. Further along the coast Anvil Point, St Alban’s Head, and Portland Bill should also give a good view of the race on its outbound leg.

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Race Office at the Finish

  • Shaw Way, Mount Batten, Plymouth
  • +44 (0) 1983 295 144
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Race Office at the Start

  • 82 High Street, Cowes
  • +44 (0) 1983 295 144
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