|Class||Class Flag||Warning Signal||Preparatory Signal||1 Minute Signal||Start|
|IMOCA 60, Class 40||Pennant 7||11:00||11:06||11:09||11:10|
|IRC 4||Pennant 4||11:10||11:16||11:19||11:20|
|IRC 3||Pennant 3||11:30||11:36||11:39||11:40|
|IRC 2||Pennant 2||11:50||11:56||11:59||12:00|
|IRC 1||Pennant 1||12:10||12:16||12:19||12:20|
|IRC Z & VO65||Pennant 0||12:30||12:36||12:39||12:40|
Fastnet Race Documents
The proposed start times for the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 16th August 2015 are as follows:
|IMOCA 60, Class40 & Figaro II||1210|
|IRC Z, IRC Canting Keel & Volvo 65||1340|
Purpose and Scope of this guide
Welcome to the new Rolex Fastnet Race guide. This guide is intended to de-mystify the entry process and to help make your entry into the Rolex Fastnet Race as easy as possible. It is not to be treated as a replacement for the Rolex Fastnet Race Notice of Race which will be available on the RORC website.
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Just 24 minutes after the online entry system opened at midday on 12th January, over 300 boats had registered for the Rolex Fastnet Race.
The frenetic trend continued and by the end of the afternoon, 375 boats had signed up.
We are delighted that the race is so popular, the places have once again being taken up faster than ever before.
If you haven't entered the race yet, then all is not necessarily lost. You can join the Waiting List at http://remus.rorc.org. Past experience shows that approximately 10 to 15% of the boats entered do not go on to compete in the race, so it is very likely that places will become available.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the RORC manage entrants in the race?
Those who entered in time receive an automatic email confirming that they have entered the race. However, this is only the start of the entry procedure and all of the entry requirements, Special Regulations, Experience qualification, training qualification and other elements must be satisfied before a yacht becomes eligible to start the race. Please see the Guide for Entrants for details.
The following list of charts is only a selection of charts covering the course area and is designed as a guide for competitors. The responsibility for the choice of charts and other publications carried is the sole and inescapable responsibility of the person in charge. Persons in charge should consider which detailed charts might be required for ports of refuge.
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Starting from The Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, yachts will race on a course of approx 603 miles via the Fastnet Rock to the finish line at the western end of the breakwater in Plymouth Harbour.
Distances between notable points on the course
- Cowes – Needles 16 nm
- Needles – Portland Bill 34 nm
- Portland – Start Point 54 nm
- Start Point – Lizard 60 nm
- Lizard – Lands End 22 nm
- Land's End – Fastnet 170 nm
- Fastnet Rock – Scillies 150 nm
- Scillies – Lizard 51 nm
- Lizard - Finish 46 nm