Fastnet Race Documents
The slides from the Weather Briefing of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race are available below:
|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|
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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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