Fastnet Race Documents
Protests or Scoring enquiries may be filed online. The Hearing Schedule, Decisions and Notices to Competitors will also be available from here:
The Sailing Instructions and Trophy Application Form for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race have been released and are available to download below;
The 2019 RORC Notice of Race has now been released. Part 1 - General Rules is read in conjunction with Part 2 - 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race NOR.
2019 RORC General Rules - Part 1
Also linked below are the 2019 World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations and 2019 IRC Rule sections
Provisional Start Times for all classes in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race
|Class||Class Flag||Warning Signal||Preparatory Signal||1 Minute Signal||Start|
|IMOCA 60 & Class40||Pennant 7||12:35||12:41||12:44||12:45|
|IRC 4||Pennant 4||12:50||12:56||12:59||13:00|
|IRC 3||Pennant 3||13:05||13:11||13:14||13:15|
|IRC 2||Pennant 2||13:20||13:26||13:29||13:30|
|IRC 1||Pennant 1||13:35||13:41||13:44||13:45|
|IRC Z & VO65||Pennant 0||13:50||13:56||13:59||14:00|
Entrylist for IRC and Non-IRC rated (e.g. Class40, IMOCA 60, Multihull) boats
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 available here.
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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 605 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 (approx)
- 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