The purpose-built Rolex Fastnet Race Village is now open and ready for the influx of thousands of visitors.
Plymouth Yacht Haven is bracing itself for the arrival of the fleet with a capacity for 240 competing yachts at anyone time. Class40s and Figaro IIs will be moored in Queen Anne's Battery.
Located next to Plymouth Yacht Haven, from Wednesday 19th August, a 24 hour-a-day ferry service will operate between the Commercial Wharf at the Barbican, stopping at Queen Anne's Battery and Mount Batten Landing.
In the village...
Within the Rolex Fastnet Race Village are several concessions including Official Clothing Supplier MUSTO, joined by Roger Young Land Rover and Jaguar and, from the provider of the race champagne, the chic Lanson Champagne Bar which is stocked with over 300 bottles. SailMon Marine electronics and Julia Hammonds Marine Artist also have concessions.
Competitors and visitors alike can relax on the decked seating area to view video footage drawn from competing yachts during the race, which will be displayed on the central large screen.
There will be live music and entertainment from 1800 Tuesday 18th August on the main stage, including live broadcast from Fastnet Radio 87.9FM. View the line up here.
The Crew Bar
The Crew Bar is slightly separated from the Rolex Fastnet Race Village and will be located next to the Mount Batten Centre. The Crew Bar opens at 1800 Tuesday 18th August and will be open 24 hours-a-day until 16:45 on Friday 21st August. Stocked with over 15,000 pints of beer and over half a ton of Dark 'n Stormy, the organisers would remind people to drink responsibly.
Eating at the Race Village
Also open 24 hours-a-day, The Gourmet Grill is stocked with over 3,000 cheeseburgers and fries and the Mount Batten Centre is serving full English breakfast, fresh fruits and salads.
- The Water Taxi Route from Plymouth City Centre to the Race Village
- The Main Stage at the Race Village where there will be live music and entertainment
- Joe Hall, Rolex Fastnet Race Village Manager
- MUSTO - the Official Clothing Provider - have a concession at the Race Village
- The layout of the Race Village
- The RORC team of staff and volunteers ready to help all visitors and competitors