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 Saturday 3rd August 2019. Start sequence and times to be confirmed.
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.
Visit the Race Village in Plymouth
Rolex Fastnet Race Village
The Rolex Fastnet Race Village is the home of the RORC Finish Office and Media Centre, located next to the Plymouth Yacht Haven marina. The Race Village is open daily from 1000hrs onwards. Public Days and Pontoon access on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th August – please request hi-vis jackets from the security guard at the top of the ramp and he will explain the procedure and book you in for the dock walk.
Crew Bar - Race Village
The Crew Bar will be located in the Race Village and will be running 24hrs a day. Details to follow; 2017 race village as below
Entertainment in the Race Village