Fastnet Race Challenge 2017

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Take part in the 2017 Fastnet race challenge with BOSS. Once again we are offering individual places on a comprehensive programme of race training, offshore racing and participation in the infamous Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) & Rolex Fastnet Race in 2017. Since 1991 BOSS have offered individuals the opportunity to take part in this bi-annual race. Considered one of the world's classic ocean races, the 608-mile course is a test for skippers and crews with its tricky tidal currents and changeable weather conditions.

This year we are offering a limited number of berths aboard our fleet of matched thoroughbred Sigma 38 yachts. The Rolex Fastnet Race is a classic. Take your place on our Fastnet campaign and become part of something special. Train and compete with a Fastnet yacht racing team and experience one of the greatest races in the world. As well as the actual race itself, our  Fastnet Race Challenge package includes one on the water race training weekend, one shore based safety training weekend plus four RORC qualifying races.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club - who are the race organisers of the Fastnet race have a strict entry criteria for both yachts and crews wishing to compete. The yacht / skipper / crew must complete as a minimum, 300 miles in offshore races as a team in the 12 months before the race.

The cost of the package includes: race entry fees, all food on board whilst racing and during practical training, Crew shirts, all boat costs including mooring fees, gas and diesel used during the BOSS Fastnet Race Challenge. BOSS Challenge members will all be offered a sea survival & ISAF Offshore safety course on a specific date, which is also included in the package price.

2017 BOSS Fastnet Race Challenge Programme


Fastnet Race Training Weekend

21 - 23 April 2017

ISAF & Sea Survival Course

29 - 30 April 2017

RORC De Guingand Bowl Race

12 - 14 May 2017

Solent - Channel Marks - Solent 110 - 160 miles

RORC The Morgan Cup Race

8 - 11 June 2017

Solent - St Peter Port plus return passage approx 220 miles

RORC St Malo Race

7 - 9 July 2017

Solent - St Malo plus return passage Approx 300 miles

RORC Channel Race

21 - 23 July 2017

Solent - Channel Marks - Solent - 100 to 150 miles

RORC ROLEX Fastnet Race

4 - 13 August 2017 (Sunday 6th morning start)

Solent to Plymouth via "The Rock" 600+ NM plus return passage Plymouth to Hamble

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