Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

Join us for Rolex Fastnet Race 2017! This is a very popular race in the RORC offshore racing calendar, offering a fantastic course around one of the most iconic sights in sailing – Ireland’s Fastnet Rock. A must-do for any offshore racer and an amazing opportunity for enthusiastic newcomers to take part in this famous race.

Click here to download Monster Project’s brochure on the ROLEX FASTNET RACE


The Race Organisers require that participants do a RORC qualifying passage on board prior to the 608nm Fastnet Race.  Monster Project’s 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race package includes these qualifying and training passages. These races are either the RORC Cowes – Dinard – St. Malo Race or the Channel Race. These races are both approximately 100-150nm in length and we would hope to complete them in 10-20 hours, depending on wind conditions.

Cowes, UK
15 - 18 August
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Training, Qualifying and Racing Schedule

Rolex Fastnet Race programme


Tuesday 4th – 5th July 2017
Join Monster Project for boat preparation and training days venue to be advised.

Friday 7th July 2017
RORC Cowes – Dinard – St. Malo Race.  Start time approx. 1200.

Sunday 9th July 2015
Return to Southampton.

19th – 20th July
Join Monster Project  for preparation and training days venue to be advised.

Saturday 22 July 2017
RORC Channel Race. Start time approx. 1200.

Sunday 23 July 2017
Estimated finish.


Join Monster Project for race day.

Sunday 6th August 2017

Rolex Fastnet Race. Start time approx. 1100.

Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th August
Estimated finish. (Needless to say this is very weather dependant!)

Rolex Fastnet Race Package includes

  • Professional Race Crew
  • Pre-race qualifying and training events
  • On board provisions (food and water)
  • Safety equipment (loan)
  • Race entry fees
  • Fuel and berthing / mooring fees


Rolex Fastnet Race new race crew will need to arrange their own accommodation ashore in the UK for the training events, as well as in the Cowes and Plymouth areas before and after the Rolex Fastnet Race. You must also have a valid travel insurance policy with coverage for offshore yacht racing and any applicable visas. We can assist with any specific food requirements.