Yacht Winsome racing at the start of the 2017 Fastnet Race off Cowes
03 Aug2019

Fastnet Race start

New start date for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the big 'bucket list' offshore events for yacht racers. Starting from Cowes, the fleet head west down the English coast then across the Irish Sea to round the Fastnet Rock lighthouse and then finish in Plymouth.

The event takes place every two years, traditionally starting on the Sunday after Cowes Week. In 2019 the race will start before Cowes Week on 3 August.

East Cowes Marina is a friendly and relaxing base pre-race for competitors and spectators - to book a berth call 01983 293983

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