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East Anglian Sea School will be entering into the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race again in 2019. The RORC Rolex Fastnet Race starts at Cowes on the Isle of Wight and continues towards the Fastnet Rock off the Southern tip of Ireland via Lands’ End, returning outside the Scilly Isles to finish at Plymouth.

Since 1999 over 150 people have taken part in the legendary ocean race with East Anglian Sea School. Whether you have raced before, and want to use your skills to support the team, or have never sailed or raced before, and are keen to learn, you will gain a great deal from the programme. 

The Fastnet package we offer includes training sessions on the World Sailing (formally ISAF) racing crew qualification including sea survival, a briefing day to allocate crews to boats, two practice sessions, two RORC qualifying races, delivery trip to the south coast & the Fastnet race itself.

The East Anglian Sea School Fastnet package covers some 1800 quality nautical miles, provides unforgettable memories and exciting experiences, as well as improves valuable sailing skills. If you like to be part of an elite team and have the drive to achieve personal goals, the Fastnet Race is a challenge you cannot miss. To book on or for more infomation please contact us. 

 

The Programme

World Sailing Racing Crew Training

Survival Training with heavy weather procedures are over a non-residential weekend at the Sea School at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.

Race Training

Race training sessions are held at Suffolk Yacht Harbour and start on a Friday evening with welcome and briefing on board, followed by the race training on Saturday and Sunday.

RORC North Sea Race

This is our first qualifying race to encourage team bonding and set the scene for tactics, watch routines, etc. We meet on Thursday evening at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, ready for the race start early on Friday morning. The race and return covers approximately 450 nautical miles, and there should be time to enjoy a visit to Scheveningen in Holland, and the post-race party, before returning to Suffolk Yacht Harbour by Monday afternoon.

RORC East Coast Race

Crew members join the yachts at Suffolk Yacht Harbour on Thursday evening, delivering the yachts to West Mersea on Friday, in time for the race start that evening. The teams will return to Levington on Monday afternoon having covered approximately 250 nautical miles and honed skills in readiness for the race from Suffolk Yacht Harbour to Southampton.

Race Training

The final race training session is a race between our yachts which covers approximately 180 nautical miles from Levington to Southampton. This starts on Thursday evening and arrives in Southampton on Sunday afternoon in time for Cowes Week for those who may wish to stay.

RORC Rolex Fastnet Race

Crew members join the yachts on Saturday in readiness for the race start on Sunday morning. They should reach the finish line at Plymouth on Thursday/Friday in time to enjoy the awards ceremony and East Anglian Sea School celebrations!