The 50th Eolex Fastnet Race goes back in 2023 with a first registration in 11th December 2022, one month before the starting.. Last year, the Travel Top Country team followed and reported race for you in 2020.
Cherbourg: Yann Marilley a entrainé dans la course du Fasnet, son "frère": Loick Peyron - TRAVEL TOP COUNTRY MAG
In the last pre-pandemic edition of the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race in 2019, the entry capacity was reached in just four minutes and 37 seconds - 13 seconds outside the record time set two years earlier. With next year’s edition of the world’s largest offshore yacht race marking a special anniversary, demand is expected to be higher than ever, with more than 450 expected on the start line, ranging from maxi monohulls and multis to 30ft club racers and cruisers and everything in between.
Entries are available on a ‘first come-first served’ basis and any late comers beyond the RORC’s limit will be placed on a waiting list.
As in 2019, next year’s Rolex Fastnet Race is an ‘early one’. Setting sail on 22nd July (chosen because of availability in the Cowes marinas, as it is outside of Cowes Week and favourable tides on this date), this Saturday start will enable the fleet to complete the 695 mile course, rounding the Fastnet Rock and finishing, once again, in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France in ample time to return to the Solent for Cowes Week.
Source: Rolex Fastnet race