Lonely Rock Race 2020

LRR – News

16th August 2020

Following the announcement made by World Sailing, it is now mandatory for every competing yacht to have had a Keel and Rudder inspection, both internally and externally, for all races categorised as Cat 3 or above. For the RWYC 2022 season, those races are: OSTAR TWOSTAR RB&I two handed and fully crewed Original Lonely Rock Race It is therefore necessary that...

We have pleasure in offering the RWYC 'Original Lonely Rock Race’'(OLR2022) in association with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, starting at 1400hrs on Sunday 17th July 2022. The OLR2022 course starts in the area of Ryde Bank, within the gaze of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the fleet then exits the Western Solent, on to the Fastnet Rock which they will...

July 4th 2021 will see the introduction of a brand new offshore race from the Royal Western Yacht Club which will run in opposite years to the Original Lonely Rock Race. The ‘Plymouth Lonely Rock Race’ will start in Plymouth Sound, exit via the Western Entrance of Plymouth Sound, round the Fastnet Rock to port, pass the Isles of Scilly...

Based on a strong weather pattern showing a cold front expected on Wednesday following the merging of two low systems Southwest of Ireland and a low pressure of 973mb by Thursday 1200UTC, with a potential average wind of 35-40 knots and 4-5m seas, the decision has been made to shorten the course. The turn will now be Wolf Rock, which...

The Royal Western Yacht Club is very pleased to announce the new closing date, now extended to Friday 24th July. We are also pleased to announce the extended qualification date of the 7th August. In light of continuing COVID 19 adaptions, The RWYC is still working to keep the Lonely Rock Race very much alive. This announcement and change to the...

The RWYC is very pleased to announce our partnership with The Magenta Project. Chris Arscott went on, “The RWYC are also very pleased to be partnering with The Magenta Project. We believe in equality; The Magenta Project is at the very core of where we should all aspire to. We would like to see more women in key roles, not just...

July 2020 - Medallia, Inc. (NYSE: MDLA), the global leader in experience management, today announced its sponsorship of British professional sailor Pip Hare in her attempt to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world as a competitor in the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe. Hare will be the skipper of Medallia, a 60ft IMOCA class boat which launches today from its base...

Entry closing date extended to 24th July, qualifying by 7th August. The Royal Western Yacht Club is very pleased to announce the new closing date, now extended to Friday 24th July. We are also pleased to announce the extended qualification date of the 7th August. In light of continuing COVID 19 adaptions, The RWYC is still working to keep the Lonely Rock...