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Plymouth Fastnet 500 Race

4th July 2021

The Plymouth Fastnet 500 Race 2021

The Royal Western Yacht Club of England in Plymouth is excited to announce the RWYC ‘Plymouth Fastnet 500 Race’.

Overview

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 Fastnet 500 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 to port and then finish between the Breakwater Lighthouse and the navigation buoy, ‘Queens Ground’ in Plymouth Sound.

The challenges of this race are much the same as the Original Lonely Rock Race. Set at around 500 miles long, this is a race with 4 challenging segments. Starting from Plymouth, the race will not have to deal with the tidal gates at Hurst Castle, Portland and Start Point giving its competitors a chance to experience a shorter race around the Fastnet rock without potential for huge tidal gains and losses and without the logistical challenges of start and finish being in 2 different cities.

Entries will be open to MOCRA, IMOCA, Class40, Mini Transat, IRC, single-handed, 2-handed and 1/2crew*.
Entry numbers are likely to be limited, so please send your intent to enter to PF500@rwyc.org.

Further information and Notice of Race to follow shortly.

*crews cannot exceed 50% of their certified crew number.

Race Tracking

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Plymouth Fastnet 500 Race Event Partner Offers

Bronze

Invitation for 2 to the Commodores Reception to meet the skippers at RWYC Plymouth

Banner / flag in race village (supplied by the company)

Listed on the event website – Facebook page & Event Brochure

Social media coverage on event Facebook page

£2,000

Advertising in Event Race Brochure

Full page £500

Half page £250

Quarter page £125

Silver

Invitation for 2 to the Commodores Reception to meet the skippers at RWYC Plymouth

Banner / flag in race village (supplied by the company)

Listed on the event website – Facebook page & Event Brochure

Social media coverage on event Facebook page

Invitation for 2 to go afloat to watch the start in Plymouth Sound from a spectator vessel

£3,000

Gold

Invitation for 2 to the Commodores Reception to meet the skippers at RWYC Plymouth

Banner / flag in race village (supplied by the company)

Listed on the event website – Facebook page & Event Brochure

Social media coverage on event Facebook page

Invitation for 2 to go afloat to watch the start in Plymouth Sound from a spectator vessel

Invitation for 2 to attend the Half Crown Club party at the National Marine Aquarium – Reef

Invitation for 2 to attend the Awards ceremony – October 2020

£4,000

Contact

Race Director
Adrian Gray: PF500@rwyc.org

Entry List

Boat NameBoat TypeLengthSkipper
SuenosDazcatRupert Kidd
MzunguSunfast 320032Sam White
SunfireSunfast 3200 Mk232Steve Andrew
ChimeraMulti33Chris Edwards
Magic Momentssigma 3333Pelham Ethrington
Orbitsunfast 330033Dominic Browns
May Contain NutsCorby 34.734.7Alison Jack
BlackjackPocock 3737Peter Coad
Machismo IISigma 3838Tim Levitt
RainmakerOyster Lightwave 39539.5Donald McDonald
Ca VaPogo 12.540.7Tony Rayer
JinjaPogo 12.540.7Alex Matthews
Polished ManxB First 40.740.7Kuba Szymanski
SophieContest 42CS42Sharon Foulston
Hissy FitMulti48.5Simon Baker
ApolloDazcat50Nigel Passmore
Sue ZoliacBravaria50CJ Smith

 

Note: Currently with over 55 entries but only those who have paid so far are listed above.

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