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Rolex Fastnet Race
Gold Package: £3,650.00
Platinum Package: £4,450.00
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East Anglian Sea School will be entering into the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race again in 2017.
Since 1999 over 150 people have taken part in the legendary ocean race with East Anglian Sea School. We have entered 18 boats and only had two retire.
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 ISAF racing crew qualification, First Aid and Sea Survival certificates, a briefing day to allocate crews to boats, two practice sessions, two RORC qualifying races & the Fastnet race itself.
If you like to be part of a winning team and have the drive to achieve personal goals, the Fastnet Race is a challenge you cannot miss.
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.
You are responsible for making your own transport arrangements as required for the above programme. There may be opportunities to share travel costs with other crew members.
You would need approximately 10 days of Annual Leave to complete the following:
To reserve a place you can put down a £500 deposit by clicking 'places' below. On receipt of your reservation we will request which package you wish to join.
2017 Fastnet Race Package
ISAF Personal Survival Training days - 8-9 April
Race Training Suffolk Yacht Harbour - 12-14 May
RORC North Sea Race - 30 May - 2 June
RORC East Coast Race - 16-18 June
Race Training Suffolk Yacht Harbour - 24 -25 June
Race Training to Southampton - 28-30 July
Fastnet Race - Starts 6 August
If you would like to join our Rolex Fastnet Team please contact our office.
ISAF Racing Crew Training
Survival Training with heavy weather procedures are over a non-residential weekend at the Sea School at Suffolk Yacht Harbour.
First Aid Training
All crew members are required to have the RYA First Aid certificate.
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.
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!
The East Anglian Sea School Fastnet 2017 package should cover some 1800 quality miles, provide unforgettable memories and exciting experiences, as well as improve valuable sailing skills.