Rolex Fastnet Race Package 2023

Join the crew of Telefonica for the iconic Fastnet race package 2023. Our training and racing package will cover both inshore and offshore training and racing to prepare you for the Fastnet race. Experience the thrill of racing on the high-performance Volvo Open 70 Telefonica Black as you sail round the iconic Fastnet Rock. This race is held every two years and is 695 nautical miles! The Fastnet must be on every sailor’s bucket list as it puts your inshore and offshore talents to the test.

This package includes:

  • Skipper
  • 2 x Watch leader
  • Navigator
  • On board training
  • 1x inshore race
  • 1x offshore race
  • 4x training days
  • 1x 600 mile race
  • 1x sea survival course
  • Your bunk
  • Team shirt
  • Marina and Berthing fees
  • Food on board while racing and training
  • Lifejacket
  • Wet weather gear
  • Race entry fees

Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.

The Boat

Telefonica Black is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!

We like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail. From helming to sail changes to navigation.

The Race – Rolex Fastnet Race 2023

The race starts at the Royal Yacht Squadron Line in Cowes, and the fleet then sails through the Needles, passing by the stunning headlands of southwest England. This exciting race continues into the Celtic Sea and then we round the Fastnet and head back into the English Channel.
The races finishes in Cherbourg where a warm welcome awaits.

Training Schedule:

Training Day – May

De Guingand Bowl – May

Sea Survival Weekend – June

Training day – Thursday 6th July

Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race – Friday 7th July

Training – Thursday 20th and Friday 21st July

Rolex Fastnet Race Start – Saturday 22nd July


There will be a Skipper, and 2 watch leaders onboard.

When you book onto one of our races you are fully committing yourself, you are not a passenger on this boat. We really feel strongly that this is your boat to race and we facilitate that in every way we can. We keep the boat running, look after you, keep you fed and watered and provide support on all the watches.

You are split into 2 watches. On short races, they are 3-hour watches and on longer races, they are 4 hours. The skipper floats between both watches and is always on hand if you need him. The watch leaders help you in all aspects of the deck, from sail changes to evolutions. They have experience on the yacht and will keep you safe and competitive. They also do all the cooking and cleaning so you get to focus on racing.

For more information and the history of the race please visit the Rolex Fastnet Race website.

Our package offers you over £1000 saving if you bought the races/training individually.

Westabout Ltd cannot guarantee the dates or routes given. We will always prioritise your safety. Due to bad weather or wind conditions, there can be delays for which we cannot accept liability.

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Deposit : £1,243.75 Per Trip