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Saturday 8th - 15th August 2020

Offshore Cat 2

Cowes . The Squadron Line

Cherbourg France (Not Plymouth)

Yes we ultimately finish in Cowes

Royal Ocean Racing Club

5 Days. + party time and sail back

700Nm

Fastnet Race

Saturday 8th - 15th August 2020

ANARCHY SAILING  &  THE FASTNET

This will be our 6th Rolex Fastnet Race. Its addictive, probably why every time 

we do it , we get customers who come back for another go around that curious

isolated rock off the Southern Irish coast.

New finish line and not everyone is happy about it. The race now ends in Cherbourg not Plymouth. A massive break with tradition and one that still causes heated conversations in the pubs and yacht clubs all around the country.

To be fair we weren't best pleased but it is what it is and lets face it! A whole new challenge. 

Ok! So those of you who have never done the Fastnet before! This is the Daddy of offshore yacht racing. We still remember when you we were not considered proper yachtsman, unless you had done the Fastnet. Kudos and bragging rights still exist. That sense of achievement when you cross the line followed by a resounding promise never to do it again, only followed two hours later in the beer tent with you &  everybody else talking about the next one. 

We do take this one seriously and we managed to beat all but 1 of the 10 x 40.7s that took part and that particular yacht has had £120k worth of modifications. (All most a different boat)

We also beat most of the charter fleet yachts including. Globals - EHO1, Quokka 8 & Jua Kali, Sailing Logics - Arthur Logic, Merlin, Rocket Dog & Winston Logic. We were awesome. A better start (my fault) and some better light wind training for my off watch (also my fault) & we could have seriously impressed.

 

We will need to complete 300Nm of offshore racing as a TEAM to qualify. This we achieve by participating in 3 RORC races. All part of our price package. We also provide 2 training weekends. One in April the other closer to the start.

You will also need to complete a RYA/ISAF Sea Survival course and a First Aid at Sea course. These are not included as it allows you more flexibility in where you take them and some of you may already have a valid certificate. Each course is approximately  £200. We can arrange these for you.

We will provide you with one of our famous Team Shirts & a Gillet although we are talking to Sail Racing regarding their amazing  jackets.

Not cheap but if we can get enough discount we will offer those at an additional cost.

Having worn one across the Biscay I was seriously impressed. You will want one.

Race starts in.....

Anarchy Sailing is about fun first.

That said we love to race and we love to beat our rivals.

Each year we invest more into our yachts.

Sails, sail configuration to optimise performance against rating.

Smoother hull, new electronics and all kit replace when needed including halyards, sheets etc. 

We will always present the yacht in the best possible condition so there are no excuses on the water.

Ultimately we are a TEAM and regardless of your previous experience you will become a key member of the TEAM.

Remember      Life's a riot

Get In Touch

Hours of operation 

A bit random.

Small business.

Could be on the water?

Basically just give us a call  or email us 

contact us

67 York Street

Cowes

Isle of Wight

PO317BS

Tel:      

+44(0)7870 403888

Email: skipper@anarchysailing.co.uk