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Rolex Fastnet Race

6th August 2017

The Fastnet Race is a famous biennial offshore yachting race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club of the United Kingdom. Generally considered one of the classic offshore races, 'Fastnet' is a difficult contest testing both inshore and offshore skills, boat and crew preparation and speed potential.

From its inception, the Fastnet Race has proven highly influential in the growth of offshore racing, and remains closely linked to advances in yacht design, sailing technique and safety equipment. The Fastnet Race takes place every two years over a course of 608 nautical miles (1,126 km). The race starts off Cowes

50°45′34″N 1°18′1″W on the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England at the Royal Yacht Squadron.

The Fastnet Race has been sponsored by the Swiss watch manufacturing company Rolex since 2001. The Race prize is known as the Fastnet Challenge Cup.

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Introducing Regattalets

Regattalets is a local marine accommodation agency based in the beautiful sailing town of Cowes, Cowes is also famously known as the 'Mecca' of sailing. Regattalets was founded in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in 2004 by Andrea Vaughan who is a Cowes based agent. Andrea is a keen sailor and understands the importance of booking the right property for yacht owners/crew, corporate clients and family holidays in Cowes.

Regattalets provides accommodation in Cowes with (No Agency fees) for crews, yacht owners, yacht skippers, sailing guests and their families as well as professional racing teams.

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