Watch the start or visit the race village in Plymouth
Where to watch the start in Cowes
Yachts will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes. Starting sequences begin on
1200 BST on Sunday 16th August
The best vantage points for the start will be along Cowes Green and Egypt Esplanade on the Isle of Wight. Spectators will also be able to listen to the live commentary on the speakers along Cowes Parade and The Green from Fastnet Radio.
As the fleet funnels out of the Solent there will be a good chance to see the yachts from Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle on the mainland. Further along the coast Anvil Point, St Alban’s Head, and Portland Bill should also give a good view of the race on its outbound leg.
Visit the Race Village in Plymouth
The Rolex Fastnet Race Village is the home of the RORC Finish Office and Media Centre, located next to the Plymouth Yacht Haven marina. Within the village are several concessions including Official Clothing Supplier MUSTO, joined by Roger Young Land Rover and Jaguar and, from the provider of the race champagne, the Lanson Champagne Bar. Competitors and visitors alike can relax on the decked seating area to view video footage drawn from competing yachts during the race displayed on the central large screen.
Entertainment in the Race Village
Thursday 20th August
|1300||Fastnet Preparation - Steve Anscell (Fastnet Radio)|
|1400||Live music - Alice Gullik|
|1600||Live music - Jacob Riddall|
|1800||Live music - Richard James|
|2000||Live music - Moon Brother|
Friday 21st August
|1300||Live music - Russell Sinclair|
|1400||Live music - Ooomph Acoustic|
|1645||Race Village closes to Public|
|Prize-giving Ceremony (Competitors Only)|
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