Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

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£99 SAILING WEEKEND
breakfast and lunch included

RORC Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

2x RORC Qualifying Races

2x Crew Training Weekends

ISAF Sea Survival Training Weekend

Includes Berthing, Derv & Food Whilst Underway



EXPERIENCE THE FULL PACKAGE FOR £3,495

About The Race...

 
A hugely popular pro-am event, the Fastnet is a race with real history and requires determination and commitment to qualify and compete. Bella of London will once again be offering places to join our crew for the full 2017 campaign.
Experience The Race
Our Fastnet Package

Our Package...

 
Open to experienced sailors and novices alike; our 2017 Fastnet package offers two training weekends, two RORC qualifying races (and a 3rd if required), ISAF sea survival training, the Rolex Fastnet race itself, plus a team crew shirt!
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Campaign Schedule... 

 
- First Training Weekend
- Qualifying Race: Cervantes Trophy
- Qualifying Race: Myth of Malham
- ISAF Sea Survival Training Weekend
Final Training Weekend
- Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

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BELLA OF LONDON

Sailing at sunset

Sailing on the Solent

Our yacht, Bella, berthed in Lymington

The yacht’s interior

Our yacht’s master cabin

Our yacht’s master cabin

The yacht’s interior

A weekend break to remember

Sailing on the Solent

A GLIMPSE OF BELLA IN ACTION

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TO BOOK YOUR PLACE OR REQUEST MORE INFO, SIMPLY COMPLETE THE FORM AND WE WILL BE IN TOUCH...

Or call 0208 970 7423 to speak with the team...

Based in the Solent, Bella is berthed at the Lymington Yacht Haven

Bella of London is a beautiful 50' Italian inspired Grand Soleil luxury yacht, berthed at Lymington Yacht Haven. Available for offshore racing, family cruises, corporate hospitality, teambuilding and holiday charters in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean.

The yacht has a tri-cabin layout with an impressive master cabin in the bow, which includes a large double island berth, twin settees, and en-suite heads with shower, wash hand basin and a further heads, aft of the nav station. This yacht also has two double aft cabins and an additional head compartment aft. Bella can comfortably sleep eight crewmembers, but as many as ten if required.

LET'S RACE

JOIN SEA JAY'S SAILING & BELLA OF LONDON

FOR THE 2017 ROLEX FASTNET CAMPAIGN:

Lymington Yacht Haven, SO41 3QD | 0208 970 7423

THE FASTNET CAMPAIGN

FINAL PRACTICE WEEKEND

1st QUALIFYING RACE - CERVANTES TROPHY

The Rolex Fastnet is an iconic amateur/pro racing event. Raced over 608 nautical miles this is a demanding and exciting race. The Race starts from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight and travels west, leaving the Solent and travelling through The Needles channel. Taking place every other year (when the year is odd), the Fastnet is a classic offshore race that is challenging and known to test a mixture of inshore and offshore skills.

You may start this race as a novice, but you'll certainly finish as an offshore racer...

The race starts early, so you'll need to join Bella well in advance, giving us time for a bit of crew bonding in Lymington before we head to Cowes for the start. Most of the race takes part in daylight so it's a great race to get to know Bella before we start night sailing. It's a 24 – 36 hour endurance race and the course is determined by the weather conditions on the day. This makes the race popular with navigators who love the last minute challenge.

29th Apr - 1st May 2017

6th Aug - 13th Aug 2017

The Myth of Malham is a popular race, which takes place over the three-day spring bank holiday weekend, at the end of May. It has a technical course starting from Cowes, sailing round the Eddystone Lighthouse (south-west of Plymouth) and back, finishing in the Solent. The tides, headlands and coastal bays encountered on route call for careful negotiation and that, together with the typically changeable weather in May, makes this an exciting and tactical race.

22nd Apr - 23rd April 2017

ROLEX FASTNET 2017 RACE

EXPERIENCE THE FASTNET

And so it begins! Our first practice weekend sees our Fastnet crew meet for the first time and the beginning of the essential familiarisation training. This is where you'll get an opportunity to get to know the boat, our professional race skipper and, most importantly, the rest of the crew who you'll compete with! This training weekend will take place in and around the Solent and will involve basic boat manoeuvring drills and the all-important groundwork on race tactics!

INITIAL PRACTICE WEEKEND

2nd QUALIFYING RACE - MYTH OF MALHAM

27th May - 29th May 2017

22nd Jul - 2rd Jul 2017

Following the two qualifying races, we hold a final practice weekend to get the crew together once last time before the big one! Following a similar format to the initial training weekend, we'll look to hone your individual sailing skills and master those trickier team manoeuvres - practice makes perfect! Like the first weekend, this final training sail will take place on the Solent and will represent a fantastic opportunity to socialise with the crew before the Fastnet is upon us!

ISAF SEA SURVIVAL TRAINING WEEKEND

The ISAF sea survival training weekend always proves to be a popular one! Two days of classroom and practical pool-based exercises will see the crew learn key sea survival techniques and leave with the confidence and knowledge to sail safely in tricky offshore conditions. The course covers the use of various safety equipment including life rafts and flares plus essential firefighting and first aid modules. On completion of the course, all crewmembers will obtain ISAF certification.

EXPERIENCE THE FASTNET

BOOK NOW, PAY LATER

FASTNET PAYMENT PLAN

Our comprehensive Fastnet package is available at £3,495, and for the first time we will be offering a payment plan to help you spread the cost of participating in this ever-popular campaign:


 
• Initial Deposit - £1,000 (due at time of booking)      
• 1st Payment - £1,000 (due by the end of March)
• 2nd Payment - £1,495 (due by the end of April)  

Call our booking team on 0208 970 7423, email bookings@bellasailing.com or complete the form below for more information on how you can take advantage of our staggered payment plan and experience the Fastnet campaign. Alternatively, you can book and pay for the whole package in one payment via the event page by clicking here.

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20th May - 21st May 2017

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