We are sad to see our 72ft challenge yacht moored up in Hull Marina…but it’s the safe and right thing to do in the current situation and rest assured, we’ll be back. Next year we will be competing in two of the most prestigious yacht races in the world – and you could be on board…
The 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race:
The experience of a lifetime from only £2,950 per person: This 650nm offshore race is one of the most iconic and demanding in the world, attracting many entrants from around the globe.
Crossing the Celtic Sea to round the Fastnet Rock off the coast of Ireland, the race will finish in Cherbourg, France for the first time in its 95-year history. Twice Round the World Skipper Danny Watson and his experienced team will guide the crew throughout the training and the race.
Participants will join CatZero on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth for inductions, kitting up and boat familiarisation. A training sail will take place on Friday August 6 across to the Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight, ready for six days of action-packed racing, which commences on Sunday, August 8, 2021.
The race starts just outside Cowes at the Royal Yacht Squadron start line. The fleet head west to Lands End, before heading over to the Fastnet Rock near the south-west corner of Ireland, before sailing back around the Isles of Scilly eventually finishing in Cherbourg, France. After celebrating the race finish, there is an opportunity to sail 90nm back to Portsmouth (allow an additional day).
Round the Island Race:
Our participation in this wonderful event is cancelled for 2020 but back with a bang in 2021 … why not treat yourself, or how about buying it as a gift for someone?
Organisers of this annual highlight on the racing calendar have postponed this year’s event until September. Unfortunately, due to prior commitments our yacht is unavailable, and we will therefore not be competing this year. But we are already taking bookings for 2021, when the race is scheduled for Saturday, July 3.
For a donation to our charity of £635 per person, racegoers are fully kitted out with wet weather gear and safety equipment with all meals and refreshments provided on board.
Participants meet on the Isle of Wight for a day’s training before joining around 15,000 other sailors and 1,400 boats to race from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, Cowes after which the fleet races west to The Needles, on to St Catherine’s Point and the Bembridge Ledge buoy before returning to the Solent and the finish line, back in Cowes. We only have 12 spaces.
Please email: [email protected] for more booking details.