Fastnet RockRegistration for the 2015 Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Rolex Fastnet Race opened at 12 noon today (Monday 12th January), with everyone able to register their interest.

As the Rolex Fastnet Race has been oversubscribed for the last four editions, with some RORC members struggling to get a place in the race, the RORC has made the decision to give preference to entries from RORC Members for the first week of the entry list being open.

At the end of the first week the RORC will allocate all RORC Members a place in the race, as long as they are able to show that they will be able to meet the entry qualifying criteria, as per the 2015 Notice of Race.  Remaining places will be allocated in the order in which they registered.

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RORC expects another fantastic fleet for the 90th Anniversary of the Fastnet Race and is anticipating the entry limit of 340 boats to be reached quickly, just as in 2013 when the race filled up in less than 24 hours.

Nick Elliott, RORC Racing Manager commented:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to help our members participate in the club’s founding event in such a special year. In the past it has been extremely hard to tell a member of the club that unfortunately they have been put on the Waiting List as the race is full”.

All entries will again be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure their place in the race and submit a proposal for how they intend to satisfy the experience qualification criteria of the race.

Registration can be completed via the RORC Online Entry System, REMUS. Competitors are advised to make sure their boats are already registered on REMUS prior to the Registration List for the Rolex Fastnet Race being opened on the 12th January.

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Looking forward to August, the race will start off Cowes on Sunday 16th.

Report by Alan and Suzanne Whitewood
Photograph: RORC

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