ROLEX FASTNET RACE SPECTATOR BOAT WITH VIP HOSPITALITY
for on the water spectating
THE WORLD'S BIGGEST OFFSHORE RACE FEATURING YACHTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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SALAMANDER OF LYMINGTON
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THE SALAMANDER LUXURY SPECTATOR BOAT on the water VIP HOSPITALITY spectating with close-up viewing of THE ROLEX FASTNET RACE. This BIENNIAL EVENT is the WORLD’S BIGGEST OFFSHORE RACE. The last edition attracted a RECORD-SIZED FLEET OF 356 STARTERS with a diverse FLEET OF YACHTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
When is the Rolex Fastnet Race?
SATURDAY – AUGUST date to be announced
The Royal Ocean Racing Club, organisers of the Rolex Fastnet Race starting on Saturday 3rd August 2019.
The biennial event is the world’s biggest offshore race and the last edition attracted a record-sized fleet of 356 starters.
Following interest from a number of superyacht owners and skippers wishing to take part in this classic offshore race, the RORC Race Committee has elected to lift the 100ft monohull limit opening the race up to the new breed of fast and agile cruiser/racer designs such as Peter Harrison’s beautiful Farr designed ketch Sojana, the new Swan 115’s and Baltic 115’s, to name but a few. These yachts are regularly seen on the superyacht race circuit and have always been eligible to race in another RORC classic 600-miler, the annual RORC Caribbean 600 from Antigua.
In the last Rolex Fastnet Race there were two monohulls at this upper limit of 100ft: Mike Slade's British Farr 100,Leopard who was competing in his 5th consecutive race and from the United States Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s Maxi, Comanche. The 100ft Comanche was the fastest monohull finisher in 2015, but narrowly missed the chance to break Ian Walker’s VO70’s 2011 monohull race record of 42 hours 39 minutes.
Race Organisers and Programme
Additionally this year the entire Volvo Ocean Race fleet will be using the Fastnet as a mandatory qualifier for the VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2017 - 18. A fantastic opportunity to see these Volvo Ocean 65's close up as they set sail in the Solent.
All timings and events subject to change.
Salamander your #SpectatorBoat with great decks for viewing the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race
Salamander your #SpectatorBoat finding the best location for spectating the RORC Rolex Fastnet Race
Salamander is heated and perfectly suited for year round use, both sailing and cruising under motor. Feel free to wander around the extensive teak decks with their protective teak handrail as we look for the best location for you to see the event.
Salamander your #SpectatorBoat also has a warm saloon for great all weather spectating.
Where is the best place to see the Rolex Fastnet Race and where to find the Rolex Fastnet Race Spectator Boat with VIP Hospitality?
The Salamander Rolex Fastnet Race Spectator Boat is normally found in Berthon Lymington Marina, in the Georgian town of Lymington.
Our experience confirms that the normally sheltered waters by Hurst Castle and Hurst Lighthouse is the best place to see the Rolex Fastnet Race from onboard the Salamander Spectator Boat to see the boats tacking for position in the Hurst Narrows.
Lymington is therefore the preferred departure point.
Bespoke arrangements might be possible to meet guests in Lymington, Buckler's Hard on the Beaulieu River, Southampton, the Hamble, Portsmouth and Gosport in Hampshire, Cowes and Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.
Lymington, Yarmouth, Cowes, Hamble, Southampton and Portsmouth are well served by trains and ferries making overland connections for boarding and disembarking Salamander very easy.
Lymington, The New Forest and the Isle of Wight are unique destination venues for some amazing scenery, with luxurious boutique hotels and excellent fine dining providing the perfect backdrop to combine with some wonderful sailing on board Salamander, a traditional yacht with a classically designed teak interior.
Transfers from hotels can be arranged.
What's included in the price for the Rolex Fastnet Race Salamander Spectator Boat with VIP Hospitality?
On the water spectating on board Salamander for up to 12 guests.
A professional crew of 3, probably the highest crew to guest ratio on the south coast, usually including the round the world owner skipper with tales to tell.
Full dedicated steward service on board serving a champagne breakfast to include a glass of bucks fizz, a bacon roll, Danish bites and tea or coffee.
Soft drinks, tea and coffee are available throughout the day on board Salamander of Lymington
Parking, if departing from Lymington, adjacent to Salamander in Berthon Lymington Marina, Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3YL
*Based upon a minimum of 4 guests
TESTIMONIAL - WHAT DO THE SALAMANDER SAILING ADVENTURE GUESTS SAY ?
“Great Day out to watch start of Fastnet Race”
"We had a great day out with Chris and Sue on their beautiful boat.
Into the Solent then mooring up to watch the Fastnet race fleet sail past the Needles."
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