RAYC Offshore

The RAYC Offshore page is to allow the Rear Commodore Offshore a facility to broadcast the detail of offshore events including preparation and planning, announcements and dynamic update of progress to the whole RAYC community of interest. 

RAYC Offshore

Offshore Page

Offshore News

See the full log using the Ex FASTNET UBIQUE link on the left hand side or click here.

See the Fastnet Race Video here.

St Barbara  V completed the course for the Rolex Fastnet Race at 0416 0n the 12th August.  Now safely returned to Gosport thanks to Colin Walsh, Peter Edwards and Paul Best. Thanks to the Bosuns Johnny Johnston and Ed Middleton for helping on her return.

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Job Done!

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Exercise FASTNET UBIQUE 2017

About the Fastnet Race



The world's largest, most prestigious offshore sailing event will took place last week in the UK with the 47t h running of the Rolex Fastnet Race.

When the Rolex Fastnet Race set sail from Cowes on Sunday 6th August, close to 400 boats made up the combined IRC and non-IRC fleets - the largest ever entry in the race's 92 year history and a significant step-up from 356 in the last race. 

St Barbara V was one of the entries!  Please see the link under "RAYC Events" on the left hand column - Ex FASTNET UBIQUE 17 to see the log.  

The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the world's oldest offshore races, but the 605 mile course represents much the same challenge today as it did to competitors 90+ years ago: Typically an upwind westbound slog along the south coast of England, then full exposure to the open Atlantic Ocean on the crossings to the Fastnet Rock (lying four miles off southwest Ireland) and back, before leaving Bishop Rock and the Scilly Isles to port, en route to the finish off Plymouth.

The 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race set sail from the Royal Yacht Squadron line to the north of Cowes at 1200 BST on 6th August.  

See http://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/Press-Releases-2015/rolex-fastnet-race-set-to-attract-another-monster-fleet.html for more information

Cloudy Bay Round the Island Race 2017

St Barbara V completed the Round the Island race on Saturday, 1st July coming in 48th in Class.  Skipper Nat Webber referred to it as a good preparation for the forthcoming St Malo race.

RAYC Offshore Facebook Site

RAYC Offshore Facebook Site

Key contacts:

Nathan Webber Rear Commodore
Tim Wood Captain of Boats
John Johnston Bosun

Alerts and Notices

Skipper Wanted for 47 Regt RA

47 Regt RA are looking for a someone with Yachtmaster Offshore qualifications to skipper Leg 8 of Ex MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE. The trip is running 07-21 Feb 18 in the Canaries! Please let me know if you're interested or pass this on to anyone who might be: robert.may443@mod.uk.

Training Alerts

RAYC Yachtmaster Coastal  and Offshore Courses - 14-19 Nov



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