RORC Rolex Fastnet Race

26 July 2025

The Rolex Fastnet is one of the most iconic offshore yacht races in the world and a true test of skipper, crew and yacht alike. 

The Rolex Fastnet takes place every other year and has earnt the reputation as one of the most demanding offshore races in the world. The 608 mile course, from Cowes to Cherbourg  

Prometheus Sailing is delighted to be able to offer its clients access to a unique Rolex Fastnet campaign. with the team racing onboard our competitive Beneteau First 40 'Skylander' and with world class skipper Chris Brooks leading the team. Chris recently led his crew to victory in the Clipper Round the World Race, onboard Qingdao.

A high-performance sailor, with 28 years of racing experience under his belt, and an impressive 95 per cent podium success rate from hundreds of races, Chris Brooks brings a very competitive edge to this Rolex Fastnet entry.

It is unlikely that you will be able to find a more comprehensive and competitive Roles Fastnet campaign on the market! 

The Skylander Rolex Fastnet Campaign:

  • RORC Easter Regatta (7-9 April)
    A relatively later Easter in 2023 should mean boats have plenty of time to get ready for this traditional season opener. The RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance for some vital pre-season training and fine-tuning. With up to 3 races a day, this is the perfect training event for our campaign.

  • Cervantes Trophy (29 April)
    The first offshore race of the domestic season is a cross-Channel dash to Le Havre. Depending on the weather conditions, the race may include various marks along the way. Expect 110-160nm of racing. 

  • Myth of Malham (27 May)
    The course for the Myth of Malham race takes the fleet from Cowes to the Eddystone Lighthouse, south of Plymouth, before returning to the Solent and a further 235nm of qualifying race miles. 

  • Morgan Cup (16 June)
    The Morgan Cup race will finish in the beautiful harbour of Dartmouth and, so as not to reproduce another 'Myth of Malham' race course, some virtual waypoints will likely be used to provide some variety and different tactical challenges. 110-165nm of racing. 

  • St Malo (7 July)
    The St Malo Race is a 160nm race from Cowes, across the English Channel, past the Channel Islands and over to St Malo. It is tactically challenging with multiple tidal gates and busy shipping lanes to deal with. 

  • Rolex Fastnet Race (22 July)
    The race itself - after a comprehensive training and qualification campaign, the Skylander crew will race the ultimate challenge in amateur offshore sailing - the Rolex Fastnet Race!