Round the Island Race 2023

The most popular race of the year

1100 Entries | 838 Finished | 177 Retired 

 

12th IRC3A Rolex Fastnet 2023

Epic moments are made at sea

Pure Attitude | X37 Yacht | Crew of 9 | Owner Pure Latitude M. Gray

 

Winner of Lonely Rock 2022

The original Fastnet Race

Atomic | Sunfast 3300 | Crew of 4 | Owner Chris Agace

 

Fastnet 2025, are you up for the challenge?

Bucket List race for all avid sailors

RORC & JOG Races 2024

Full week training | Professional Race trainer | Team Shirts

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Welcome to White Tip Race Academy.

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racing

coach

Thomas is an accomplished  racer, one could say he may be a bit competitive and likes to win!  

Racing is a lot more than just jumping on a boat and win a race.  It’s all about the preparations leading to the race day.  All good sailing racers need a coach.  

SAILING RACING

race

program

2024

JOG Race 1&2

Lonely Tower & Great Escape

17-24 March

Coastal

£2000

RORC

Easter Challenge

24-31 March

 

Offshore

£2000

JOG Race 5

Cowes Weymouth

14-21 April

Coastal

£2000

RORC

Myth of Malham

28 April – 05 May

Offshore

£2000

JOG Race7&8

Cowes Yarmouth/ Yarmouth Cowes

05-12 May

Coastal

£2000

RORC

De Guingand Bowl

12-19 May

Offshore

 

£2000

JOG Race 9

Deauville

19-26 May 

 

Offshore

£2000

RORC

Morgan

Cup

02-09 June

Offshore

 

£2000

PREMIUM

Round the Island Race

09-16 June

Inshore Coastal

£2125

RORC

Cowes Dynar St Malo

30 June – 07 July

 

Offshore

£2000

RORC

Channel Race

14 -21 July

Offshore

 

 

£2000

PREMIUM

Cowes Week

26 July – 02 August

Inshore Daily

£2125

JOG Race 12

St Peter Port

18 -25 Aug

Offshore

 

£2000

PREMIUM

Dartmouth

Week

25 Aug-01 Sept

Inshore

£2125

RORC

Cherbourg Race

01-08 Sept

Offshore

 

£2000

JOG Race 14&15

Cowes Poole/

Poole Cowes

15 -22 Sept

Coastal

 

£2000

JOG Race 16&17

Cowes Solent day 1 & day 2

22-29 Sept

Coastal

 

£2000

Hamble

Winter

Serie

29 Sept-06 Oct

Inshore

£2000

Hamble

Winter

Serie

06 – 13 Oct

Inshore

£2000

Hamble

Winter

Serie

13 -20 Oct

Inshore

£2000

Hamble

Winter

Serie

20-27 Oct

Inshore

£2000

Hamble

Winter

Serie

03-10 Nov

Inshore

£2000

Hamble

Winter

Serie

10-17 Nov

Inshore

£2000

Hamble

Winter

Serie

17-24 Nov

Inshore

£2000

Hamble

Winter

Serie

24 Nov – 01 Dec

Inshore

£2000

Starting in 2024, WHITE TIP RACING is organising race training weeks for sailors who are at least at Competent Crew level.

Our weeks are designed to coach a group of up to 8 sailors on a race yacht and show them how to manage and race such a yacht.

For most weeks there is a 5-day training program followed by a weekend of racing.
Training is provided by qualified RYA Yachtmaster instructors who are also experienced racers.

This team of instructors is led by Thomas Wilson, our chief instructor. Thomas is also an RYA Yachtmaster instructor. In addition, he is a Yachtmaster Ocean, RYA shorebased navigation and radar instructor, who has more than 50 years of sailing experience. Thomas competed in his first international race when he was 16 and has not stopped racing since.

In 2022 Thomas and his team won the Lonely Rock Race, which is the original Fastnet course.

This year Thomas led a team of total amateurs during the 2023 Rolex Fastnet. They came 12th in class IRC3a and 83rd overall out of 358 yachts.

With such leadership, sailors will really learn how to race a yacht.

Our program includes:

  • Up to 8 people plus the skipper on board a race yacht
  • Participation in at least one regatta. This can be an inshore race, a coastal race, or an offshore event
  • When training, students will have shore-based accommodation where people will sleep, relax and where we can also have short theory sessions.
  • When a race takes us to another port or across the Channel, the boat will also be used for accommodation

Our program includes a few “premium weeks” such as

    • The week including The Round the Island Race, a regatta which goes around the Ile of Wight and has one of the largest gatherings of yachts in the world.
    • Cowes week
    • Dartmouth week

We will participate in the entire Junior Offshore Group race program.
This includes coastal and offshore races. We are awaiting the confirmation of their dates and our program will be updated as soon as these dates are available.

Your week with us includes:

  • Training and racing on board a race yacht with a qualified instructor
  • Shore-based accommodation when training and when the boat comes back to its home port after a race
  • Accommodation on board the yacht when visiting another port
  • Welcome dinner
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, snacks and one dinner per week
  • All mooring fees
  • Race entry fees
  • Fuel
  • A team shirt

Not included

  • Transport to and from the yacht
  • Wet weather gear
  • Personal insurance. All participants must have personal insurance
  • 5 dinners. The group can decide whether they prefer to eat out or stay in for these
  • Alcohol (No Alcohol permited during training or race times on the boat)

2023

Rolex

Fastnet

Rolex Fastnet Race 2023 logo
“I took Pure Attitude the X37 of Pure latitude Boat Club based in Hamble through the Rolex Fastnet 2023 campaign. This included 2 training session and 4 qualifying races: Cervantes Trophy, Myth of Malham Morgan Cup and Cowes Dinar St Malo with the crew having to do at least 2 races  each. 
The 8 club members were of mixed abilities: 2 had never raced a yacht, one of which had just become a Day Skipper, 5 had done inshore racing and we had one person who had done the 2021 campaign. Together we built up a great team able to surmount all the challenges of this epic 2023 Rolex Fastnet race. The progression during the campaign was remarkable. During the first qualifying race nobody could sail straight at night. For Rolex Fastnet we were able to push non stop for the entire 5 days.
Great tactics and strong teamwork brought us through with a result that all can be proud of. 
Rolex Fastnet 2023 is a race that we will never forget. I now look forward to the 2025 Rolex Fastnet “
Thomas –
2023 RolexFastnet Skipper
Fastnet results IRCA