Fastnet is an offshore race, it takes place on the high seas. The distance overcome by participants is 608 nautical miles or 1126 km. This length is considered to be classic for such large regattas. Start yachts from the harbor of Coze, Isle of Wight. In the same place the first Cup of America took place. Then the crews go along the southern coast of Britain, reach the coast of Ireland, go around the Fastnet rock and go back to finish in Plymouth. Despite the seeming simplicity, in fact, Fastnet Reis is the hardest regatta. It starts in the middle of August — just at a time when the worst weather begins in the Atlantic off the British coast. In such conditions, without stopping to go a thousand-kilometer distance is extremely difficult.
Haslar marina, Gosport