Posted: Monday, 19th April 2021
To confirm, for the purposes of the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race would welcome EAORA Races being used for qualification mileage. Although having hoped to run a relatively normal season we now believe we won't return to full offshore racing until the 29th May, which we therefore understand has created some issues for competitors who are outside the Solent hub. We therefore graciously accept EAORA offer to use their races for the Rolex Fastnet qualification in 2021.
As way of a reminder the 7.2 Experience Qualification in the Fastnet NOR states “The Rolex Fastnet Race is not a race for novices. Every crew member must have experience of sailing a boat offshore and be prepared to encounter heavy weather. Competitors may be required to provide evidence of offshore experience. The minimum experience requirement is 300 nautical miles of RORC offshore racing on the boat entered into the race, completed by a minimum of 50% of the crew (but no fewer than 2) including the Person in Charge, and within 12 months of the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race. To fulfil this requirement the Competitor shall enter and complete an appropriate number of RORC races before the start of the race. When it is not reasonably possible to access RORC races, or in exceptional circumstances, an alternative method for qualification may be agreed by the RORC. Proposals should be lodged with the RORC as soon as possible after entry.”
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