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The Royal Western Lonely Rock Race Update

by Adrian Gray 24 Apr 20:25 BST 16 August 2020
Lonely Rock Race 2020 © RWYC

The RWYC Lonely Rock Race is scheduled to start on Sunday August 16th. Despite the current restrictions, work is continuing on all organisational aspects of the race, and the race team remain committed to running the event if at all possible.

Chris Arscott - Commodore of the Royal Western Yacht Club said: "We are fully aware of the current situation and monitor the daily briefings along with all social distancing rules we are given. As we get closer to August there is likely to be a reduction in the distancing restrictions, which may be sufficient to allow us to start the race. We remain ever hopeful that the Lonely Rock Race will start as planned.

"Should Government restrictions and guidance change, we have already allowed within the qualifying process as written in the NoR which allows for miles to be done with the minimum of lead time and allowing us significant leeway - perhaps until mid-July - before we need to make any big decisions.

"The safety of participants and volunteers working behind the scenes is foremost in our minds of course, but providing that we can run the race and it's qualifying components that complies with all guidance in place at the time, then we fully intend to do so. I suspect there will be a lot of sailors desperate to get boats on the water by then!"

The Notice of Race is published online at the club website - www.RWYC.org/lrr and further details regarding the evolving situation will be added when we have more clarity, but will certainly be confirmed in the SI's, scheduled to be published in good time.

The entry procedure is open for all classes, with an early bird discount still available. Prices remain subsidised thanks to our backers and sponsors.

The RWYC would like to thank our race partner B&G, Zhik as our Official Clothing Partner and Crew Kit as our Official Branding & Clothing Provider for their continual support for the Lonely Rock Race. We look forward to receiving further entries with the understanding that any current entry price will be honoured should the race be postponed; also, full refunds will of course be given should any change not be convenient for your boat to participate.

For further advice, information or questions please email and one of the race management team would be delighted to respond.