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Lonely Rock Race charity announced as the RNLI and further partner announcements

by Adrian Gray 1 Jun 21:14 BST
Lonely Rock Race 2020 © RWYC

The RWYC Lonely Rock Race is pleased to announce our chosen charity as the RNLI. This comes with the announcement of Teamo who have been appointed as our Safety partner.

The RNLI will be present after the race finish performing a sea rescue display, subject to the relevant COVID rulings at the time.

Lauren Mead, sales and marketing Director said "Now more than ever we all need something to look forward to, and The Lonely Rock Race stands for so much that we believe in at TeamO: tenacity, a drive to compete and a love of offshore racing. We are delighted to be supporting the inaugural event as Safety Partner and to provide the fleet with the best British-made lifesaving equipment. The Fastnet Rock is an iconic mark in the British racing scene, and we are looking forward to meeting the racers at the start and finish lines where we will be donating prizes and supporting as much as we can."

In addition, we can announce that Ullman Sails and Allspars Plymouth and Southampton will be supporting the event.

Ullman sails said, 'It is fantastic that you are supporting the local community, particularly during this difficult time. Jon and his UK team were our 2018 International Licensee of the Year and we have great respect and admiration for what they have done, so to be involved in such a storied event is wonderful.

Ullman Sails prides itself in being an international company with lofts that are invested in their local communities and we love getting involved in events with a strong history that foster excitement in the great sport and pastime of sailing.

With that in mind we will give a 30% discount off the retail price on any Spinnaker, to any entry of the race ordered from Jon within 3 months of the conclusion of the race. We will also send Ullman Sails Gear swag bags as prizes.'

Andy Postle from Allspars said, "Allspars are delighted to support the inaugural Lonely Rock Race. It was an easy decision to support the first ever Lonely Rock Race on the classic offshore course, as a mast and rigging company with workshops in Plymouth and Solent we have always been very passionate about helping people get out on the water and enjoy sailing in the South West. This race marks the start of something new and we are excited to help out."

Chris Arscott - Commodore of the Royal Western Yacht Club said, "Again we have great news for all the competitors of the Lonely Rock Race, more prizes from more great companies. We really want to support the industry in any way we can, this is a small way to give each business some marketing publicity during these difficult times. This also brings the total prize fund to well over £35000! We are also really pleased to be supporting the RNLI. Whilst all our competitors are very experienced and sufficiently qualified to race, we never know what may be around the corner. The RNLI do a terrific job in watching over us and it's great that we can recognise their services in this way. We hope as many people and businesses alike can dig deep and donate something by using the link below".

The Notice of Race is published online at the club website -

COVID management measures are ongoing.

The entry procedure is open for all boats under 70ft in length. Prices remain subsidised thanks to our backers and sponsors.

The RWYC would like to thank our race partners for their continual support for the Lonely Rock Race.

Entries close on June 5th, with the understanding that any current entry price will be honoured should the race be postponed; 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.

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