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Race Name Change: Plymouth Lonely Rock Race now Plymouth Fastnet 500

by Adrian Gray 23 Jun 18:49 BST
Plymouth Fastnet 500 Race 2021 © RWYC

The RWYC Lonely Rock Race is already synonymous with the 608 miles original Fastnet racecourse starting from Ryde and Finishing in Plymouth.

In just 10 days a new race will start and finish in Plymouth. Previously known as the Plymouth Lonely Rock Race, this new race will round the Eddystone Lighthouse to Starboard and then round the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse to Port. The distance of the race is 500 miles. Therefore, to avoid confusion, the Royal Western Yacht Club has decided to rename this new challenge from the off.

The new race will be known as the 'Plymouth Fastnet 500' race, signifying the course in its briefest form.

We hope you like it!

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