Charter First 40 SFIDA from the U.K. Beneteau First 40 race specialists and cross the finish line in Cherbourg for the inaugural Cowes-Cherbourg Fastnet Race 2021! Since it began in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race has grown to become one of ocean racing’s greatest events and along with the Rolex Sydney to Hobart and the Rolex Middle Sea Race is one of the top three offshore races in the world. The Rolex Fastnet Race takes competitors across 600+ Miles and up to five days battling the wind and tricky tidal conditions to round the Fastnet Rock on the Southern tip of Ireland. Three hundred yachts take part in the bi-annual Fastnet Yacht Race. Fastnet competitors head west down the Solent and out through the Needles, past the major south coast headlands, Anvil Point, Portland Bill, Start Point, and Lands End before rounding the famous Fastnet rock and returning via the Scilly Isles before finishing, for the first time in the race's history, at Cherbourg, France. Our yachts have finished top charter yachts in class 2nd First 40 2019 in class and 1st charter yacht by a substantial margin.