Fireworks will end the biennial race finale with a bang
the finishing yachts are set to arrive in Plymouth between 13 and 17
Following the success of Plymouth Yacht Haven’s involvement in the prestigious
biennial race in 2011, providing berthing for over 90 Fastnet finishers, the
marina is delighted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s decision to base the
entire event at Mount Batten this year, with additional berthing provided by other
Plymouth’s whole Mount Batten peninsula is getting involved in the
event, with berthing, the main Fastnet Race Village and comprehensive facilities
based at Plymouth Yacht Haven, and a 24-hour food and crew bar at the adjacent
Mount Batten Watersports Centre.
Competitors and visitors will be able to enjoy the large bar and
restaurant at the Mount Batten Hotel, the marina’s Bridge Bar &
Restaurant, and the traditional village pubs of Turnchapel.
Free parking for visitors on
the peninsula will be available in several council car parks.
The 150-passenger Mount Batten Ferry will make the five-minute
crossing to Plymouth’s Barbican area throughout the day and evening, providing
easy access for visitors and Fastnet competitors alike between the peninsula
and the city’s bars, restaurants and accommodation.
A Fireworks Championships will coincide with the Rolex Fastnet
finish on 13 and 14 August, and will take place from
the end of the Mount Batten Breakwater.
Plymouth Yacht Haven has 450 berths, both fingers and alongside
berthing suitable for larger boats, easy 24-hour access from Plymouth Sound,
and shelter from the prevailing winds.
Laura Whinney, Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina Manager said: ‘We’re
delighted that The Royal Ocean Racing Club has selected Plymouth Yacht Haven to
host the finish of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race.
‘The marina is ideally suited to the major berthing
requirements of the Rolex Fastnet, and we’re looking forward to offering
competitors and visitors a very warm welcome to what promises to be a truly