Fireworks will end the biennial race finale with a bang

To cater for the increased number of entrants this year, Plymouth Yacht Haven has been

selected as the host marina for the finish of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race.


the finishing yachts are set to arrive in Plymouth between 13 and 17

August 2013.

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 marinas.

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

great event.’