Boating Business | Plans on course for race start

PLANS ON COURSE FOR RACE STARTHOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSPLANS ON COURSE FOR RACE START20 Jul 2020EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintThe Lonely Rock Race will start in August. Photo curtesy RWYCThe new Lonely Rock Race is to go ahead this summer.With the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic easing, Chris Arscott, race director and commodore of Plymouth’s Royal Western Yacht Club, is hopeful the offshore yacht race can be run as planned.What with little time to plan what is a legendary historical offshore race, the club’s race management team knew from the outset that putting the race together would be a huge ask, he said.However, after taking advice from medical professionals, port authorities and the competitors, he says the club is continuing with current arrangements.“We remain hopeful that the Lonely Rock Race will be the first true offshore race following the Covid-19 lockdown,” he said. “As things stand, we have measures in place which will allow us to provide the race.”The race – open to all boats under 70ft in length – will start from the vicinity of Ryde in the Solent on August 16. Competitors will pass the Isles of Scilly, sail round the Fastnet Rock, pass the Isles of Scilly again and finish in Plymouth Sound.

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