In the run-up to The Rolex Fastnet Race 2015, one of the world’s biggest offshore races, Premier's Endeavour Quay in Portsmouth, UK will welcome a cutting-edge racing superyacht as it prepares to compete.
At 26.82-metres, the new all carbon maxi yacht, Rambler, will call Premier Quay its technical base until the race kicks off on 16th August 2015.
Tim Newell, boatyard manager said, “We’re especially excited to welcome George David's and his team back and see Rambler partake in this prestigious race.”
Endeavour Quay provides the ideal refit facility and regatta base with its undercover storage for yachts up to 40m LOA, a 180-ton travel hoist and two deep-water berths for boats up to 27.43m. The facility is located 500m inside the entrance of Portsmouth Harbour, eight nautical miles from Cowes.
Other high-profile racing yachts have also made use of the facilities in recent years, including Rambler on a previous visit, Ran and Bella Mente, as well as the professional Volvo and IMOCA 60 Teams, who operate short and long-term bases at the boatyard.
Mr. Newell continued, “With an impressive line-up of Maxi’s, Maxi 72s and IMOCA 60s participating, the competition for line honours is going to be intense, especially with Rambler and the 30.48-metre Maxi ‘Comanche’ taking part in the event.
“It will be a busy time for us; however, we’re fully prepared for the increased traffic that the race attracts.”
The Rambler will arrive in July after competing in the prestigious Transatlantic Race from Newport, RI to Cowes, setting up home at the quay in preparation for the 603-mile Fastnet Race course.
The quay’s open-yard policy will enable the team to employ their own contractors with no additional fees or commission charges, and manage their race preparation from temporary offices situation within the boatyard.
Also on site, the team will benefit from crew accommodation, on-site marine services, unrestricted tidal access and the deep water mooring vital for racing yachts.
2015 marks the 90th edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Rolex Fastnet Race with a record-sized fleet of as many as 350 boats expected to take part.
The event will see the fleet race along the south coast of England, across the Celtic Sea to the Fastnet Rock off of the Southwest tip of Ireland, before heading back east around Bishop Rock and the Scilly Isles to finish in Plymouth.
For more information, visit Endeavour Quay.