Dutch Veronica Race qualifies for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021

Dutch Veronica Race qualifies for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021

The Dutch offshore Veronica Race is accepted as qualification opportunity for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021. Several qualifying offshore sailing races in the Netherlands had to be cancelled due to the Covid restrictions. Many subscripted teams to the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021 had difficulty to collect their required offshore nautical miles. The RORC recently confirmed the Veronica Race as additional qualification race for the Fastnet.

The Veronica Race is considered as an excellent opportunity to qualify, in particular for teams operating from the continental European coastal waters. The Veronica Race is scheduled on 12 and 13 June. The harbour of Colijnsplaat will be the administrative and logistical base.

The Veronica Race has a length of approximately 160 NM. The starting and finishing areas are located near the Roompot sluices West of the “Oosterscheldekering”. The course will be an overnight race in between approximately 17 and 23 hours and will be sailed off the Dutch Coast, North East of the leading lights of Westkapelle.

The entry fee will be refunded in case of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Notice Of Race and sign up link can be found on www.deltaweekend.nl or by directly linking to Veronica Race.

Photo: Anusjka Martens, Fotografie Objectivo


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    Eddy Lekens, Ice for his sailing friends, started sailing at the age of 9 and soon started racing with keelboats with his parents. He is the founder and owner of ClubRacer, one of Europe's most popular sailing websites. Eddy Lekens was in 2004 awarded for "best offshore sailor of The Netherlands" for his results with the Audi sailing team. His other passion away from sailing is being a omnichannel ecommerce consultant.