Plymouth is taking steps to replace the well-known Fastnet Race that they lost recently by creating a nearly similar replacement. The Royal Western Yacht club of the city has already announced that it is thinking of launching its own Lonely Rock Race equivalent to the Fastnet Race. Their own race is set to launch on 16th August 2020. The announcement was made after the Fastnet Race organizers said in the month of November last year that they are moving this classic race among yachts to Cherbourg from Plymouth in the year 2021 and 2023 after about a century.
The competition is set to open for monohulls and multi-hulls that are between 30 feet and 60 feet in height. It seems that the popular Fastnet Race was not fitting into Plymouth. About 388 yachts competed against each other at the event that took place last year. Competitors from different parts of the world participated in the race. But over 150 yachts remained on the waiting list. The newly introduced Lonely Rock Race might be able to placate those who feel that Plymouth has lost a vital part of its tradition in maritime.