Rolex Fastnet Race village opens

Maxi Spindrift 2 (trimaran) during the Rolex Fastnet 2013.
Chris Schmid/Spindrift Racing
Plymouth Yacht Haven and the Rolex Fastnet Race Village is all set to host the public and welcome a fleet of boats and crews - come and join the celebrations!

As the wind picks up offshore for the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race fleet, the Race Village in the Plymouth Yacht Haven at Mount Batten is bracing itself for the arrival of thousands of sailors from all over the world.

Members of the public are warmly invited to come down to the free-to-enter Race Village to join in the celebrations, watch live TV coverage on the big screen and hear regular reports and interviews with the sailors on Fastnet Radio broadcasting on 87.9fm.

Tonight's entertainment also includes live music in the Exposure Marine Crew Bar from 7 p.m. and the finals of the British Firework Championships from 9.30 p.m.

The schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:

Wednesday 14 August
PM Majority of the fleet begin to arrive
15.00-19.00 Live music in the Race Village - Plymouth Yacht Haven
19.00-22.30 Live music in the Exposure Marine Crew Bar
21.30 - British Firework Championships

Thursday 15 August
All day: Fleet continues to finish in Plymouth
12.00 - Prizegiving at the Race Village (TBC)
15.00-19.00 Live music in the Race Village - Plymouth Yacht Haven
19.00-22.30 Live music in the Exposure Marine Crew Bar

Friday 16 August
15.00-19.00 Live music in the Race Village
17.00 - Race Prizegiving - Bar Open
18.00 - Prizegiving start
(race crew and guests only, accredited media only)

Saturday 17 August
All day - Fleet berthed at Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina
14.00 - Press Office closes Plymouth

Fastnet website
http://www.sail-world.com/113224