Are your flares really Fastnet ready?

The date’s creeping nearer! There are just 68 days left until the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race gets underway on Sunday 6th August at Cowes.

Your preparation should be well under way by now, and every one of the 40 items on the RORC’s check list is stocked by Ocean Safety.

Join the dozens of owners who have already contacted us to get hold of our Fastnet safety check list. So don’t delay and get yours now.

Amongst our lifejackets, liferafts, man overboard equipment, EPIRBs and personal AIS beacons that are required to meet Cat 2 offshore special Regulations and RORC prescriptions, is the seemingly simple flare.

But do you know how, in the heat of the moment and when it’s dark, to use red hand flares and orange smoke flares required for the race? And what it will do once it’s active?

You also need to make sure your flare pack is in date – check the stamped expiry date.

Contact to find your nearest branch. We’re here to advise you on how to keep your flares dry and stored.

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