PRESS RELEASE – Cowes Communications Agency to Manage Fastnet Race Celebrations for the Third Consecutive Time

Activate Switch, a full service communications agency from Cowes, Isle of Wight, has been contracted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, to manage all of the shoreside festivities for the prestigious Rolex Fastnet Race for the third time.

The expert and experienced events team from Activate will provide, on behalf of the Rolex Fastnet Race management team, 24 hour shoreside service for the 90th anniversary of the event which will see over 300 yachts sailing 600 nautical miles from Cowes to Plymouth in August 2015.

In 2013, Activate worked closely with the RORC to move the event’s base from The Barbican to Mount Batten Peninsula so that all of the competing yachts could be berthed in one  location and in 2015, the plan is to build on the success of the last event. Activate will create an event village, with state-of-the-art facilities, including luxurious media and hospitality lounges for race organisers and sponsors, high quality catering, modern toilets and showers for the competitors and a 24 hour bar for everyone to take full advantage of!

The culmination of the event will be the prize-giving, ceremony, complete with air display and a rocking crew party for more than 1,000 competitors, to be staged in the Rolex Fastnet Race, village.

Activate Switch runs a number of high profile marine events as well as provides graphic design, branding, sponsorship and corporate hospitality services. Anyone wishing to find out more about how Activate Switch could help their event should contact Joe Hall via or call 01983 200901.