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Fastnet Yacht Race. News from the RORC Offshore Race Event
Largest Ever Fleet Start the Fastnet Race (Photos here)
The record-sized Rolex Fastnet Race fleet set sail from Cowes in classic conditions - a beat westward up the Solent in a building west-southwesterly and sunshine, but with an ominous looking cloud line over the mainland. SCROLL DOWN FOR RICK…
Record-Breaking Conditions Ahead for Fastnet Race
The largest, most diverse fleet of racing boats ever in offshore yachting set sail this morning in the Rolex Fastnet Race. The biennial flagship event of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, a tradition since 1925, will take the fleet…
Fastnet Race - Not Just a Record Fleet, it's a Fantastic Fleet
With just over two days left until the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, a press conference was held yesterday in the Sir Max Aitken Museum in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. It was a case of standing room…
Safran is One of Six IMOCA 60s to Tackle the Fastnet Race
To the south of Ireland, on an isolated rock some five miles from land, the Fastnet Lighthouse is a mythical mark for the world's sailors. Created in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race brings together this summer 323 boats measuring between…
Moore to Navigate Team Phaedo in Sunday's Fastnet Race
Magic catamaran Phaedo will set sail in Sunday's Fastnet race with top Irish navigator Ian Moore calling the shots. There's more Irish crew on Phaedo too with Limerick's Jeff Condell also slated for the race. Team Phaedo stayed attached to…
Virbac-Paprec 3 rising to the challenge of the Fastnet
On Sunday Virbac-Paprec 3 will be lining up for the start of the 44th Rolex Fastnet Race. Jean-Pierre Dick will be assisted by Guillaume Le Brec as he takes on the 608-mile challenge that runs from Cowes to Plymouth via…
Fastnet Calling for a Dozen Boats of Irish Interest
There are a dozen boats among a fleet of 350 for Sunday's Fastnet race that are either Irish or of Irish interest. Afloat's July 26th story on the Irish in the Fastnet story gave details on some of these boats…
Irish Yachts Line Out for the Fastnet Race
In just over two weeks' time, on Sunday 14th August, the biggest fleet ever (350 boats) will set sail from Cowes to take on one of the ultimate challenges in offshore racing – the Rolex Fastnet Race – a milestone…
Dowling and Smyth to Co-Skipper Royal Irish Yacht Arabella in Fastnet Race
With less than a month to go the Fastnet race Niall Dowling and Nick Smyth will be co skippering the J111 'Arabella' under the burgee of the Royal Irish Yacht Club. 'Arabella' the first J111 in Europe has had an…
Fastnet Yacht Race is 'Fast' Approaching
The waiting is nearly over: the 44th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, one of the great ocean challenges, is exactly a month away. With a staggering 350 entrants at the ready, 1979's record-breaking tally of 303 participating yachts will…
The Fastnet Yacht Race
Since it was first run in 1925, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial Rolex Fastnet Race has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest events in the international yacht racing calendar. This has come about from the brutal…
Follow The Yellowbrick...
Yellowbrick Trackers will be fitted to every boat in the Rolex Fastnet Race allowing friends and family to follow the race Yellowbrick are delighted to be providing the tracking devices for this year's Rolex Fastnet Race, which will relay real-time…
250 entries within a week brings Fastnet Race Close to Limit
RORC has confirmed huge interest in its Rolex Fastnet Race this afternoon in a further example of the resurgence of offshore sailing. Entry for one of the world's most popular yacht races opened at midnight on Sunday 9 January and by…
70 Minis line up for 25th Fastnet
There are just ten days to the start of the 25th edition of the annual Mini Fastnet, and 70 entries have registered for the event that begins and ends in the French port of Douarnenez, and, like the Figaro, this…

Fastnet Race 2009

24th July 2009
ROLEX FASTNET RACE 2009 Since it was first run in 1925, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial Rolex Fastnet Race has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest events in the international yacht racing calendar. This has come…

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