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Fastnet Yacht Race. News from the RORC Offshore Race Event
Next summer's pinnacle of offshore racing, the Rolex Fastnet Race is likely to be an even greater spectacle, with the event being opened up to yachts larger than the 100ft Leopard and Comanche (seen here at the start of the 2015 record-breaking race)
The Royal Ocean Racing Club, organisers of the Rolex Fastnet Race starting on Sunday 6th August 2017, has relaxed the limit of a maximum monohull length of 100ft (30.48m). The biennial event is the world's biggest offshore race and the…
Irish Offshore Sailing School's Fastnet Race Odyssey
#rorcrfr – In a Fastnet Race fleet of over 300 Dun Laoghaire's Irish Offshore Sailing School finished 66th overall and 15th in class 4 which had 72 yachts. The offshore school under principal Rónán Ó Siochrú won the Roger Justice trophy for…
Géry Trentesaux & JPK 10.80 Courrier Du Leon Confirmed As Fastnet Winners
#rorcrfr – Géry Trentesaux and his JPK 10.80 Courrier Du Leon have been confirmed by the Royal Ocean Racing Club as winner of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. For this the team will receive the Fastnet Challenge Trophy at tonight's…
Courrier Du Leon Crosses The Fastnet Finish Line At Plymouth
#rorcrfr – After four days of playing a bit part in a slow-moving drama, Plymouth has now firmly grabbed centre stage and the pace of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race has lifted with yachts finishing in ever increasing numbers. While…
Fastnet Race 2015 Is a Web Which Needs Skilled Untangling
#rorcrfr – The last boat on the water in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015, the British Dufour 365 Floating Point (David Anderson), finally got round the Rock at lunchtime today, and is now on course for the Bishop Rock with…
Courrier Du Leon Still A Front Runner for Fastnet Victory
#rorcrfr – With the latest deluge of arrivals in the Rolex Fastnet Race, overall victory is currently looking like it might be claimed, in this 90th anniversary running of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's flagship offshore race, by a fast…
Zero to Hero For Antix in the Fastnet Race
#rorcrfr – What a difference a day makes. Yesterday morning boats were pulling out of a largely windless Fastnet Race, claiming that their time was running out. Quite what anyone thinks they're doing, going off in the Fastnet Race without…
Fastnet Race Prediction – French Yacht Courrier du Leon For The Overall Win
#rorcrfr – We're in to sticking our neck out territory now as predictions on overall Fastnet race winners are being made but it is hard to ignore the impressive performance so far of the French JPK 10.80 Courrier du Leon (Gery…
Vintage Former Fastnet Race Winners In Duel for a Classic Finish
#fastnet – Well up in the overall fleet, and lying side by side after just rounding the Fastnet Rock this morning are Stormy weather, the winner of the 1935 Fastnet and Dorade the winner of the 1931 Race. Presently they…
Sailor Evacuated From Fastnet Race Yacht With 'Serious Burns'
#rorcrfr - 'Serious burns' from a hot liquid took one sailor out of the Rolex Fastnet Race in the early stages. As Yachting World reports, Plymouth RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was launched on Monday afternoon (17 August) to the yacht Southern…
American Maxi Comanche Claims Fastnet Race Monohull Line Honours
#rorcrfr – Jim Clark's 100-ft American Maxi Comanche has claimed monohull line honours at the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. Arriving in Plymouth at 05:22 BST this morning, Comanche completed the 603-nm offshore race in 2 days, 15 hours, 42 minutes…
Fastnet Yacht Race Video Shows Stunning Irish Sailing Waters But Little Wind!
#rorcrfr – First arrivals in the Rolex Fastnet Race are due into Plymouth in the early hours of Wednesday morning. But for sure the only records likely to be broken in this 90th anniversary edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's…
Fastnet Update: Winners & Losers Are Playthings Of The Weather Gods
#rorcrfr – This Tuesday evening, Dieter Schoen's new Maxi 72 Momo continues to be the best overall performer in the Rolex Fastnet Race's core IRC Division writes W M Nixon. The front-runners in the mono-hulls continue to be the hundred…
Fastnet 2015 – Demonstration of Sailing Prowess & Seamanship
#rorcrfr – It was looking like a middle sized boat was best positioned to win it for a long time with Class 1IRC having six of the top 10 places including first place.  Royal Cork's Antix has always been behind two…
Fastnet Race Gets More Interesting By The Minute, But 'Lucky' She Ain't
#rorcrfr – There's a whole secret community in sailing worldwide which thinks it's the Fascinating Race writes W M Nixon. But if the Fastnet Race with all its intriguing twists and turns and tidal gates and heaven only knows what…
Quoile's Baker Leads Fastnet Figaro Class As Massive Fleet Waits for Wind
#fastnet – Quoile Yacht Club's Andrew Baker tops his class in the Fastnet Race this morning. Baker from Strangford Lough, an Artemis 23 skipper, leads the 32ft Figaro II one designs. Progress overnight in the Rolex Fastnet Race has been better than expected…

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