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Fastnet Race 2015 Starts from Cowes, 16th August 2015
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#fastnetrace – The 46th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race will start from Cowes, Isle of Wight, on 16th August 2015. 
RORC Organisers Wrap up Record Breaking Fastnet Race 2013
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#fastnetrace – New benchmarks continue to be set in the Rolex Fastnet Race. The Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event this year saw the entry list sell out in less than 24 hours. Its position as the world's largest…
Sir Robin Blasts BBC's Non-Coverage of Fastnet Race
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#FastnetRace - A legend of British sailing has slammed the BBC for "sea-blindness" in failing to cover the start of last week's Rolex Fastnet Race. As The Daily Telegraph reports, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston told Yachting World that the start of…
Fastnet Small Boats Finish the Race, Just 14 Still at Sea
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#fastnet – Of the record breaking-sized fleet of 337 boats that set sail from the Solent last Sunday at the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the majority has now finished in Plymouth. Just 14 boats are still racing with…
Fastnet Race Won by Father & Son Double–Handed Crew
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#Fastnet – For the first time in its 88–year history, the Rolex Fastnet Race has been won by a double–handed crew. The father and son team of Pascal and Alexis Loison from Cherbourg, France on the JPK 10.10, Night and…
Fastnet Fortunes Changing for Round Ireland Champion, Inismor
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#fastnet – As the miles are whittled away and the bulk of the fleet converges on the Plymouth breakwater finishing line, Irish interests in podium positions are best represented by Inis Mor (Ker 39, Laurent Gouy, Clifden BC), who is…
Emotional Sailing Moment for O'Leary Family as Antix Rounds Fastnet Rock
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#Fastnet – Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39, Antix, rounded the Fastnet Rock on 13 August at 19:10:54, an emotional moment for the all-Irish crew. From the bow to the stern of the boat, Antix personifies the long history and passion of…
Fastnet Race Handicap Honours in the Balance as Small Boats Make Gains
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#fastnet – With the smaller boats returning from the Fastnet Rock in better conditions, they are becoming increasingly favoured for the overall win of the Rolex Fastnet Race under IRC. Andrew Pearce's Ker 40, Magnum 3, was ahead first thing…
Largest Fastnet Yacht Claims Monohull Line Honours
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#fastnet – Jochen Schümann, Skipper of Esimit Europa 2, Maxi RP100: 30.48m (100ft) (SLO), crossed the finish line of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race at the Plymouth Breakwater at 02:17:49 on Wednesday, 14th August after an elapsed time of 2…
Round Ireland Champion, Inismor, Leads Fastnet Fleet
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#fastnet – Current Round Ireland race champion Inis Mor, sailed by French skipper Laurent Gouy with connections to Clifden Boat Club in Connemara in County Galway, leads the prestigious Rolex Fastnet race this morning in the approach to the famous rock…
Spindrift 2 Multihull is Fastnet Race Line Honours Winner
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#fastnet – Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, co-skippers of Spindrift 2, a VPLP 131 Trimaran racing in the Multihull Division, crossed the finish line of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race at the Plymouth Breakwater at 02.53.58 BST on Tuesday 13th…
Foxall Rounds Fastnet Rock as Multihull Leader
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#fastnet – An intriguing dust-up is taking place between the world's fastest racing yachts competing in the Rolex Fastnet Race. After an excellent start, the 40m trimaran, Spindrift 2, led the Multihull division along the south coast of England last…
Fastnet Race Lead for NI Yacht Spirit of Jacana in Class One
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#fastnet – Bruce Douglas and Alan Bruce's Spirit of Jacana is vying for the overall lead in class one of the Fastnet race this lunchtime but snake and ladder conditions are keeping crews on their toes and praying for pressure,…
Irish Sisterships Antix, Inismor in top Five in Fastnet Race
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#Fastnet – After the first night at sea in the 2013 Fastnet race, two of 12 Irish yachts are showing the potency of Irish offshore sailing with top five performances in the 335–boat fleet. Clidfen Boat Club's Inismor sailed by the French…
Fastnet Yacht Race Tracker Here!
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#Fastnet – Yachts in the Rolex Fastnet Race are off! They're heading for Ireland and the Fastnet rock off the Cork coast! Track all 335 boats here on the race tracker detailing all the times and handicap positions of the…
Irish Boats Well Placed at Start of Fastnet Race
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#fastnet – Up to a dozen boats of Irish interest are among those bunched up this evening in Poole Bay as the Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 set sail from Cowes this afternoon. Top performer this evening is Irish champion yacht,…

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