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#Rowing: Trinity had a good run in the early set of finals at Neptune Regatta in Islandbridge today. Their senior coxed four – with a strong set of rowers in Patrick Moreau, Mark Kelly, Liam Hawkes and David Butler, beat UCD, and Michael Corcoran won the senior single sculls. Monika Dukarska of Killorglin took on and beat Breanna Larsen in a semi-final and Jacqueline Ryan in the final of the women’s single.

Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge Saturday (Selected Results)

Men

Eight – Club One: Commercial B bt St Michael’s 2l, 3:44. Novice: Trinity bt UCD, disq. Junior 18: Neptune bt Commercial 1¾ l, 3:40.

Four – Senior: Trinity bt UCD 1¼ l, 3:50. Intermediate, coxed: Trinity bt Commercial 2l, 4:23. Masters, coxed: Carlow, Athlone, Northridge bt Neptune 3l.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 16, coxed: Commercial bt Castleconnell, disq

Double – Jun 16: Killorglin bt Graiguenamanagh easily, 4:25. Jun 15: Three Castles bt Blackrock easily, 4:34.

Single – Senior: Trinity (M Corcoran) bt Neptune (K Coughlan), 2l 4:23. Club Two: Trinity (S Addison) bt Clonmel (J McKenna) 3l, 4:40. Jun 18: Graiguenamanagh (A Lennon) bt Commercial (N Beggan) 1½ l.

Women

Eight – Club One: Commercial bt Trinity 1l, 4:20. Novice: UCD bt Trinity B 4l, 4:22. Jun 16: Portora bt Carlow easily, 4:28.

Sculling, Quadruple – Jun 18: Commercial bt Belfast RC easily, 4:50. Jun 15, coxed: St Michael’s A bt Offaly 6l, 4:56.

Single – Senior: Killorglin (M Dukarska) bt Garda (J Ryan) easily, 4:42. Club Two: Garda (Ryan) bt Garda (Moore) easily, 5:14.

Jun 16: Belfast RC (A Hall) bt Castleconnell (L Mulligan) easily, 5:22.

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1st April 2016

Neptune Draw Changed

#Rowing: The Neptune Regatta on Saturday at Islandbridge has revised its draw, moving a number of crews around on the schedule. The overall shape of the regatta, which runs from 8.30am until just after 6pm, remains in place. There are men’s senior eight semi-finals scheduled for 4.24 and 4.27, with the final set for 5.42.

 The changes are highlighted in yellow in the attached draw.

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#Rowing: Carlow’s junior 18 quadruple were the fastest crew at the Offaly Head of the River in Tullamore on Saturday. The winning crew had over 40 seconds to spare over their nearest rivals, winning in a time of 10 minutes 44.25 seconds.  

 

NoGradeBoat typeClubNameTime (s)MS
1MJ184X-Carlow 644.251044.25
7MJ164X+Commercial 685.871125.87
4MCL12XCarlow 687.011127.01
19MJ164X+Commercial 688.381128.38
12MCL11XCarlowKeatingL710.661150.66
20MJ164X+New Ross 717.881157.88
29WCL12XCarlow 718.481158.48
22WJ184XCarlow 737.261217.26
8MJ181XCarlowO'BrienS740.311220.31
4MCL12XCarlow 740.611220.61
13MCL11XCarlowNolanO740.831220.83
26WJ182XCommercial 741.191221.19
8MJ164X+New Ross 745.351225.35
27WJ182XNeptune 745.921225.92
31MJ161XCarlowKeatingJ746.221226.22
5MI1XCarlowMurphyN751.871231.87
7MJ181XCarlowByrneS753.331233.33
18WJ182XCommercial 754.741234.74
28WJ182XNew Ross 764.411244.41
2MCL14X+Carlow 766.141246.14
40WJ162XCommercial 770.111250.11
10MJ181XOffalyHarteS776.231256.23
125WJ184X+Neptune 779.691259.69
10WJ184X-Commercial 780.43130.43
14MCL11XCarlowJones S780.71130.71
24WCL14X+Commercial 787.11137.11
11WCL14X+Commercial 789.79139.79
19WJ182XCommercialA793.041313.04
32WCL11XCommercialOConnorC793.811313.81
3MN4X+Neptune 795.141315.14
9MJ181XCarlowO'TooleA795.61315.6
9MJ181XCarlowMcHaleF799.331319.33
23WJ184XCommercial 800.151320.15
27WJ181XOffalyMooney A801.631321.63
26WJ181XNeptuneFeerick C801.711321.71
34WJ164X+Neptune 804.451324.45
25WCL12XClydesdale 805.391325.39
21WJ182XNewRoss 810.771330.77
36MJ152XCarlow 811.011331.01
20WJ182XCommercialB815.021335.02
16MCL11XOffalyGannon A815.61335.6
35WJ164X+Offaly 821.721341.72
1MJ182XCarlowA822.41342.4
35WCL11XCarlowByrne A824.331344.33
23MJ161XCarlowMead H825.951345.95
29WJ181XNeptuneClark A826.141346.14
31MM1XAthloneGallen P (F)828.591348.59
43WM1XNew RossPattersonJ (C)834.811354.81
18MJ164X+Carlow 835.951355.95
2MJ182XNeptune 837.81357.8
34MM1XOffalyHogan D (B)856.11416.1
6MJ164X+Carlow 861.361421.36
17MM1XAthloneGallenP862.091422.09
54WJ142XOffaly 863.151423.15
32MM1XLaganReid G (E)867.551427.55
17MN1XNew RossJones E868.31428.3
37WCL11XNew RossWalsh J868.711428.71
21MJ162XNeptune 876.381436.38
45WJ161XNew RossBrownL878.951438.95
44WJ154X+Commercial 882.521442.52
51WJ151XNew RossPendergast883.461443.46
42WJ161XNew RossCoughlan883.461443.46
28WJ181XCarlowWebster C884.331444.33
24WCL12XCarlow 885.511445.51
41WJ161XNew RossBrown L885.541445.54
50WJ151XNew RossTierneyS888.331448.33
15MCL11XNew RossRyan P891.971451.97
39MJ151XCarlowSlattery892.151452.15
33WCL11XNew RossWalshJ892.491452.49
16MN1XNew RossJonesE892.51452.5
47WJ161XNew RossFlanagainC893.681453.68
3MJ182XCarlowB900.66150.66
40WJ154X+Commercial 901.58151.58
53WCL12XClydesdale 905.5155.5
49WJ151XNew RossPendergast F910.121510.12
45WJ144X+Commercial 917.671517.67
39    924.321524.32
56WJ141XOffalyMurphy A924.351524.35
36WCL11XCommercialOçonnor C930.671530.67
50WJ151XNew RossByrneA931.481531.48
51WM1XNew RossPatterson J (C)953.631553.63
42WJ181XTraleeTurnerL971.731611.73
115MCL11XOffalyHoganS984.531624.53
41WJ181XOffalyMooneyA996.911636.91
49WJ144X+New Ross 1008.281648.28
46WJ144X+New Ross 1010.631650.63
47WJ152XNew Ross 1020.82170.82
67MJ144X+Offaly 1046.221726.22
48WJ144X+Commercial 1057.421737.42
52WM1XOffalyNolan C (B)1060.91740.9
30MJ161XCarlowConnorsJ1092.851812.85
14MCL11XNew RossRyanP1105.111825.11
46WJ161XNew RossCoughlanA1106.021826.02
53MJ141XCarlowConnors T1172.891932.89
52WJ151XNew RossTierneyS1269.05219.05
43WJ161XOffalyDowling E1272.042112.04
38MJ151XCarlowHeslin S14752435
6MJ181XAthloneFlynnD   
11MM4X+Neptune    
15MCL11XOffalyHoganS   
25WCL14X+Neptune    
37MJ144X+Carlow    
        
5MI1XCarlowMurphy N   
12WCL14X+Neptune    
13MCL11XAthloneFlynn D   
30WJ181XTraleeTurner A   
33MM1XLaganPhelan J (E)   
44WJ144X+Carlow    
48WJ151XCommercialO'TooleD   
55WJ141XCommercialMcCannon  
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#Rowing: Cambridge won the 2016 men’s Boat Race on the Thames today. Oxford started well, but in extremely difficult conditions, Cambridge established an early lead and kept a good rhythm down the long course, even as Oxford never gave up. 

 The women’s race was extraordinary. Oxford won, but in what Oxford women’s boat club president Maddy Badcott called “insane conditions”, Cambridge took in so much water that they almost sank. They somehow kept going and finished.

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#ROWING: The challenges on the Cork Sculling Ladder gained some traction on Saturday after a week with postponements and withdrawals. Henrik Merz of Shandon had a busy week: he won on Thursday but was beaten on Saturday.

Results.

Tuesday 22.03.2016.

(4) Dan Begley  -  Shandon Boat Club  v  (3) Jack Casey  -  UCC Rowing Club. Race postponed due to Casey not well. Begley informed. Race now on Thursday 24.03.2016 at 06.20pm..

Wednesday. 23.03.2016.

(5) Stephen O’Sullivan  -  Shandon Boat Club  v  (3) Jack Casey  -  UCC Rowing Club.  Non race.

Casey (UCC Rowing Club) led well at  the half way stage from O’Sullivan (Shandon BC), but had to stop due to illness. Both scullers to re row at a later date.

Re row on Friday 25.03.2016 at 06.20pm or on Saturday 26.03.2016 at 08.20am.

Starter / Umpire : Finbarr Desmond / Kieran O’Sullivan.  

(FC)(72) Anne O’Farrell  -  Cork Boat Club  v  (69) Jennifer Crowley  -  Shandon Boat Club.  Postponed to Thursday 24.03.2016 at 06.10pm.

Thursday 24.03.2916.

 (19) Henrik Merz  -  Shandon Boat Club bt  (FC)(35) Brian O’Keeffe  -  Shandon Boat Club.  5 L.

(FC)(72) Anne O’Farrell  -  Cork Boat Club  bt (69) Jennifer Crowley  -  Shandon Boat Club.  5 L.

(4) Dan Begley  -  Shandon Boat Club  v  (3) Jack Casey  -  UCC Rowing Club.   No race.  Casey ill.

 (29) Shane Crean  -  Lee Rowing Club bt  (40) Cian O’Sullivan  -  Cork Boat Club.  5 L.

Umpires :  Finbarr Desmond and Kieran Hughes.

                   (10) Liam O’Connell  -  Cork Boat Club  v  (7) Darragh Larkin  -  Lee Rowing Club.   ---------   O’Connell withdrew challenge  ----  cancelled.

                    (21) Cormac Corkery  -  Cork Boat Club  v  (18) Hugh Sutton  -  Lee Rowing Club.  ---------   Corkery withdrew challenge  ----  cancelled.

                    (13) Barry Connolly  -  Cork Boat Club  v  (8) Barry O’Flynn  -  Cork Boat Club.  ---------   Connolly withdrew challenge   -----   cancelled.    

Friday. 25.03.2016.

                   (FC)(107) Hannah Cummins  -  Lee Rowing Club  v  (82) Sophie Grey  -  Lee Rowing Club.  --- postponed until Saturday.

                   (59) Kieran White  -  Cork Boat Club  v  (57) Noel Carey  -  Shandon Boat Club.  Cancelled, White withdrew challenge.

                   (8) Barry O’Flynn  -  Cork Boat Club  v  (6) Sean Lonergan  -  Shandon Boat Club. Cancelled,  O’Flynn withdrew challenge. .

                   (4) Dan Begley  -  Shandon Boat Club  v  (3) Jack Casey  -  UCC Rowing Club.  Cancelled.

Saturday 26.03.2016.

 (22) Evan Curtin  -  Cork Boat Club.  bt (16) David Higgins  -  Presentation College Rowing Club.   4L.

 (50) Conor Twohig  -  Cork Boat Club bt  (45) Patrick Kenneally  -  Presentation College Rowing Club.   1 1/4L.

 (25) Donal Smith  -  Shandon Boat Club bt   (20) Henrik Merz  -  Shandon Boat Club.  1 3/4L.                   

 (47) Tim Buckley  -  Lee Rowing Club bt  (48) David Cosgrave  -  Shandon Boat Club.  5L.

 (82) Sophie Grey  -  Lee Rowing Club bt  (FC) (107) Hannah Cummins  -  Lee Rowing Club.  5L.

 (10) Liam O’Connell  -  Cork Boat Club.  bt (11) Cathal Merz  -  Shandon Boat Club.  5L.

Starter / Umpires : Finbarr Desmond, Kieran O’Sullivan and Pat Hickey.

  

Challenges :

Sunday.

09.00am.  (FC)(91) Marie Kidney  -  Lee Rowing Club  v  (82) Sophie Grey  -  Lee Rowing Club.

09.10am.  (4) Dan Begley  -  Shandon Boat Club  v  (1) Ronan Byrne  -  Shandon Boat Club.

Monday. 28.03.2016.

06.00pm.   (FC)(86) Claragh O’Sullivan  -  Cork Boat Club  v  winner of 09.00am race on Sun. 27.03.2016. {(FC)(91) Marie Kidney  - Lee RC  v (82) Sophie Grey  -  Lee RC.

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Over 140 secondary school students and 18 volunteers from Galway City attended the first Connacht #Blitzit2016 Challenge which took place at NUI Galway. The challenge, a curriculum within the Get Going, Get Rowing programme, saw students competing in a series of physical challenges, culminating in an indoor rowing challenge covering a total of 90,000m to symbolise the distance from Galway to Rio. 

The Get Going, Get Rowing programme in Connacht gives secondary school pupils the opportunity to actively engage with a new sport on NUI Galway’s campus or within the students’ own schools. The programme is run by Rowing Ireland who received funding from The Irish Sports Council (ISC) Women in Sport initiative in 2014. In November 2014, Rowing Ireland joined forces with NUI Galway to to jointly fund the Get Going, Get Rowing programme in Connacht.

Mike Heskin, recently appointed Director of Sport and Physical Activity at NUI Galway, said: “NUI Galway, as one of the major rowing universities in Ireland, is delighted to be involved with Rowing Ireland in this very exciting project. As 2016 will be a very exciting year for rowing, with Ireland being represented by two crews in Rio, I hope events such as this will inspire those taking part to have aspirations to be the best they can be and possibly compete in an Olympic Games in the future. ”

The NUI Galway Schools’ Challenge commenced with a flurry of activity where groups of 25 students in five separate groups rotated from one activity to the next at high speed. They finished the challenge by completing 40 minutes of racing on indoor rowing machines. This was then followed by a series of talks on nutrition, mindful movements and the positive effects of physical activity on academic results. 

The Get Going, Get Rowing programme also offers schools a training course, TrY rowing, to Transition Year students and provides coaching sessions in these schools upon completion of the course. To date, over 50 TrY students have become coaches and the programme provided indoor rowing machines (ergometers) to schools who have completed the TrY rowing and who have fully engaged with the programme.

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#Rowing: The final schedule for the Ireland trials this weekend at the National Rowing Centre has been released. The adult events are now sited primarily on the Sunday, with just the men’s under-23 heavyweight double sculls being added to the big junior programme on the Saturday, March 19th. The first time trials, for junior men’s pairs, start earlier than originally scheduled, at 8.30 am because of concerns about the weather. Finals for juniors are scheduled for the Saturday afternoon.

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#Rowing: UCD carried off the Gannon and Corcoran Cups for senior men and women in the Colours races on the Liffey today. In both races, strong starts in the difficult conditions were the key. In the Corcoran Cup, the bigger and more powerful UCD women’s crew had one quarter length by the Ha’penny Bridge, and coming through Capel Street Bridge they extended it to over a length. They went on to win comfortably. The UCD men’s crew also got off the start much more smoothly than Trinity. Trinity mounted a number of attacks down the course, but UCD held them off and won by over a length.

 The novice men’s race for the Dan Quinn Shield provided Trinity with a chance to impress, with the crew in white taking command early and having the race won by the Four Courts. The novice women’s race was similarly one-sided, with UCD having only to paddle home after Trinity’s stroke woman caught a crab after only a few seconds of the race.

Colours Races 2016, O’Connell Bridge to St James’s Gate, Saturday:

 Men – Senior (Gannon Cup): UCD (E Gleeson, D Somers, T Hughes, A Griffin, E O’Connor, M Murphy, S Mulvaney, D O’Malley; cox: O Reid) bt Trinity 1 1/3 l . Novice (Dan Quinn Shield): Trinity bt UCD, easily.

 Women – Senior (Corcoran Cup): UCD (D Callanan, J Coleman, A O’Riordan, E Lambe, O Finnegan, R Gilligan, S Bennett, K O’Connor; cox: J Gilligan) bt Trinity a distance. Novice (Sally Moorhead Trophy): UCD bt Trinity easily.

 

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#Rowing: The St Michael’s Head of the River, set for this Saturday, March 12th, has been cancelled because of increased water levels at O’Brien’s Bridge. This event was rescheduled, after an earlier cancellation.

 The Dublin Head of the River, scheduled for March 26th, has also been cancelled. The organisers say that conditions on the weir at Islandbridge would not be safe. Offaly head, on this date, will accept entries for all standard grades except eights.

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#Rowing: Trinity’s senior A eight were clear winners of the Erne Head of the River today. The Dublin University crew had 19 seconds to spare over the Commercial senior eight. Portora’s junior 18 eight placed sixth, while the fastest women’s crew were the Trinity senior eight, which finished 16th.

 

Position Crew Number Club Class Time
1
1
DUBC A
MS 8+
19:23
2
4
Commercial RC
MS 8+
19:42
3
2
NUIG A
MS 8+
19:53
4
5
DUBC B
MS 8+
19:56
5
3
UCDBC
MS 8+
20:00
6
8
Portora BC
MJ18 8+
20:15
7
6
NUIG B
MS 8+
20:21
8
7
QUBBC
MI 8+
20:23
9
13
Portora BC
MS 4x-
20:58
10
11
Commercial
MJ18 8+
21:19
11
42
DUBC A
MN 8+
21:23
12
43
QUBBC A
MN 8+
21:38
13
10
Methodist College
MJ18 8+
21:40
14
9
Neptune RC
MJ18 8+
21:45
15
14
Belfast / Lagan Scullers
MS 4x-
22:00
16
23
DULBC
WS 8+
22:22
17
16
RBAI
MU23 4x-
22:26
18
29
Galway RC (Vet D)
MM 8+
22:48
19
44
UCDBC A
MN 8+
23:00
20
67
Commercial RC A
MJ16 4x+
23:06
21
58
Portora BC
MJ16 8+
23:11
22
12
RBAI
MJ18 8+
23:15
23
39
Commercial RC A
WI 8+
23:18
24
24
Portora BC
WJ18 8+
23:25
25
30
Belfast RC A (Vet D)
MM 8+
23:26
26
20
Neptune
MI 4+
23:27
27
17
DUBC
MS 4+
23:29
28
45
Neptune RC
MN 8+
23:31
29
34
Belfast BC (Vet F)
MM 8+
23:36
30
27
Methodist College
WJ18 8+
23:41
31
32
OCBC / Athlone (Vet E)
MM 8+
23:47
32
49
DUBC C
MN 8+
23:52
33
46
DUBC B
MN 8+
23:53
34
48
UCDBC B
MN 8+
23:58
35
51
Belfast BC / Bann/ QUBLBC
WS 4x-
24:15
35
=
28
Neptune RC (Vet D)
MM 8+
24:15
37
37
DULBC A
WI 8+
24:18
38
26
Galway RC
WJ18 8+
24:19
38
=
38
NUIG
WI 8+
24:19
40
59
Methodist College
MJ16 8+
24:21
40
=
56
QUBLBC
WS 4-
24:21
42
41
Commercial RC B
WI 8+
24:31
43
33
Walton Rowing Club (Vet E)
MM 8+
24:34
44
36
LVBC (Vet G)
MM 8+
24:46
45
69
Commercial RC B
MJ16 4x+
24:51
46
54
Commercial RC
WJ18 4x-
25:04
47
64
Belfast BC A (Vet D)
WM 8+
25:06
48
31
Belfast RC B (Vet E)
MM 8+
25:38
49
35
Moseley Boat Club (Vet G)
MM 8+
25:46
50
47
QUBBC B
MN 8+
25:51
51
25
Commercial RC
WJ18 8+
25:53
52
53
Belfast RC
WJ18 4x-
26:04
53
40
DULBC B
WI 8+
26:07
54
22
Methodist College
MJ18 4+
26:31
55
68
Portadown
MJ16 4x+
26:33
56
72
Portora BC B
WJ16 8+
27:21
57
63
Belfast RC (Vet C)
WM 8+
27:38
58
66
Portadown (Vet D)
M Mixed 8+
28:21
59
55
Portadown
WJ18 4x-
28:37
60
62
Belfast BC B (Vet C)
WM 8+
29:11
61
61
Portora BC A
WJ16 8+
29:17
62
65
QUBLBC
WN 8+
29:39
63
=
15
Lagan Scullers
MS 4x-
Did Not Row
63
=
18
UCDBC
MI 4+
Did Not Row
63
=
19
QUBBC
MI 4+
Did Not Row
63
=
21
RBAI
MJ18 4x-
Did Not Row
63
=
50
DULBC
WS 4x-
Did Not Row
63
=
52
Portadown
WS 4x-
Did Not Row
63
=
57
QUBLBC
WI 4+
Did Not Row
63
=
60
Blackrock College
MJ16 8+
Did Not Row
63
=
70
Blackrock College
MJ16 4x+
Did Not Row
63
=
71
Galway RC
WJ164x+
Did Not Row
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RORC Fastnet Race

This race is both a blue riband international yachting fixture and a biennial offshore pilgrimage that attracts crews from all walks of life:- from aspiring sailors to professional crews; all ages and all professions. Some are racing for charity, others for a personal challenge.

For the world's top professional sailors, it is a 'must-do' race. For some, it will be their first-ever race, and for others, something they have competed in for over 50 years! The race attracts the most diverse fleet of yachts, from beautiful classic yachts to some of the fastest racing machines on the planet – and everything in between.

The testing course passes eight famous landmarks along the route: The Needles, Portland Bill, Start Point, the Lizard, Land’s End, the Fastnet Rock, Bishop’s Rock off the Scillies and Plymouth breakwater (now Cherbourg for 2021 and 2023). After the start in Cowes, the fleet heads westward down The Solent, before exiting into the English Channel at Hurst Castle. The finish for 2021 is in Cherbourg via the Fastnet Rock, off the southern tip of Ireland.

  • The leg across the Celtic Sea to (and from) the Fastnet Rock is known to be unpredictable and challenging. The competitors are exposed to fast-moving Atlantic weather systems and the fleet often encounter tough conditions
  • Flawless decision-making, determination and total commitment are the essential requirements. Crews have to manage and anticipate the changing tidal and meteorological conditions imposed by the complex course
  • The symbol of the race is the Fastnet Rock, located off the southern coast of Ireland. Also known as the Teardrop of Ireland, the Rock marks an evocative turning point in the challenging race
  • Once sailors reach the Fastnet Rock, they are well over halfway to the finish in Cherbourg.

Fastnet Race - FAQs

The 49th edition of the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, UK on Sunday 8th August 2021.

The next two editions of the race in 2021 and 2023 will finish in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin at the head of the Normandy peninsula, France

Over 300. A record fleet is once again anticipated for the world's largest offshore yacht race.

The international fleet attracts both enthusiastic amateur, the seasoned offshore racer, as well as out-and-out professionals from all corners of the world.

Boats of all shapes, sizes and age take part in this historic race, from 9m-34m (30-110ft) – and everything in between.

The Fastnet Race multihull course record is: 1 day 4 hours 2 minutes and 26 seconds (2019, Ultim Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, Franck Cammas / Charles Caudrelier)

The Fastnet Race monohull course record is: 1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes (2011, Volvo 70, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing).

David and Peter Askew's American VO70 Wizard won the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, claiming the Fastnet Challenge Cup for 1st in IRC Overall.

Rolex SA has been a longstanding sponsor of the race since 2001.

The first race was in 1925 with 7 boats. The Royal Ocean Racing Club was set up as a result.

The winner of the first Fastnet Race was the former pilot cutter Jolie Brise, a boat that is still sailing today.

Cork sailor Henry P F Donegan (1870-1940), who gave his total support for the Fastnet Race from its inception in 1925 and competed in the inaugural race in his 43ft cutter Gull from Cork.

Ireland has won the Fastnet Race twice. In 1987 the Dubois 40 Irish Independent won the Fastnet Race overall for the first time and then in 2007 – all of twenty years after Irish Independent’s win – Ireland secured the overall win again this time thanks to Ger O’Rourke’s Cookson 50 Chieftain from the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland in Kilrush.

©Afloat 2020

Fastnet Race 2021 Date

The 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Sunday 8th August 2021.

At A Glance – Fastnet Race

  • The world's largest offshore yacht race
  • The biennial race is 605 nautical miles - Cowes, Fastnet Rock, Plymouth
  • A fleet of over 400 yachts regularly will take part
  • The international fleet is made up of over 26 countries
  • Multihull course record: 1 day, 8 hours, 48 minutes (2011, Banque Populaire V)
  • Monohull course record: 1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes (2011, Volvo 70, Abu Dhabi)
  • Largest IRC Rated boat is the 100ft (30.48m) Scallywag 100 (HKG)
  • Some of the Smallest boats in the fleet are 30 footers
  • Rolex SA has been a longstanding sponsor of the race since 2001
  • The first race was in 1925 with 7 boats. The Royal Ocean Racing Club was set up as a result

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