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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…
Fastnet Race Solent Start 'Driftathon'
#rorcrfr – Giant crowds packed the Cowes and Western Solent shoreline this afternoon as a record-sized fleet of 356 set off on the 90th anniversary Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. With a complete lack of…
And They're Off! Fastnet Fleet Tackles Zephyr Breeze at Start of 46th Race
Oman Sail's MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail crept over the start line of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race as light winds slammed the brakes on the biggest and fastest racing fleet ever to take part in the event. Today saw the start…
Fastnet Race Will Be Combination of Diets & Anchors
#rorcrfr – A forecast of profoundly light winds is forcing crews to take drastic action before setting off tomorrow on the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Rolex Fastnet Race. With high pressure mid-Atlantic and over Norway, little gradient wind is forecast…

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