Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Fastnet Yacht Race. News from the RORC Offshore Race Event
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…
Record Fastnet Race Fleet Ready For The Start
#rorcrfr – A new record should be set tomorrow at the Rolex Fastnet Race. This classic 603-nm offshore race, running from Cowes to Plymouth in the United Kingdom, is set to welcome its largest ever fleet, comprising almost 370 international…
Griff Rhys Jones Hoping for Stronger Wind for Fastnet Race Challenge
#rorcrfr – This morning at the RORC's new Cowes clubhouse, a select cross-section of competitors in this Sunday's Rolex Fastnet Race shared their observations about the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial 600 mile flagship event. By way of introduction, RORC…
Coveney Onboard With O'Coineen For Fastnet 'Kilcullen Voyager' Challenge
#fastnet – Irish Team – on the "Kilcullen Yoyager" compete for the first time in the Rolex Fastnet Race, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Sunday 16th August On Sunday 16th August Ireland will be represented for the first time in the…
Cowes Buzzing in Anticipation of Sunday's 46th Fastnet Race
#fastnet – A record-sized fleet, at present standing at 372 boats (up from 335 in 2013), is entered in this 90th anniversary Fastnet Race. On Sunday this will be split between seven starts, setting off west down the Solent from…
Fastnet Race Prepares for Anniversary Record Next Week
#fastnetrock – A little over a week remains before the eagerly anticipated start of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. A veritable international armada will contest the 46th edition of the race, commencing from Cowes on Sunday 16 August. Around 390…
Who Will Win The 2015 Fastnet Race?
#fastnetrace – With a record-sized fleet of 335 in the running, the question 'who will win the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race on handicap is a tough one writes James Boyd.  As ever, the corrected time prize is raced under IRC,…
Champions, Veterans, Contenders: Ireland's Fastnet 2015 Entries In Focus
#FastnetRace - It's the world's biggest offshore race, heading into its 46th edition when the fleet sets of from Cowes on 16 August. And while others might sail over longer distances, the 603 nautical miles of the legendary Fastnet Race…
IMOCA 60s Test New Foils in Rolex Fastnet Race
#fastnet – One reason the Rolex Fastnet Race is the world's biggest offshore yacht race - at present 390 boats are entered - was the decision of the Royal Ocean Racing Club to include non-IRC offshore classes: Volvo Ocean 65,…
Irish Fastnet Sailors Prepare for World's Largest, Most Diverse Offshore Yacht Race
#fastnet race – Two months out from the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club has made public the latest entry list for its biennial 600 mile race from Cowes to Plymouth, via the Fastnet Rock,…
Latest Maxis Racing For Fastnet Race Bragging Rights
#rorcfastnet – While it may not be the event's ultimate prize, the monohull battle for line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race is always hotly contested, coming with considerable bragging rights. This year's race from Cowes to Plymouth via the…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

nyc sidebutton flag

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
isora sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

chmarine sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating