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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…
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…

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