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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…
Damian Foxall Signs Up For Fastnet Race, The World's Biggest Offshore Race
#fastnet – The world's largest, most diverse fleet of offshore racing yachts will set sail from the Solent on 16th August in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. 2015 marks the 90th anniversary of the Royal Ocean…
Fastnet Race 90th Anniversary – Big Take up for Yacht Race Round Irish Rock
  #fastnetrace – RORC Racing Manager Nick Elliott predicted 'a scramble for places' last October when it was announced that priority would be given to RORC members wishing to secure a place in the historic race celebrating its 90th year.…
RORC Lifts 100–Foot Limit for Fastnet & Middle Sea Races
Fastnet – The 100 foot (30.47m) LOA monohull limit set by a number of the classic 600 mile races such as the Fastnet, Sydney Hobart and Middle Sea races has been lifted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the…
Fastnet Race 2015 Starts from Cowes, 16th August 2015
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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…

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