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Damian Foxall Prepares for Fastnet Challenge
#fastnetrace – Ireland's Damian Foxall says he is expecting any kind of weather for this week's Fastnet race. The Irish man is a key crew man on the Oman Air Musandam MOD 70, the the first Omani yacht to take part…
Spectator Zone in Place for Start of Rolex Fastnet Race
#fastnet – Spectator craft wishing to watch the record-breaking 350+ boat fleet set off on the 608nm race will be able to do so from the safety of the Zoned area. The two hour start sequence which runs between 1200…
Kenefick & Sorensen Sign Up For Double–Handed Fastnet Race
#fullirish – David Kenefick sailing in his rookie year in the single handed Figaro fleet in his boat "The Full Irish" has teamed up with leading international Dragon sailor Olaf Sorensen from Kinsale to sail double handed in the forthcoming…
Female Crews Flex Their Muscles In Record Breaking Rolex Fastnet Race
#fastnet – A key feature of this year's Rolex Fastnet Race will be the number of high profile women taking part, when the world's largest offshore race sets sail from Cowes on Sunday 11th August. Yet again the Royal Ocean…
Plymouth Gets Set to Welcome Fastnet Race Competitors
#fastnet – Plymouth is gearing up to welcome thousands of sailors from all corners of the globe in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's celebrated Rolex Fastnet Race. Now in its 45th edition the biennial race, which started in 1925, features on every…
RORC Increases Fastnet Fleet Size
#fastnet – With the entry limit of 300 filled within 24 hours, over 100 boats on the waiting list and entries from multihulls, IMOCA 60s and Class 40s still coming in, demand for places in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race…
'Unique Opportunity' To Join 2013 Fastnet Race
#FastnetRace - UK-based Global Sailing is offering what it calls a "unique opportunity" to race in the 2013 edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. "Forget the concept of 'just taking part' and join a team dedicated to racing hard," says…
Yacht Race Round Famous Irish Rock Reaches Entry Limit in 24 Hours
#fastnet – Although the 300–boat entry limit for this summer's RORC Fastnet race was reached in 24 hours today it is highly likely that some places will be available in the weeks ahead because past experience shows that approximately 10…
Roll Over Rambler... How to Right a SuperMaxi
Here's video of the salvage and righting operation after the capsize of the super maxi ocean racing yacht Rambler 100 during the Fastnet race 2011. The 100-foot yacht capsized shorthly after rounding the Fastnet rock, the result it appears of…
Software Instrumental to Rescue of Rambler 100 Crew
Search and rescue mapping software developed in Rhode Island was "instrumental" in efforts to retrieve crewmembers from the stricken Rambler 100 off Fastnet last week. The SARMAP software, developed by ASA (Applied Science Associates, Inc) provides rapid predictions of the…
Tough Year for Irish Yachts in the Fastnet Race
It might have been the year that records tumbled  but 2011 wasn't a good year for the Irish contingent in the Fastnet yacht race. There were a dozen Irish boats or boats of Irish interest at least but all of…
Boat Builder Celebrates Fastnet Success
Competing against one of the largest and most diverse fleets assembled in the history of offshore yachting, the Rolex Fastnet race saw the Australian boatbuilder McConaghy's built ICAP Leopard 3, the Reichel Pugh 65 Vanquish (crewed by the young American…
Fastnet Race Winners Collect Just Deserts
The prizegiving for the Rolex Fastnet Race took place this evening at the historic Royal Citadel on Plymouth's famous Hoe. Dating back to 1660s and standing on the site of the fort built in the time of Sir Francis Drake,…
One Third of Fastnet Fleet Cross the Line Within Two Hours
A shut-down of the wind and a foul tide just short of the finish line made for a challenging few hours for the Royal Ocean Racing Club race team as an armada of Rolex Fastnet Race competitors descended on the…
Rán - First Back to Back Victory in 50 Years
Niklas Zennström's RÁN have been confirmed as overall winners of the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race and the prestigious Fastnet Challenge Cup. Rolex/Daniel Forster For the first time in more than 50 years, the Rolex Fastnet Race has a back-to-back handicap…
Key Yachting Issue Their Fastnet Top Twenty
UK and Ireland importers of J boats, Key Yachting Ltd are celebrating a good showing for both their J boats and Grand Soleil ranges in this week's Fastnet race. The UK firm has issued the following press statement capitalising on…

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