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Irish Sisterships Antix, Inismor in top Five in Fastnet Race
#Fastnet – After the first night at sea in the 2013 Fastnet race, two of 12 Irish yachts are showing the potency of Irish offshore sailing with top five performances in the 335–boat fleet. Clidfen Boat Club's Inismor sailed by the French…
Fastnet Yacht Race Tracker Here!
#Fastnet – Yachts in the Rolex Fastnet Race are off! They're heading for Ireland and the Fastnet rock off the Cork coast! Track all 335 boats here on the race tracker detailing all the times and handicap positions of the…
Irish Boats Well Placed at Start of Fastnet Race
#fastnet – Up to a dozen boats of Irish interest are among those bunched up this evening in Poole Bay as the Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 set sail from Cowes this afternoon. Top performer this evening is Irish champion yacht,…
Fastnet Forecast Favours Irish Boat Sizes
#fastnet – The current weather may suit up to a dozen Irish boats readying for the Fastnet race tomorrow that includes Irish IRC Zero champion Antix, in one of its first debuts offshore.  Fastnet Race meteorologist Chris Tibbs says with…
Fastnet Bound Kenefick & Sorensen Make Final 'Ilidan' Preparations
#fullrirish – David Kenefick and Olaf Sorensen are completing their final preparations in Cowes to participate in the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. The pair are sailing David's Figaro 11 "Ilidan" IRL 45, normally recognised as "The Full Irish" when David…
Fastnet Challenge Cup, 300 IRC Boats Get Ready to Race
#fastnet – While the headline grabbing big boats may romp away come Sunday's start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the world's largest offshore yacht race, a longer more intricate battle will play out between the 300 boats competing for the…
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…

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