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Rolex Fastnet Race - Slow going to Plymouth By KPMS, , 7:02 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, Esimit Europa 2, the 100-ft Maxi skippered by Jochen Schümann, is set to claim monohull line honours. At 17:00 BST she was 85-nm from the finish line in Plymouth, with the crew reporting an ETA of 01:00 BST Wednesday morning. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Ladies on board Team SCA claim the lead By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 5:14 AM Wed 14 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, now downwind, homeward bound back from the Fastnet Rock, the overall IRC leadership has shifted in favour of the bigger boats. With this, there is some excitement sparking up around the Rolex Fastnet Race Village at Plymouth Yacht Haven with the women's Volvo Ocean Race team, Team SCA, moving into first position. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race: Spindrift 2 wins By Spindrift racing, 3:02 PM Tue 13 Aug 2013
At the 45th edition of Rolex Fastnet Race, Spindrift racing wins after having the crossed the finish line at 02.53 local time. It was a fiercly fought battle at close quarters right down to the wire against Spindrift 2`s main rival, the maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire VII. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - First rock rounding + video By info@regattanews.com, 2:26 PM Tue 13 Aug 2013
At 14:03 BST Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard’s 131-ft Maxi Trimaran Spindrift II was the first boat to round the Fastnet Rock, the symbolic halfway point of the 611-nautical mile Rolex Fastnet Race. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Close knit Rock rounding led by Spindrift 2 By Peta Stuart-Hunt, 4:52 AM Tue 13 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, an intriguing dust-up is taking place between the world's fastest racing yachts. Following an excellent start, the 40m trimaran, Spindrift 2, led the Multihull division along the south coast of England last night, but earlier this morning off Land's End it was the Sidney Gavignet-skippered MOD70, Oman Air-Musandam, that had moved into the first place. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - French boats hold the upper hand By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 8:45 PM Mon 12 Aug 2013
Despite having been upwind since the start, the Rolex Fastnet Race fleet has been making excellent progress down the south coast of the UK since yesterday's start. There have been no retirements overnight, and to date, just four boats from 335 starters have officially dropped out. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - 335 boats set sail for Plymouth By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 4:17 AM Mon 12 Aug 2013
Off Cowes, the rain stopped and the sun came out for today's commencement of the world's largest offshore race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. In the end, 335 boats set sail for Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock off south-west Ireland, with 292 racing for overall honours under IRC rating and a further 43 non-IRC boats. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Spindrift 2 starts 45th edition By Spindrift Racing, 3:12 AM Mon 12 Aug 2013
At 1300hrs (French time) today (Sunday, August 11) the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 began the jewel the crown of English sailing, and its own log book, by taking part in the 45th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race fleet ready to set off By Peta Stuart-Hunt, 6:45 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013
France is probably the world's top nation when it comes to offshore racing with events such as the Vendée Globe, and classes like the IMOCA 60, Class40 and Figaro. In addition to their domination of many of the IRC classes, French boats also represent the majority in the non-IRC classes competing in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race, which sets sail from Cowes tomorrow from 12 noon BST. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Edmond de Rothschild to make double-handed attack By Kate Jennings, 6:29 AM Sun 11 Aug 2013
Sunday 11 August, will see the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, a legendary sprint that first set sail in 1925 between Cowes and Plymouth via the no less famous Irish lighthouse at Fastnet Rock. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Record fleet for international classic By info@regattanews.com, 9:15 PM Sat 10 Aug 2013
At the 45th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, a diverse and quality fleet of international yachts are braced for the event. 347 race starters, hailing from 20 countries, are expected. This represents a race record and confirms the event’s enduring appeal. ...[more]


2013 Rolex Fastnet Race - Continues to progress at the RORC By RORC Press Office, 8:49 PM Sat 10 Aug 2013
This Sunday, 11th August, the world's largest offshore yacht race sets sail with a fleet of 347 boats from 20 nations competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Rolex Fastnet Race. This size of fleet represents a new record entry for the 611-mile biennial race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet rock off south-west Ireland. ...[more]


2013 Rolex Fastnet Race - Figaro Class gets its own ‘billing’ By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 6:10 PM Sat 10 Aug 2013
For the first time in the history of the 88 year old Rolex Fastnet Race, nine double-handed Figaro Beneteau II’s will set off on the legendary 608 mile race from the Royal Yacht Squadron start line in Cowes to Plymouth via Fastnet Rock. ...[more]


Tous au Fastnet! By Fanny Evenat, , 5:02 AM Fri 9 Aug 2013
En ce milieu d'été d'année impaire, tous les chemins mènent à Cowes, sur l'île de Wight. Dimanche 11 août sera donné le départ de la prestigieuse Rolex Fastnet Race, qui attend, pour son édition 2013, un plateau de premier choix. Un rendez-vous à ne pas rater pour le Maxi80 Prince de Bretagne, d'autant plus qu'il représente pour Lionel Lemonchois et son équipage une épreuve ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - 300 boats fight for the Fastnet Challenge Cup By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 2:12 AM Thu 8 Aug 2013
Whilst 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 handicap prize, the Fastnet Challenge Cup, for the winner under IRC rating. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Spectator zone now in place By Trish Jenkins, , 2:27 AM Wed 7 Aug 2013
From 1100 on Sunday 11 August, a Spectator Zone will be in place for the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race in Cowes. 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. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Clash of the Titans By RORC Press Office, , 12:14 PM Fri 2 Aug 2013
While the Rolex Fastnet Race's top prize is the Fastnet Challenge Trophy and Rolex chronometer for the first of the 302 boats competing under IRC Rating, another significant battle will be between the most high profile monohulls and multihulls, gunning for line honours into Plymouth. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Record breaking fleet all set By Trish Jenkins, , 4:13 AM Thu 25 Jul 2013
For the Rolex Fastnet Race, the biggest and best offshore racing boats from around the world will be descending on the Solent for the start, beginning from Cowes on Sunday, 11th August. At present, the tally for the Royal Ocean Racing Club's flagship event, the world's largest offshore yacht race, stands at a record breaking 351. ...[more]


2013 Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, 6:26 PM Sat 13 Jul 2013
Photos of the Rolex Ilhabela sailing week 2013 ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race to set new records By Trish Jenkins, , 4:12 AM Fri 5 Jul 2013
The Rolex Fastnet Race is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC). Plymouth is gearing up to welcome thousands of sailors from all corners of the globe in the celebrated Rolex Fastnet Race. Now in its 45th year, the biennial race, which started in 1925, features on every seasoned sailor's 'must do' list as well as newcomers seeking a tough personal challenge. ...[more]


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