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America's Cup sailors recount Rambler capsize in Rolex Fastnet Race By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 10:12 AM Wed 17 Aug 2011
Five times round the world racer, and America's Cup sailor Erle Williams (NZL), has described the moment when the supemaxi Rambler 100, capsized soon after rounding Fastnet Rock, yesterday. A professional yachtsman, Williams is one of New Zealand's top sailors, with a long sailing career encompassing five Round the World races, and several America's Cup campaigns. Other top America's Cup sailor ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Aiming for a second victory By KPMS, 5:03 AM Wed 17 Aug 2011
the Rolex Fastnet Race, the morning time witnessed the arrival of the 100 foot supermaxi ICAP Leopard (GBR) take place; after which the first of the Mini Maxis made their arrival in Plymouth during the afternoon in the form of 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race winner, Rán (GBR). ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race: Rambler capsize videos, interviews and images By Sail-World, 4:57 AM Wed 17 Aug 2011
Yesterday the supermaxi, Rambler 100, the fastest supermaxi in the world, and widely expected to take the monohull record for the Fastnet race, capsized. Her keel fell off soon after rounding Fastnet Rock. Although five of her crew became separated from the yacht, all 21 were rescued. Here are the latest videos of the Rambler capsize and comment ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet - Maxi Banque Populaire V sets two new records By Voile Banque Populaire, 1:31 AM Wed 17 Aug 2011
Maxi Banque Populaire V carries on expanding her collection of brilliant exploits, which can sometimes be source of great pride. By covering the 608 miles distance between the Solent and the famous Irish lighthouse in 32 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds, Loïck Peyron and his men are dropping a record set in 1999 by ... Loïck Peyron himself. ...[more]


Volvo 70 takes Rolex Fastnet Race monohull record By KPMS, 10:24 PM Tue 16 Aug 2011
While the multihull record fell last night to Maxi Banque Populaire (FRA), so earlier this morning the monohull record for the Rolex Fastnet Race was also demolished. Surprisingly the new record went to the Volvo Open 70 Abu Dhabi (UAE), skippered by double Olympic silver medallist, Ian Walker. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Roaring Forty 2 leads Class40 fleet By Oliver Dewar, 10:09 PM Tue 16 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race - Over Monday night, the 17 remaining Class40’s in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race fleet crossed the Celtic Sea with reports of 25 knot windspeeds and gusts up to 30 knots with a challenging sea state. By the halfway point of the 150 mile leg from Land’s End to Fastnet Rock at 22:30 BST, the two BT Boats Kiwi 40FC’s were still holding the lead ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Rambler 100 update By Trish Jenkins, 9:30 PM Tue 16 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race - At midnight, Monday 15 August, Eddie Warden Owen, Chief Executive of the Royal Ocean Racing Club received a call from Mick Harvey, Project Manager of George David's Rambler 100 (USA). Harvey spoke about the harrowing incident when the 100' Maxi Rambler 100 capsized in the Celtic Sea during the Rolex Fastnet Race ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Still some work ahead for Groupama Sailing Team By Welcome on Board, , 9:03 PM Tue 16 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race - On crossing the finish in second position at 0800 GMT this Tuesday morning, just four minutes astern of the winner, Abu Dhabi, Franck Cammas and his crew rounded off two days of racing, which was as extreme as it was satisfying, with less than three months till the start of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet race: Azzam takes Volvo Open 70 honours By Richard Gladwell, Auckland , 7:35 PM Tue 16 Aug 2011
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam won the three-way battle of Volvo Open 70s in the Rolex Fastnet Race on Day 3 on Tuesday, finishing four minutes ahead of Groupama 4. Team Sanya were still on the course at 0730 GMT. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker, finished first in a time of one day 18 hours 39 minutes and 0 seconds. That was well inside the monohull record for the race. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Gitana 11 stands up to the challenge By Kate Jennings translation, , 6:31 PM Tue 16 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race - After setting off from Cowes at noon on Sunday, Gitana 11 crossed the finish line in Plymouth Sound, on Monday 15 August at 21h44’36’’, less than an hour after the brand new event record holder and around twenty minutes prior to the two competing MOD 70s. ...[more]


Rambler 100 capsized in Fastnet - keel lost + Video By www.sail-world.com, 7:43 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011
The yacht Rambler 100 has capsized between the Fastnet Rock and the Pantaenius Buoy. The Irish Coastguard services are coordinating the rescue. The Baltimore RNLI lifeboat is on the scene. Two Sikorsky helicopters have been scrambled and an Irish Naval vessel is en route to the scene of the accident ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Volvo 70 trio rounding the rock By Sophie Luther, 5:03 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011
The Rolex Fastnet Race is currently underway with Groupama Sailing Team having rounded the Fastnet Rock a fraction ahead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing after the two new boats overhauled crafty underdogs and Volvo Ocean Race rivals Team Sanya on day two. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Eventful day for Fields duo By Nicky Moore, 4:40 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 - The father and son duo of Ross and Campbell Field are currently competing in their first competitive race on their Class 40, BSL,in the Rolex Fastnet Race. We share with you the latest from the duo’s blog. Sunday was a pretty eventful day for the team on BSL, and to be honest a bit strange for Ross and I to have a few extra bodies on board to consider! ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - The big boys round the rock By Royal Ocean Racing Club, 4:26 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011
The Rolex Fastnet Race is currently in progress and now, the two large trimarans in the fleet have rounded the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland at around 0930 this morning. As expected Loick Peyron's Maxi Banque Populaire (FRA) was leading, but surprisingly just eight miles ahead of the Seb Josse-skippered Gitana 11 (FRA) ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Blistering first 24 hours for the Class40's By Oliver Dewar, 2:01 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race - At 11:20 local time on Sunday, 19 fully-crewed Class40’s crossed the startline of the 600-mile race. After 24 hours of racing, the familiar Class40-close combat and drama is evident. With a total of 314 yachts starting the race, the fully-crewed Class40’s had the third start of the day, following the giant multihulls and the IMOCA Open 60’s ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race – Gryphon Solo 2 retires By Joe Harris, 12:58 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race update from Gryphon Solo 2’s skipper Joe Harris: I am sorry to report that we have elected to retire from the 2011 Rolex Fastnet due to sail damage that has rendered us uncompetitive. We ripped our Solent jib - our main workhorse headsail, as we exited the Solent near The Needles after the start. ...[more]


More images from Rolex Fastnet Race: Volvo Ocean Racers - Day 2 By Volvo Ocean Race Media, At Sea, Celtic Sea , 12:30 AM Tue 16 Aug 2011
More images sent from onboard the three Volvo Ocean Race entrants by the media crew members onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Groupama Sailing Team and Team Sanya in the Rolex Fastnet Race. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, 11:02 PM Mon 15 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race images from photographer Carlo Borlenghi. ...[more]


Images from Rolex Fastnet Race: Volvo Ocean Racers - Day 2 By Volvo Ocean Race Media, At Sea, Celtic Sea , 10:16 PM Mon 15 Aug 2011
Images sent from onboard the three Volvo Ocean Race entrants by the media crew members onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Groupama Sailing Team and Team Sanya in the Rolex Fastnet Race. ...[more]


Fastnet Race: Team Sanya level-pegging with Groupama and Abu Dhabi By Sail-World, 7:56 PM Mon 15 Aug 2011
It's Day 2 of the Rolex Fastnet Race and underdogs Team Sanya are neck and neck with favourites Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Groupama Sailing Team after going it alone tactically overnight. The former Telefonica Blue, skippered by 2005/2006 Volvo Ocean race winning skipper, Mike Sanderson, held a small lead over the two newest generation Volvo Ocean race yachts, as the second day dawned. ...[more]


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