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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]


Images from Rolex Fastnet Start - Daniel Forster By Daniel Forster, 2:36 PM Mon 15 Aug 2011
Top international sailing photographer, Daniel Forster, was on the water off Cowes, Isle of Wight for the start of the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race, which attracted a record fleet of 328 boats. ...[more]


Gryphon Solo 2 takes on the Rolex Fastnet Race By Joe Harris, 9:03 AM Mon 15 Aug 2011
The Rolex Fastnet Race is now underway. GryphoSolo2’s skipper Joe Harris reports from Cowes on the team and the race course that lies before them. Your roving yachting reporter is coming to you live from Cowes England as we prepare for the start of the famed Fastnet race. The Fastnet is Britain's oldest and most prestigious sailing race and is one of offshore sailing's 'big four' ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet race gets off to a classic start - but one dismasting By Sail-World, 6:41 AM Mon 15 Aug 2011
The record-sized Rolex Fastnet Race fleet set sail from Cowes in classic conditions – a beat westward up the Solent in a building west-southwesterly and sunshine, but with an ominous looking cloud line over the mainland. In the end there were 314 starters, the largest fleet ever to start the Rolex Fastnet Race following the previous record of 303 in 1979. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing out in front By Volvo Ocean Race, 5:22 AM Mon 15 Aug 2011
The Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 is now underway with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, the first Arab entry, opening up a slim lead over the team’s rival entries for the Volvo Ocean Race after making a slick start to their keenly awaited three-way battle on Sunday. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Fight is on for Volvo 70 trio By Welcome On Board - Communication agency, 4:54 AM Mon 15 Aug 2011
With the Rolex Fastnet Race now underway, the trio of Volvo Open 70s who are also participating in the Volvo Ocean Race which is less the eighty days away, now have their very first opportunity to sail against one another on the 608 mile course between Cowes and Plymouth, via Fasnet Rock. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 off to a flying start By KPMS, 4:09 AM Mon 15 Aug 2011
The Rolex Fastnet Race is now officially underway after a record-sized fleet set sail from Cowes amid classic conditions. In the end, there were 314 starters, the largest fleet ever to start following the previous record of 303 in 1979. The first start at 1100 BST saw the giant multihulls heading off. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, 10:45 PM Sun 14 Aug 2011
Rolex Fastnet Race start images by Carlo Borlenghi ...[more]


Three Volvo Ocean race entries to compete in the Rolex Fastnet Race By Volvo Ocean Race media, 8:08 PM Sun 14 Aug 2011
With three Volvo Ocean race entries competing in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race, the Volvo Ocean Race has posted a series of videos relating to the three entries - Groupama, Team Sanya and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. This is the first time that VOR70's have lined up against each other. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - A journey awaits By Trish Jenkins, 4:23 AM Sat 13 Aug 2011
The Rolex Fastnet Race 2011's first starting gun will sound at 11:00 BST on August 14th from Cowes, Isle of Wight. over three hundred vessels will be competing in this edition of the race. 'The name of this great game is ocean racing, and it is also known as the king of sports.' So proclaimed Joseph Weston Martyr ...[more]


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