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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Making an indelible mark By KPMS, , 2:57 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart, while not the record-setting pace, Wild Oats XI still made her indelible mark in the record books, taking the line honours win. Close reaching up the Derwent River, the 100-footer crossed the finish line off Battery Point in Hobart, at 7:07pm local time (AEDT). ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Frustrating the front runners By Jim Gale, , 9:21 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, soft overnight conditions in Bass Strait have frustrated the front runners all night, especially the heavier Perpetual Loyal, which has watched the lighter, leaner Wild Oats XI gradually inch away from her. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 - An event to remember By KPMS, , 3:20 AM Thu 22 Aug 2013
Every edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race deserves its own chapter in the event’s proud annals so rich are the stories that emanate every time the offshore classic is held. Yet, in its 88 years of existence, few Rolex Fastnet Races have captured the values intrinsic in making the competition an international icon in quite the same way as 2013. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 - The wrap-up feature By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 10:32 PM Wed 21 Aug 2013
New benchmarks continue to be set in the Rolex Fastnet Race. The Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event this year saw the entry list sell out in less than 24 hours. Its position as the world's largest offshore yacht race was further confirmed when a record-sized fleet of 336 yachts set sail from Cowes on 11th August. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 - A fitting finale with a prizegiving By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 9:29 PM Sat 17 Aug 2013
Competitors enjoyed a fitting finale to the Rolex Fastnet Race with the prizegiving for the world's largest offshore yacht race being held on Mountbatten Green. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Memorable and historic 45th edition concludes By KPMS, 6:17 AM Sat 17 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, there was no shortage of drama throughout a memorable and historic 45th edition. The race concluded today with the final prizegiving fittingly held in glorious sunshine on Mount Batten, overlooking Plymouth. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Ladies in the spotlight By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 3:09 AM Sat 17 Aug 2013
The Rolex Fastnet Race has had more than its fair share of high profile female sailors this year. Of course Dona Bertarelli was the first to cross the finish line into Plymouth as the new co-skipper of the world's largest racing trimaran and fastest offshore race boat, the 40m long, Spindrift II. This boat won Rolex Fastnet Race line honours for a second consecutive time. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Majority now in Plymouth By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 10:46 PM Fri 16 Aug 2013
Of the record breaking-sized fleet of 337 boats that set sail from the Solent last Sunday at the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the majority has now finished in Plymouth. Just 14 boats are still racing with the classic Fife gaff yawl, Duet, bringing up the rear, having only broken the '200 miles-to-go' barrier earlier this morning ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Historic doublehanded, overall winner revealed By KPMS, 5:02 AM Fri 16 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, history has been made. Pascal and Alexis Loison’s JPK 1010 Night And Day from France has claimed victory overall and is the first doublehanded crew ever to do so. A remarkable, near unthinkable achievement, which sets a new milestone for the mythical 88-year old race. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - The international challenge By KPMS, 4:31 AM Fri 16 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, more than twenty different nations from four continents are represented. Around 40% of fleet and half the sailors are non-British. The biennial event, one of the world’s great ocean races and sponsored by Rolex since 2001, is globally revered and recognised. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Figaro line honours for Curwen and Dalin By Artemis Offshore Academy, 3:33 AM Fri 16 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, following a tight tactical battle at the front of the 9-boat Figaro fleet, spanning 608-miles from Cowes to Plymouth via Fastnet Rock, Artemis Offshore Academy skipper Nikki Curwen and Charlie Dalin took line honours this morning to win the Figaro Class – marking the first time in the history of the Rolex Fastnet Race that the class has been given its own division. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race Village bursts into life By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 2:21 AM Fri 16 Aug 2013
The Rolex Fastnet Race Village has burst into life with a flurry of finishing boats making it into Plymouth during the night. Over 200 yachts have finished the 45th edition of the race and with entries from 20 different countries and crew from many more, there is a cosmopolitan blend of sailors enjoying the atmosphere in the purpose-built village situated within Plymouth Yacht Haven. ...[more]


Rolex fastnet Race - McConaghy Boats Line honours and IRC Success By McConaghy Boats Media, 11:38 PM Thu 15 Aug 2013
McConaghy Boats built, Reichel Pugh designed 100 ft super maxi Esmit Europa II (previously Alfa Romeo) arrived in Plymouth yesterday morning securing Line honours victory in this years Rolex Fastnet Race. ICAP Leopard III the Farr designed McConaghy built 100ft super maxi finished in third place. ...[more]


2013 Rolex Fastnet Race - Father and son win By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 11:01 PM Thu 15 Aug 2013
For the first time in its 88 year history, the Rolex Fastnet Race has been won by a doublehanded crew.The father and son team of Pascal and Alexis Loison from Cherbourg, France on the JPK 10.10, Night and Day, arrived at 07:19:57 BST this morning making their elapsed time 3 days 18 hours 29 minutes and 57 seconds for the 611 mile race. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Close finish for IMOCA 60 leaders By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 6:13 AM Thu 15 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, hiding amid the big monohull finishers that arrived into Plymouth this morning, the closest was between the top IMOCA 60s. François Gabart and Michel Desjoyeaux on the former's MACIF and her sistership Maître CoQ, sailed by Jérémie Beyou and Christopher Pratt, crossed the line off Plymouth breakwater, separated by just 57 seconds after 611 miles of racing. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - A glittering collection of victories By KPMS, , 4:06 AM Thu 15 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, Igor Simcic’s Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) has added line honours success to its glittering collection of victories. Arriving in Plymouth at 02:17.49 BST on Wednesday morning, the 100-ft Maxi was the first monohull yacht to finish, completing the 611-nm course in 60 hours, 27 minutes and 49 seconds. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race village opens By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 3:36 AM Thu 15 Aug 2013
Plymouth Yacht Haven and the Rolex Fastnet Race Village is all set to host the public and welcome a fleet of boats and crews - come and join the celebrations! As the wind picks up offshore for the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race fleet, the Race Village in the Plymouth Yacht Haven at Mount Batten is bracing itself for the arrival of thousands of sailors from all over the world. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Emotional moment for the all-Irish crew By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 2:18 AM Thu 15 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39, Antix, rounded the Fastnet Rock on 13 August at 19:10:54, an emotional moment for the all-Irish crew. From the bow to the stern of the boat, Antix personifies the long history and passion of the Fastnet Race. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Gabart, Macif claim IMOCA 60 line honours By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 6:51 PM Wed 14 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, François Gabart, Skipper of MACIF (FRA), crossed the finish line at the Plymouth Breakwater at 07:32:19 on Wednesday, 14th August after an elapsed time of 2 - 19:22:19. ...[more]


Rolex Fastnet Race - Class Zero line honours to Bella Mente By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 6:43 PM Wed 14 Aug 2013
In the Rolex Fastnet Race, Hap Fauth, Skipper of Bella Mente (USA), crossed the finish line at the Plymouth Breakwater at 07:33:53 on Wednesday, 14th August after an elapsed time of 2 days, 17:43:53. ...[more]


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