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SAILING: Rolex Fastnet Race

12. Juli 2013, 11:33

APPROACHING FAST: THE 2013 ROLEX FASTNET RACE

The start of the 45th Rolex Fastnet Race is less than a month away. The provisional entry list stands at 380 yachts, of which a remarkable 340 are eligible for the top prize the Fastnet Challenge Trophy and Rolex Chronometer for winning overall. This years race looks well set to far outstrip the previous highest entry of 315, and, in this regard alone, the 2013 Rolex Fastnet will add considerable lustre to its already polished status in sport. A glance through the entries suggests that an outstanding race is in prospect. The diverse, international fleet challenging the 608-nm course is brimming with talent throughout the size ranges.  »

23. Mai 2013, 10:51

Once in a Lifetime

By Louay Habib

Since 1925, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's iconic 608-mile race around the Fastnet Rock has captured the hearts and souls of millions of people. This August, The Rolex Fastnet Race will have the largest number of participants in its 89-year history. Over 350 yachts, and as many as 380 yachts, from five continents and over 22 different countries will be taking part.Celebrating her centenary, the winner of the first Fastnet Race in 1925, Pilot Cutter, Jolie Brise now sailed by pupils from Dauntsey's School in Wiltshire. Jolie Brise Credit: Rick Tomlinson  »