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Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 – Highlights
The Rolex Fastnet Race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2015, with the 46th edition of this biennial 603-nautical mile offshore classic proving both intriguing and dramatic. A record fleet of 356 yachts from 25 countries competed, a clear demonstration of...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 – A worthy winner - 21 August
A memorable edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race concluded on 21 August. Géry Trentesaux’s JPK 10.80 Courrier du Léon from France has been confirmed as overall winner of the race on IRC handicap prevailing from a record-breaking fleet of 356 international yachts. As winner of the race Trentesaux an...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 – The fleet heads home - 20 August
Day 5 of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The last 24 hours have seen an increasing number of yachts complete the famous 603-nautical mile course. Improved wind conditions have enabled all yachts to round the Fastnet rock and make real progress to the finish at Plymouth. The overall winner has yet to be...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - Line honours decided - 19 August
Day 4 of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The leading yachts have begun arriving in Plymouth having completed the famous 603-nautical mile course from Cowes, Isle of Wight via Ireland’s mythical Fastnet rock. Jim Clark’s 100-ft Maxi Comanche from the United States claims monohull line honours finish...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - First monohulls reach Fastnet rock - 18 August
Day 3 of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The leading multihulls and monohulls are enjoying close, tactical competition as they make their return journey across the Celtic Sea and towards the finish line in Plymouth. The 46th edition of the race has so far been characterised by light conditions creating...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 – Approaching the Fastnet rock – 17 August
Day 2 of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The leading yachts have passed the halfway point of the 603-nm offshore race with the front-running multihulls rounding the race’s emblematic turning point – the Fastnet rock. The fastest monohulls are in close pursuit, while the majority of the fleet is eng...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC CK, Zero & VO65 Start
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC CK, Zero & VO65 Start Featuring top rated and canting keel boats, this start has a lot of star attractions including the biggest monohulls in the race: Mike Slade’s Farr 100, Leopard and Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s Comanche. Alongside are RORC Caribbean 600 ...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC 1 Start
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC 1 Start There are 52 entrants in this class including RORC Committee member, Steven Anderson’s Cracklin Rosie, which will be hoping to firm up their current class lead in the 2015 RORC Season’s Points Championship. No stranger to the Fastnet Rock, Irishman Anthony ...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC 2 Start
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC 2 Start The 72 yachts in IRC 2 include RORC Commodore Michael Boyd sailing Quokka 8 and RORC Admiral McIrvine on La Réponse. Other yachts to keep an eye on include the Army Sailing Association’s British Soldier which was overall runner up in the RORC Season’s Poin...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC 3 Start
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC 3 Start The largest class in the race, the boat everyone will be watching will be the Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 overall winner, father and son team, Pascal and Alexis Loison onboard their JPK 10.10, Night and Day.
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC 4 Start
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IRC 4 Start The class with the lowest rated boats in the fleet includes some of the oldest such as Dorade, the Sparkman and Stephens 1929 classic that last won the Fastnet Race in 1932. Two-time class winner, Noel Racine’s Foggy Dew, will be one to watch, alongside two-h...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IMOCA60, Class 40 & Figaro II Start
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - IMOCA60, Class 40 & Figaro II Start The IMOCA 60 class includes some of the latest boats which will go on to compete in the single-handed round the world yacht race, the Vendée Globe and features many renowned yachtsmen and women such as Michel Desjoyeaux, two-time winner...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - Multihull Start
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - Multihull Start The Multihull class includes some of the fastest yachts in the race, some capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots! At 40m Spindrift 2 is the largest entrant and likely to be first to finish, racing alongside three record-breaking MOD 70s: Concise 10, Musan...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - The Start
The 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race is underway. After negotiating seven separate start sequences called from the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, the largest fleet in the race’s proud 90-year history have commenced the famous 603-nautical mile offshore race to Plymouth via Ireland’s Fastnet rock. Progres...
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - Skipper's Briefing (Audio only)
A replay of the skipper's briefing for competitors, including the weather briefing by Penny Tranter, Met Office
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - Preview of the 90th anniversary edition
Rolex presents the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. With 90 years of history, the race has become a legend in international sport. Will it be a true test of human endeavour once again this year?

Short video snippets and videos collected from competitors and other source

David Graham of Oman Sail on board Musandam Oman Sail in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015.
Oman's Sail's CEO David Graham sailed onboard the MOD70 Musandam Oman Sail for his first Rolex Fastnet race. They finished second MOD 70 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Peter Aschenbrenner, owner of the 63ft trimaran Paradox at the finish in Plymouth.
Paradox benefitted from the weather front that gave much relieved windless Rolex Fastnet Race fleet some breeze at last, albeit with the accompanying rain. They sped past the Lizard at 34 knots and arrived Wednesday morning in Plymouth with a good chance of winning the multihull prize on handicap...
Mike Hennessy and Andy Beadsworth onboard the class 40 Dragon in the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race
The hotly contested one design Class 40 in the Rolex Fastnet Race was the fist time the round the world and World championship sailor Andy Beadsworth had sailed short handed, with American owner Mike Hennessy.
TV star Griff Rhys Jones skippering his classic yacht Argyll in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015
Griff finished the gruelling and frustratingly calm race in the rain on Friday morning at the Plymouth Sound finish line, but enjoyed the whole experience, his first Rolex Fastnet Race.
Stuart Childerley and Kelvin Rawlings onJester win the two handed division of the Rolex Fastnet Race
Olympic dinghy sailor Stuart Childerley and long time big boat sailor Kelvin Rawlings have not only won the two-handed class in the Fastnet, but also came 4th in the overall results. The duo, new to shorthanded sailing, but many Fastnets between them are the first Brits in the Rolex Fastnet Race, t...
Philippe Falle skipper of Galahad Logic in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015
Another competitor in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015, onboard Galahad Logic a First 40.
Géry Trentesaux Courrier Du Leon in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015
The new French JPK 10:80 of Géry Trentesaux was leading the overall standings on Thursday with a handsome lead over her nearest rivals by more than two hours on corrected time, and looks set to take the Fastnet Trophy.
Concise 10 at the Fastnet Rock
Update from our skipper Ned Collier Wakefield as Concise 10 rounds the Fastnet Rock
Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - Day 3
Rolex Fastnet : le 3e jour de course en images ! Prendre son mal en patience... La devise de Paul Meilhat et de Michel Desjoyeaux en attendant le retour du vent, prévu cette nuit. Crédits : Brian Carlin / SMA
Mike Slade on 100ft maxi Leopard in the Rolex Fastnet race 2015
Mike Slade's 100ft maxi Leopard finished the 46th Rolex Fastnet Race early Wednesday morning, after a slow but intense race. A calm and fluky set of conditions, but enjoyed by the owner Mike Slade, race record holder in 2007 and two-time line honours winner.
Ian Budgen on Leopard at finish of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet race
Mike Slade's 100ft maxi Leopard finished the 46th Rolex Fastnet Race early Wednesday morning, after a slow but intense race. Light weather conditions is enjoyed by tactician Ian Budgen.

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