2013 Race Videos
Videos in the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race:
The 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race gathered a fleet of 335 boats in 12 classes -- the largest, most diverse and competitive line-up in the event's 88-year history. Watch the 2013 highlights of this great ocean classic, known as one of the oldest and most prestigious events on the sailing calendar. Discov...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 - the start of the 69 strong third largest class, IRC 3 including the two handed entries and the majority of the J boats name that dominate the fleet.
The second largest of the 335 strong fleet, IRC 2 include 15 First 40.7s.
Mike Slades Icap Leopard, tussling for line honours with the two mini maxis Bella Mente from the USA and Niklas Zennstrom's RAN, the two times Fastnet Trophy winner. Or will it be Ian Walker's Volvo 70 Abu Dhabi, the course record holder from 2011?
Next but last class away, the graceful IRC 1 fleet has one of the oldest competitors, Piet de Vroon, his 25th Fastnet as skipper, aged 83.
The largest class in the 246 strong fleet, 83 boats make up the IRC Class 4 start.
Third away in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race 2013 on Sunday 11th August.
The second start of the Rolex Fastnet 2013 - the Imoca 60s, including Macif sailed by 30 year old Francois Gabart the recent winner of the Vendee Globe single handed round the world race.
The first start of the Rolex Fastnet 2013 - the big multihulls, led by the huge 40 metre Spindrift 2..
Ian Walker, skipper of the Volvo 70 Abu Dhabi, on entering the Rolex Fastnet race 2013 to defend their record from 2011.
Oman Air Musandam MOD 70 is the first Omani yacht to take part in the Rolex Fastnet Race. Round the world sailors, Damian Foxall and Dee Caffari talk about the iconic race around the Fastnet Rock.
The start of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race with helicopter footage and commentary.
La Reponse, the First 40 of the RORC's admiral, competing in IRC class 2.
Third across the line in Plymouth, the Sidney Gavignet skippered 70ft MOD 70 trimaran finished only just over an hour behind Spindrift 2, a boat twice her size. Onboard another three round the world sailors Neil McDonald, Damian Foxall and Dee Caffari with three Omanis including Raiya al Habsi the f...
The MOD 70 Oman Air Musandam finished in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The 7 times round the world sailor was happy to be in within an hour of the line honours Spindrift 2, a multihull twice their size.
The MOD 70 Oman Air Musandam arrived a short time after line honours winner Spindrift 2, twice the length of the French skippered Omani entry. Steve Ancsell spoke with Solo sailor Dee Caffari just after their arrival in Plymouth, first in class and third to cross the line
Mike Slade's Icap leopard and the Volvo 70 women's Team SCA on their first day at sea in the Rolex Fastnet Race.
The first race for the new women's team for the next Volvo Ocean race, Team SCA, led the other Volvo 70 Abu Dhabi Racing for most of the race. The cream of women's sailing is represented here.
The Frenchman's own build Mach 45 with it's deep twin daggerboards and canting keel, the smallest in this big boat dominated class.
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