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The latest official videos

  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – 11 August – Fulfilment of a dream
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Class 40 2nd Place Imerys
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 3 Trophy Battle
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 IRC 4 & 2H Winner Night and Day
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Dee Caffari - Turn the Tide on Plastic
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 –10 August – Race against the clock
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 2 Winner Pintia
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 1 Winner Lann Ael 2
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 2 Lisa
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 1 Ino XXX
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Class 40 Winners V&B
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC Z Class Winners Privateer
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – 9 August – At the fourth attempt
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC Zero & VO 65 Night Arrivals
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – 8 August – Concise confirmed as first yacht home
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Team Concise 10 takes line honours
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC Zero & VO65 Start
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 1 Start
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 2 Start
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 3 Start
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IRC 4 Start
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - IMOCA 60 & Class 40 Start
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Multihull Start
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Start

The latest pictures from Facebook

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The latest pictures from Instagram

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The view off the bow on board Mark Wynter's X 332, Alexa. . . . #rolexfastnetrace
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Repost @north_sails. . . . "The Fastnet Race is among the most challenging offshore races in the world, and this year was no exception​​!​ Some 2700 sailors aboard everything from 30 footers to the 115 ft Nikata, took on the highs and lows of this 605 nm offshore race – starting with an upwind slog out of the Solent." . . . 📸 Jen Edney / @volvooceanrace #rolexfastnetrace
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Until 2019... . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 Carlo Borlenghi ©

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Let’s not forget the ‘Fastnet Dolphins’! 🐬 . . . Keeping an eye on crews on their journey to the Fastnet Rock! ⛵️ . . . #rolexfastnetrace 🎥 credit: Principessa
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Yesterday, Didier Gaudoux’s French crewed 39’yacht - Lann Ael 2, was declared the overall winner of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race on IRC handicap - prevailing from a record-breaking fleet of 362 yachts. . . . They completed the 605nm race in the early hours of Thursday morning setting a race time which proved unassailable for the remainder of the fleet. . . . Lann Ael 2 becomes the third straight French winner of the race…fulfilling a lifetime ambition for its proud owner. . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 Carlo Borlenghi ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The boys on board Carte Blanche don blazers and ties, with a few celebratory beers during their Fastnet Rock rounding! 🍻👔⛵️ . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📷 credit: @carteblanche67
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Commodore Michael Boyd, presents Didier Gaudoux, owner and skipper of Lann Ael 2, with the Fastnet Challenge Cup and ROLEX timepiece, officially announcing the winner of the 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 ELWJ ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

We are moments away from announcing the overall winner of the @rolex Fastnet Race. . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸ELWJ ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Dockside, Finishers and Race Village. . . . New images added - head to the link in our bio>>> . . . Lutine. X 55. IRC Class 1. Division C. Sailed by Oliver Bond. . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 ELWJ ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Dockside, Finishers and Race Village. . . . New images added - head to the link in our bio>>> . . . Timeline. JPK 10.80. IRC Class 3. Division C. . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 ELWJ ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - Dockside, Finishers and Race Village. . . . New images added - head to the link in our bio>>> . . . Night and Day. JPK 10.10. Class 4 Division C. . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 ELWJ ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - The Isles of Scilly . . . Images of boats passing the Isles of Scilly on their journey back to Plymouth in the 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Full album via link in bio >>> . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - The Isles of Scilly . . . Images of boats passing the Isles of Scilly on their journey back to Plymouth in the 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Full album via link in bio >>> . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 - The Isles of Scilly . . . Images of boats passing the Isles of Scilly on their journey back to Plymouth in the 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Full album via link in bio >>> . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Commodore of the RORC, Skipper of Lisa, Michael Boyd shared some touching words about the #rolexfastnetrace this morning. . . . Emotional, Michael told us about journey round the rock. "The Fastnet itself was just extraordinary. We came up there in an absolutely clear sky at 0300, full moon, dolphins on our bow...can't fault the race in any one of its 604 miles." . . . Watch the full video on RORC Facebook and YouTube. . . . #rolexfastnetrace 📸 Trish Jenkins ©

The latest about #rolexfastnetrace on Twitter

Box PR Ltd (@boxpr_ltd)

First the @RORCRacing #rolexfastnetrace, then getting into your first uni choice! Well done @GCASailingClubtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
galatea (@curra36)

galatea (@curra36)

RT @RORCRacing: The view off the bow on board Mark Wynter's X 332, Alexa. #rolexfastnetrace

Bretagne Telecom (@BretagneTelecom)

[#Voile] Pour revivre les émotions de la #RolexFastnetRace 2017. RDV sur notre compte YouTube :… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Norfolk Tweetup (@NorfolkTweetup)

RT @AlmaryGreen: #CaptainFastnet is so named because @AlmaryCarlIFA sailed in the #rolexfastnetrace last week, raising funds for @sail4canc
Jean.Blanc (@Ldnjb)

Jean.Blanc (@Ldnjb)

RT @RORCRacing: The view off the bow on board Mark Wynter's X 332, Alexa. #rolexfastnetrace
William McCarren (@McCarrenBill)

William McCarren (@McCarrenBill)

RT @RORCRacing: The view off the bow on board Mark Wynter's X 332, Alexa. #rolexfastnetrace
RORC (@RORCRacing)

RORC (@RORCRacing)

The view off the bow on board Mark Wynter's X 332, Alexa. #rolexfastnetrace

Brenda Gostling (@brendagostling)

RT @AlmaryGreen: #CaptainFastnet is so named because @AlmaryCarlIFA sailed in the #rolexfastnetrace last week, raising funds for @sail4canc

Sail 4 Cancer (@sail4cancer)

RT @AlmaryGreen: #CaptainFastnet is so named because @AlmaryCarlIFA sailed in the #rolexfastnetrace last week, raising funds for @sail4canc

Almary Green (@AlmaryGreen)

#CaptainFastnet is so named because @AlmaryCarlIFA sailed in the #rolexfastnetrace last week, raising funds for… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

俄フェレリスタ (@NiwakaFerreris)

C'est fait!! Arnaud et Manuel se sont qualifiés pour #TJV2017 après #rolexfastnetrace! :) Bon vent! 🐓🐓 twitter.com/Caliboissieres…

ed stack (@stackartist)

RT @MudIslandArt: In progress: Fastnet Rock by Owen Harris. DM us to reserve first refusal. artfinder.com/artist/owen-ha… #rolexfastnetrace #Fas…

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