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  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 – Highlights
  • 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

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Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

#Repost @ircrating . Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán takes bullets on the first day of the One Ton Cup! . Winning both races by one minute, they lead Peter Morton’s Girls on Film, current holder of the One Ton Cup, who took second in both races. . 📸 @fast40class / VR Sport Media ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

#BREAKING . . . The 2019 edition of the @Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Saturday 3rd August 2019, two weeks earlier than the original published date. . . . Unusually, the race will now run the week before Lendy Cowes Week, whose dates remain unchanged, starting on Saturday 10th August. This break with tradition, in consultation with Lendy Cowes Week, has been made for a number of reasons, including weather concerns over late August. . . . "We have been wrestling with this decision over the summer and particularly the relative timing with other events in Cowes and the Solent," said RORC Commodore Steven Anderson. "A late August start has weather implications for our big fleet and we anticipated running into the summer bank holiday would cause difficulty for many participants. Bringing the race forward by two weeks addresses these issues and allows us to encourage the fleet into Cowes in the pre-race days before the start." . . . For more information, head to www.rolexfastnetrace.com. . . . #RolexFastnetRace #rorcracing . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #fastnet
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

A magnificent collage of spinnakers heralded the start of the 2018 Cherbourg Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. 🌅⛵️🇫🇷 . Seventy teams set off east in the Solent with a flooding tide for the 80 nautical mile race across the English Channel. . After an upwind spell to clear the Isle of Wight, the fleet enjoyed a spectacular night race on a reach to Cherbourg. Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, skippered by Nigel King, was the overall winner under IRC. Ross Hobson's Seacart 30 Buzz finished the race in an astonishing 6 Hours 44 Mins 07 Secs to take Multihull Line Honours. Filip Balcean's ClubSwan 50 Balthasar took Monohull Line Honours, and was second overall, ripping around the course in 7 Hours 35 Mins 17 Secs. Third overall and winner of IRC Two was Gilles Fournier's J/133 Pintia. . “A great finish to our UK programme.” commented Lady Mariposa Skipper Nigel King. “Balthasar was great to race against, we were nip and tuck all the way. On such a short race, at a tight reaching angle, we both chose to stay on the rhumb line. However we decided before the start to really see how fast we could go on a night sail sprint, and we made a lot of sail changes during the race. Looking forward, Lady Mariposa will be racing in the RORC Caribbean 600, and the Cherbourg Race was a really useful part of our preparation.” . 📸 Rick Tomlinson © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Lloyd Thornburg’s American MOD70 Phaedo³ in the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race. . . . 📸 Taken 6 days, 13 hours, 39 minutes and 55 seconds before taking Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. . . . #rorcrtr #rorctransatlanticrace . . . 📷 RORC/James Mitchell © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Winner of the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race on IRC Rating Corrected Time, Pata Negra! . . . "My greatest racing achievement to date without a doubt." - Giles Redpath, Pata Negra. . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Charles Emmett’s British Sigma 38 British Beagle secures IRC Four in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, racing two handed with Tim Winsey in the non-stop race held every four years #rorcracing #SRBI #sunrise #yachting #solent Credit: Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Ian Hoddle’s Sun Fast 3600 GameOn (Virgin Business Media), racing two handed with Ollie Wyatt secure the IRC 3 win in the challenging Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Passing Osborne House, Cowes, IOW as they head for the RYS finish line. #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport Photo: Paul Wyeth. #OsborneHouse #yachting #rorcracing #yachtrace #yacht #virginmedia
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🏁🍾 Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao's Figaro El Velosolex SL Energies Group finished the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race on Thursday 23rd Aug at 05:01:42! . . . The co-skippers had become friends as part of Dongfeng Race Team - 东风队, winners of the 2017-18 @volvooceanrace. Horace (Chen Jin Hao) was competing in the Sevenstar Round Britain Race for the second time, having come third in class with Dongfeng's VO65 in 2014. . . . 🏆 For the 2018 edition, their Figaro 2 is the smallest yacht in the race, and is second overall and winner of IRC Rating Two Handed and IRC Two. . . . #SRB 📸 Paul Wyeth © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Pata Negra Set The Bar! Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra has taken line honours and the win in IRC Rating One for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race! Finishing the 1,805 nautical mile course in an elapsed time of 9 days 8 hours 35 mins and 16 secs, Pata Negra has set the time to beat under IRC for the overall win. Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao's Figaro 2 El Velosolex SL Energies Group is the only realistic threat. They must finish the race by 19:46:11 BST today, 22 August to take the overall lead after IRC time correction. #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🐬 These magnificent dolphins came to say hello to the crew of Game On! 🐬 . . . What a sight to behold for teams racing 1,805nm around Britain & Ireland! . . . 🎥 Game On/Ollie Wyatt . . . #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Imerys Clean Energy take the gun! 🏆 . . . Phil Sharp's Class40 Imerys Clean Energy has taken line honours in the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in an elapsed time of 8 days 4 hours 14 minutes 49 seconds! . . . Imerys win the Class40 Division and set a new world record in the race for yachts 40ft or under (subject to ratification). . . . The team smashed the previous record by 15 hours. The victorious Imerys Clean Energy crew: Phil Sharp, Julien Pulvé, Pablo Santurdé and Sam Matson were met on the dock by friends, family and fans of the race. . . . #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport @philsharpracing
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

"Record on for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race!" . . . Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy is under 200 miles from the finish, Tony Lawson's Concise 8, skippered by Jack Trigger is stalking the leader. The battle for line honours is expected to conclude tomorrow with both teams well inside the 40 foot world record. . . . After eight days at sea fatigue becomes a big factor. The crews on board Phil Sharp’s Imerys Clean Energy and Concise 8 have been on the wind since Muckle Flugga, and the beating is due to continue with the wind expected to veer west. They will need to stay fully alert as they negotiate one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Just 21 miles wide, the Dover Strait has 400 ships passing through every day! . . . The race for line honours is likely to be decided by tomorrow (Monday). The 40ft and under world record was set in 2014 by Roderick Knowles GBR, Class40 Swish (8 days 19 hours 6 minutes 49 seconds). To beat the record would require one of the two leaders to complete the race by 07:06:49 on Tuesday 21st August. . . . You can read the full report over on the #SRBI mini site, as well as other stories from teams competing in the race! . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #ireland

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