The Rolex Fastnet Race starts today, Sunday 16th August, at 1200 BST
The start sequence begins with the first warning signal at 11.50 BST. The sequence lasts for two hours from 1200 to 1400.
PROPOSED START TIMES
1210 IMOCA 60, Class40 & Figaro II
1220 IRC 4
1240 IRC 3
1300 IRC 2
1320 IRC 1
1340 IRC CK, Zero & VO65
WHERE TO WATCH: COWES START
The best vantage points of the start will be along Cowes Green and Egypt Esplanade on the Isle of Wight. Spectators will also be able to listen to the live commentary on the speakers along Cowes Parade and The Green.
FASTNET RADIO & TV
Fastnet TV will cover the entire start sequence live. It will be streamed online from the official race website and will be shown around Cowes on big and small screens.
Live Fastnet Radio commentary will be broadcasting on 87.7FM from 11am today and in Plymouth will be simulcast on 87.9FM.
Out of VHF range? Then go to the web site - www.rolexfastnetrace.com
The easiest way to follow the fleet is via the RORC’s web site. Here you can find the latest news and images as well as blogs from the boats, web updates and morning and afternoon race reports during the entire race.
Track the Rolex Fastnet Race fleet online with the YB Tracker Player. View by class or select your favourites and check out boat speed and weather conditions in real time. Read the social media feed and see the live leaderboard.
Join the thousands of armchair sailors who will test their skills on the same course as competitors in the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race by playing the Virtual Fastnet Race.
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