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The 48th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race started on Saturday 3rd August 2019. 388 boats from 27 different countries started this year's flagship race with the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 8 August – Burnishing the Legend

The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of sailing’s ultimate challenges: a racecourse that has achieved mythic status, a turning mark that is a true icon in sport and a near 100-years of history and tradition. The 48th edition attracted a record fleet of 388 yachts, of which 333 competed for the overall win on handicap. Conditions this year properly tested competitors from around the world. Professional and Corinthian crews alike experienced a broad range of weather and sea states; all had to overcome the notorious tidal and tactical challenges presented by the famous course. Records were broken, superlative performance converted into triumph and across the fleet endeavour was rewarded. An enduring legend has been polished once again. Discover more Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. It naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and today supports the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas. The brand is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events – from leading offshore races, such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. It also supports the exciting new SailGP series, where national teams race in supercharged F50 catamarans on some of the world’s most famous harbours. Rolex’s partnerships with the likes of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Royal Ocean Racing Club, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport. #Rolex #Perpetual #RolexFastnetrace

Hannah Diamond and Henry Bomby | Fastrak XII | 2nd Place IRC 3

Hannah Diamond and Henry Bomby of Sun Fast 3300 Fastrak XII finished second in both IRC Three and IRC Two-Handed in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. Hannah and Henry are at the start of an Olympic campaign, hoping to represent Great Britain at the 2024 Summer Olympics, which will have a new event, the Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore. #RolexFastnetRace

Jean Pierre Kelbert | Léon | Winner of IRC 3

For the third time since 2013 Alexis Loison has won both class and IRC Two-Handed in the Rolex Fastnet Race, this time racing with the boat builder Jean-Pierre Kelbert on the brand new JPK 10.30 Léon. #RolexFastnetRace
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The Start of the Race - Live TV

Replay of the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race start live coverage

2019 Press Conference & Preview

Fastnet Radio live

Listen to Fastnet Radio on 87.7fm in Cowes or 87.9fm in Plymouth - or online here

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