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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

2017 #RolexFastnetRace winners are back to defend the title! 🏆 - Didier Gaudoux is back for more with his winning JND 39 Lann Ael 2. After sailing a near-perfect race in 2017 he and his mostly Corinthian crew will be hoping for another set of perfect conditions for their yacht. - A lifelong sailor who did his first RORC races in 1978 Didier mentioned that the yacht had been designed with the Fastnet in mind. “You have to be a bit lucky with the weather to win but I am very proud to have designed a boat with Bernard Nivelt to win the Fastnet.” - © Rolex/Kurt Arrigo/ELWJ
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The mythical #FastnetRock. - 2019 marks the 48th edition of the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. On Saturday, 3 August an intrepid fleet of 400 yachts will set sail from Cowes, on the south coast of the United Kingdom, bound for the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland and the return leg to the finish in Plymouth. - This is offshore racing at its very best. Don't miss a moment. - © @rolex / Kurt Arrigo #RolexFastnetRace . . . #yachtdesign #sailor #sail #superyachts #yachtclub #design #oceans #luxuryyachts #theneedles #sailing #beach #yachtbroker #cowesiow #instasailing #yachtphotography #fastnet #fastnetrace #rolexfastnetrace #isleofwight #boatshow #instasea #classicyacht #imoca #yachtstyle #yachtweek #sailingstagram #sailors
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Doublehanders on the rise! - Perhaps it is because people are becoming increasingly time poor, or because it neatly side-steps the problem of keeping a large crew together, but one area of offshore racing undeniably gaining popularity is doublehanding. - This unique discipline of our sport has been recognised by World Sailing with the announcement that a ‘Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore’ event will be introduced to the Olympics for Paris 2024. - Over the last few editions of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the IRC Two Handed class has shown steady growth from 45 entries in 2013 to 53 in 2015 and 57 in in the last race. At the time of writing, 63 doublehanded competitors were entered this year. - The range of boat performance in IRC Two Handed spans James Heald's Swan 45 Nemesis (although the longest boat is American Mark Stevens’ Hinckley 51 Kiva, a recent arrival in the Transatlantic Race 2019), down to Will Sayer's Sigma 33 Elmarleen. In between there are Sun Fast 3200s and 3600s, JPK 10.10s and 10.80s plus J/122s, J/109s and J/105s and A-35s plus, among others, Sigmas, Swans, Figaro IIs and Figaro 3s. - Pictured, Dutch two handed champions, Robin Verhoef and John van der Starre will return to the Rolex Fastnet Race on J/122 Ajeto! - 📸 © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com . . . #yachtdesign #sailor #sail #superyachts #yachtclub #design #oceans #luxuryyachts #theneedles #sailing #beach #yachtbroker #cowesiow #instasailing #yachtphotography #fastnet #fastnetrace #rolexfastnetrace #isleofwight #boatshow #instasea #classicyacht #imoca #marina #yachtstyle #yachtweek #sailingstagram #sailors #class40
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Scarlet Celebrations in St Malo! 🏆 - Ross Applebey's Oyster 48 Scarlet Oyster has won the Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race, having scored the best corrected time of the 170 yachts racing under IRC. In all 185 yachts raced to St Malo from 20 different countries. The largest fleet for a RORC race since the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. - My wife Sarah is expecting our first baby in two weeks, and was not on board, but she started getting some sensations back home, which was a bit of an incentive to sail faster! However, all is well, and the baby hasn't been born yet!” - “Coming out of the Solent we went over the Shingles Bank, I am not sure if it worked tactically, but the strategy put us in a clear lane, avoiding the dirt from the huge fleet. The wind did go aft during the race which really suited Scarlet Oyster, as we could pole back, while the asymmetric boats had to sail a lot more miles. Pintia showed us the way leaving the Channel Islands, with some favourable tide we were very fast towards St Malo. The final icing on the cake was the tide turning foul just after we finished. Our best result in previous races to St Malo has been third in class. To win overall, against very good opposition, is a real thrill. Jules White did a great job, allowing me to concentrate more on tactics, and Jules will be the skipper for the Rolex Fastnet Race, as our baby should have arrived before the race start.” - skipper Ross Applebey. - #rorcracing
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🚀 Beep beep, coming through! 🚀 - The RORC fleet are on route to Saint Malo! - #rorcracing 📸 Paul Wyeth
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Eric De Turckheim's Teasing Machine has finished the Transatlantic Race 2019! - The crew crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron finish line in Cowes at 13:35:34 UTC today for an elapsed time of 15 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes and 34 seconds. - "We’re physically fit, maybe mentally exhausted, but that’s what it is after a long race. Everything is okay!" Eric De Turckheim, owner of Teasing Machine. - #TransatlanticRace #rorcracing 📸 Rick Tomlinson
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Well over one thousand sailors will be taking part from 20 different countries for the 2019 edition of the RORC Cowes-Dinard-St Malo. - 198 boats will be racing, the largest fleet for the race since 2007! The fortified city of Saint-Malo will be celebrating French National Day this weekend, with fireworks and music festivals around the medieval walled-city. - 184 teams will contest the overall win, decided by the best corrected time under the @ircrating rule. The winner will be presented with the magnificent King Edward VII Cup, dating back to 1906. - Read the full preview at rorc.org - #rorcracing 📸 Paul Wyeth . . . #yachtdesign #sailor #sail #superyachts #yachtclub #design #oceans #luxuryyachts #theneedles #sailing #beach #yachtbroker #cowesiow #instasailing #yachtphotography #fastnet #fastnetrace #rolexfastnetrace #isleofwight #boatshow #instasea #classicyacht #imoca #marina #yachtstyle #yachtweek #sailingstagram #sailors #class40
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

197 yachts are registered for the Cowes Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, a record that hasn't been broken in over a decade! - The race begins this Friday, 12th July, 0830hrs. - Great shot of Class40 CONCISE 8 racing past The Needles in 2015! - #rorcracing © Lloyd Images . . . #yachtdesign #sailor #sail #superyachts #yachtclub #design #oceans #luxuryyachts #theneedles #sailing #beach #yachtbroker #cowesiow #instasailing #yachtphotography #fastnet #fastnetrace #rolexfastnetrace #isleofwight #boatshow #instasea #classicyacht #imoca #marina #yachtstyle #yachtweek #sailingstagram #sailors #class40
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🤩 #Repost @ircrating - Stuart Sawyer's J/122 Black Dog is the 2019 IRC Rating National Champion! 🏆👏 - “We haven’t sailed that much this year, so when we came up we said we’d be aiming for the top five and we’d be delighted by top three in our class. To win overall is incredible!” said Stuart Sawyer, his Black Dog also securing the Performance 40 prize. - © @rorcracing / Paul Wyeth
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Day 2 Race Report for the 2019 #IRCNationals! - One of the tightest fights is taking place among the biggest boats in IRC Rating 1 where today the tables were turned with David Collins’ IRC 52 Tala getting the better of Tony Langley’s Gladiator, posting a 1-2-1 to the polished 52 Super Series team’s 2-1-2. - #rorcracing @ircrating 📸 RORC/Paul Wyeth
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

All the action from the opening day of the #IRCNationals! 👌🏼😎 - Despite a dismal light wind and strong tide forecast that had most crews preparing for an afternoon ashore, a light breeze built early in the afternoon, miraculously allowing the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s two race committees to lay on a full three race opening day of the IRC Rating National Championship. - Leading the respective classes after Day 1: - IRC 1 - TP52 Gladiator C IRC 2 - J/122 Black Dog IRC 3 - J/112E Leon IRC 4 - J/109 Jubilee FAST 40+ CLASS - Carkeek 40 Mk3 Girls On Film Performance 40 - Ker 39 Rumbleflurg HP30 - Farr 280 Toucan #IRCNationals #IRCrating #rorcracing 📸 Paul Wyeth - #rorcracing #ircrating
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Line Honours for @scallywaghk in the 2019 Transatlantic Race!🏆🌎 - SHK Scallywag has won line honors in the Transatlantic Race 2019, finished at 17:43:19 UTC this afternoon for an elapsed time in excess of 10 days. - #rorcracing #transatlanticrace © Rick Tomlinson
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Under 35 crew and RORC Griffin Committee ready to tackle the 48th #RolexFastnetRace on JPK 11.80 Sunrise! - Hull no.2 of the new JPK 11.80 design was built for owner/skipper Tom Kneen, CEO of Ethical Power. A relative newcomer to sailing, Tom did the Fastnet in 2015 and 2017 and is now hoping to have an even better result this year with the new boat. “The biggest challenges are the tides between the Solent and Land’s End – we have lots of decisions to make,” says Tom. The other challenge will be to fend off past winner Géry Trentesaux who is racing the sistership of Sunrise, hull no1 of the JPK 11.80. - Joining Tom will be a young crew, almost all of whom are RORC Under 35 crew and 3 of whom are members of the RORC Youth Griffin Committee. Additional expertise comes from the young navigator Tom Cheney, Performance Engineer at INEOS Team UK and ‘ensures we’re going in the right direction’. - © Paul Wyeth
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

With just over 1 month to go until the #RolexFastnetRace, let's start introducing some of the teams racing in this year's 48th edition! ⛵️ - Introducing Project Scaramouche! It's been a busy two years for the project the sailing community has come to know as the Greig City Academy and GCA Sailing Club - Project Scaramouche. In 2017 they were the first comprehensive state school to complete the Rolex Fastnet Race, and in 2019, they are aiming for the first comprehensive state school to do back-to-back races. - "Following the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2017, a great deal has happened, this is a school project, so in some respects, it's like being on a bit of a conveyor belt, and the students come and go, but we keep the project moving. The goal posts get altered along the way; however, our aspirations have remained at the heart of our project through the peaks and troughs we have had along the way." - Comments Jon Holt, found of the project, and teacher at the Greig City Academy. - #ProjectScaramouche

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Dazcat Designs (@DazcatCatamaran)

Dazcat Designs (@DazcatCatamaran)

Two Dazcat 1495s, Apollo and Hissy Fit, make a pitstop at the @MultihullCentre yard for a pre-Fastnet polish up @RORCRacing #RolexFastnetRace

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LV Yachting (@LVyachting)

RT @RORCRacing: Over the last few editions of the #RolexFastnetRace, the @IRCrating Two Handed class has shown steady growth from 45 entrie…

Destination Plymouth (@DestinationPlym)

RT @WhatsOnPlymouth: Join us in the #RolexFastnetRace Village, at Plymouth Yacht Haven, Mount Batten from 6 to 8 August. Open daily from 11…

Sailonline.org (@sailonline)

RT @RORCRacing: Over the last few editions of the #RolexFastnetRace, the @IRCrating Two Handed class has shown steady growth from 45 entrie…

Ramsgate Week (@ramsgateweek)

RT @RORCRacing: Over the last few editions of the #RolexFastnetRace, the @IRCrating Two Handed class has shown steady growth from 45 entrie…
What's On Plymouth (@WhatsOnPlymouth)

What's On Plymouth (@WhatsOnPlymouth)

Join us in the #RolexFastnetRace Village, at Plymouth Yacht Haven, Mount Batten from 6 to 8 August. Open daily from 11am – 11pm 6 & 7 Aug and from 11am – 5pm 8 Aug. Visit bit.ly/2KD0Fr6
RORC (@RORCRacing)

RORC (@RORCRacing)

Over the last few editions of the #RolexFastnetRace, the @IRCrating Two Handed class has shown steady growth from 45 entries in 2013 to 53 in 2015 and 57 in in the last race. At the time of writing, 63 doublehanded competitors were entered this year. 👉🏼bit.ly/RFR-IRC2H

Jolbert van Dijk (@JolbertvDijk)

After a close race with ladymariposaracing we won the IRC Zero 🥇class in the rorcracing Cowes- St. Malo race. #rolexfastnetrace here we come! . . . . rotterdam_offshore_sailingteam vanuden_shipping #offshoresailinginstagram.com/p/Bz7X7OCohV7/…

Pete Smith (@pete7554)

RT @WhatsOnPlymouth: With more than 400 yachts entered in this year’s edition of the race, the #RolexFastnetRace boats on display at Plymou…

Making Waves Together Project (@waves_making)

RT @WhatsOnPlymouth: With more than 400 yachts entered in this year’s edition of the race, the #RolexFastnetRace boats on display at Plymou…
What's On Plymouth (@WhatsOnPlymouth)

What's On Plymouth (@WhatsOnPlymouth)

With more than 400 yachts entered in this year’s edition of the race, the #RolexFastnetRace boats on display at Plymouth Yacht Haven from 6 to 8 August will be an incredible sight, including the superfast trimaran Ultimes. ⛵ Find out more: bit.ly/2KD0Fr6

Réda BELOUIZDAD (@redab92)

RT @BretagneTelecom: [ROLEX FASTNET RACE] Le skipper Nicolas Groleau participe à la #RolexFastnetRace avec le Mach 45 Bretagne Télécom ! Le…
Bretagne Telecom (@BretagneTelecom)

Bretagne Telecom (@BretagneTelecom)

[ROLEX FASTNET RACE] Le skipper Nicolas Groleau participe à la #RolexFastnetRace avec le Mach 45 Bretagne Télécom ! Le départ sera donné le 3 août à #Cowes, Angleterre. Suivez l'aventure en vous inscrivant à la news' Breizh Fast & Sea : ow.ly/GQkk50uXpa2 #Voilier #Mer
LV Yachting (@LVyachting)

LV Yachting (@LVyachting)

Another order on its way for our ever hungry race crews. Thanks @ExpeditionFoods as ever! #RolexFastnetRace #ChannelRace #WellFedCrewsAreHappyCrews

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