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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 wi...
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 ...
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
Noel Racine | Foggy Dew | Winner IRC 4 Rolex Fastnet Race
With 87 starters, IRC Four is the largest class racing in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. The vast majority of the sailors are passionate amateurs fulfilling their dream of racing in the Rolex Fastnet Race. As of Wednesday morning, after five days of racing, only ten boats from IRC Four had finished t...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 6 August – Tough, Inspiring and Recognizable
As the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race moves through its fourth day, the flood of arrivals continues. The window of opportunity for those pursuing overall victory is narrowing and, after four days, crews still at sea are beginning to tire. Finishing well is dependent upon full commitment to performing at th...
Jacques Pelletier | L'Ange De Milon
Just when we thought this was looking a benefit race for the bigger boats, last night’s arrivals and previous leaders of IRC One - Tonnerre de Glen and Ino XXX - have been upstaged by two smaller rivals - L’Ange de Milon and Lann Ael 2 - who moored up in Plymouth around midday today. Jacques Pe...
Courrier Recommandé JPK 11.80 | Gery Trentesaux
A great result for Gery Trentesaux and his crew onboard JPK 11.80 Courrier Recommandé, the first boat home, and, the provisional leader in IRC 2. #RolexFastnetRace
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 | IRC 3 Start
Relive the start of IRC 3 at the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. Follow all the live-action on the official race website: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/live Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/royaloceanracingclub Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/rorcracing YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/rorcracin...
Jules Salter | Rambler 88
Rambler 88’s navigator, Jules Salter, had just completed his 14th consecutive Fastnet Race but said this was one of the best: “That was a great run on board a fantastic boat with a really good bunch of guys. It would have been great to have beaten the record, but at least I’ve still got the r...
Peter Harrison | Sorcha Maxi 72
The legendary Maxi 72 Sorcha finished just nine minutes behind her 77-foot rival Jethou, and owner Peter Harrison was delighted with his team’s performance: “There are always battles within the battle of the Fastnet, and our aim was always to try and beat Jethou. We got a nice wind shift before...
Rambler 88 | Line Honours Monohull
George David and his all-star crew were delighted to have beaten their rivals on the 100-footer SHK Scallywag to the punch. We caught up with owner George David and Bob Langley after their monohull line honours victory. #RolexFastnetRace
Jeremie Beyou | Charal IMOCA 60 WINNER
Class act of this year's Rolex Fastnet Race was Solitaire du Figaro winner Jérémie Beyou and Christopher Pratt on the new generation VPLP design Charal who took line honours in the IMOCA 60 class. #RolexFastnetRace
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 5 August – Monohull Line Honours
For the second time in a row, George David and the crew of the 27-metre (88-foot) Maxi yacht Rambler has secured the Line Honours trophy in the Rolex Fastnet Race. Once again, though, they were thwarted in the pursuit of the monohull race record; this time missing out by one hour, 16 minutes. Settin...
VO70 Wizard | Rob Greenhalgh
Volvo Ocean Race Winner and International Sailing Champion Robert Greenhalgh dockside after the Rolex Fastnet Race on board VO70 Wizard. #RolexFastnetRace
Rolex Fastnet 2019 | IRC 4 Start
Relive the start of IRC 4 at the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. Follow all the live-action on the official race website: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/live Facebook - facebook.com/royaloceanracingclub Twitter - twitter.com/rorcracing YouTube - youtube.com/rorcracing Instagram - instagram.com/rorcraci...
Ultim MACIF Finish | Jimmy Spithill
Racing on board MACIF was Jimmy Spithill, the last minute replacement for Pascal Bidegorry, who stood down with a back injury. “That was my first Fastnet. It was quick - I probably won’t ever do it quicker than that!” said the America’s Cup winning skipper. “The power of these boats is in...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 4 August – Multihull Race Record Broken
Co-skippered by round the world race winners, Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secured Multihull Line Honours in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday afternoon. Finishing the 605nm course in 1 day 4 hours 2 minutes, the 30.5-metre (100-foot) French Ultime trimaran ecl...
Multihull Line Honours Winner | Maxi Edmond De Rothschild
The 32m long Ultim trimarans laid on a spectacular finish in this 48th Rolex Fastnet Race resulting in MACIF, the leader since rounding the Fastnet Rock earlier this morning, being beaten to the finish line in the last breath of the race by her arch-rival Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. As Maxi Edmond d...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 3 August – A spectacular start for an impressive fleet
The 48th edition of legendary Rolex Fastnet Race got underway today. First held in 1925, the race has achieved mythic status and each edition enriches the honour and legacy. A record fleet of 388 yachts crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes, separated into seven starts. Organised by the Ro...
Gerard Butler | 1979 Lightkeeper
Yesterday at the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Cowes, several hundred people attended the 40th Anniversary Service for the 1979 Fastnet. Gerard Butler and his fellow lightkeepers on the Fastnet played a crucial role in monitoring the participating yachts in the mountainous sea conditions. He shared ...
Yves le Blévec | Skipper Ultim Actual Leader
The Maxi-trimaran Actual Leader will be one of four Ultims to line up on the starting line for tomorrow's Rolex Fastnet Race. Yves le Blévec, skipper of Team Actual Leader gave his thoughts on the new boat ahead of the race. #RolexFastnetRace
Catherine Chabaud | The Red Cigar/Formatives Network, IMOCA
To date only one female skipper has won the Rolex Fastnet Race - French solo sailor Catherine Chabaud (with a full crew) on board her IMOCA 60 Whirlpool-Europe 2 in 1999. 20 years later she is back with her family, racing onboard The Red Cigar/Formatives Network. Sailed by Jean-Marie Patier, the Re...
Hannah Stodel. Class40. Rolex Fastnet Race.
British four-time Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel is making the final preparations ahead of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Her dream is to become the first disabled athlete in history to race around the world in the 2020 Vendée Globe.
Kai Hockley | Project Scaramouche. Greig City Academy
Kai Hockley, Helmsmen on Scaramouche, is just 13 years old and is the youngest crew member competing in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race! In the last Fastnet Race, the inner-city school children from the Greig City Academy in the London borough of Haringey won deserved praise for their campaign on bo...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – Preview
2019 marks the 48th edition of biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1925 and partnered by Rolex since 2001, the 605nm race is a classic examination of strategy and skill. Attracting a mix of passionate Corinthians and professionals, this is offshore racing at i...

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Gitana Team 2019 : rish training for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild
Entraînement dans le sud irlandais avant le départ de la Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 le 3 août prochain. Training in southern Ireland prior to the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 on 3 August 2019
Rolex Fastnet Race
En pleine préparation pour la Transat Jacques Vabre, Sam Davies et Paul Meilhat prendront le départ de la Rolex Fastnet Race le samedi 3 août 2019. Il s'agira de leur première course en DUO avant l'objectif majeur de la saison à bord d'Initiatives Coeur
PREMIERS ENTRAÎNEMENTS EN DUO - MONO BANQUE POPULAIRE X - VOILE BANQUE POPULAIRE
Juillet 2019 - Clarisse CRÉMER et Armel LE CLEAC'H s'entraînent depuis quelques jours pour la Rolex Fastnet Race en août et la Transat Jacques Vabre dont le départ sera donné le 27 octobre. Objectif final : le Vendée Globe pour Clarisse. Vainqueur du Vendée Globe 2016-2017, Armel transmet son...
Rolex Fastnet Race : le départ au coeur de l'équipage
Embarquez à bord du trimaran MACIF pour revivre le départ de la Rolex Fastnet Race ! #macif #mutuelle #assurance #groupeMacif #mutualiste #trimaranMACIF #SkipperMacif #MacifCentredeVoile #prévention #courseaularge #ecoledevoile #MCV #formation #compétition #FrancoisGabart #RolexFastnetRace T...
Sam Davies on doing the Rolex Fastnet Race on her IMOCA 60 | Yachting World
Top round the world racer Sam Davies on doing the Royal Ocean Racing Club Rolex Fastnet Race on her IMOCA 60, the giant "albatross wing" foils she's fitted, the 4-knot speed jump they've produced, how top speeds are scary and how things have changed since she did her first Fastnet aged 19 (no wine w...
Quelques émotions au départ de la Rolex Fastnet Race 🚦
Dans trois mois jour pour jour, ils s'élanceront à l'assaut de l'Atlantique pour une grande boucle de 14 000 milles nautiques au départ de Brest. Mais ce samedi, c'est dans les eaux anglaises du Solent que le Maxi Edmond de Rothschild et ses trois concurrents s'étaient donnés rendez-vous pour u...
Rolex Fastnet Race : départ pour Cowes
En route vers Cowes ! Revivez le départ du convoyage de la Rolex Fastnet Race au plus près de l'équipage du trimaran MACIF. #macif #mutuelle #assurance #groupeMacif #mutualiste #trimaranMACIF #SkipperMacif #MacifCentredeVoile #prévention #courseaularge #ecoledevoile #MCV #formation #compétit...
Rolex Fastnet - Départ
[#RolexFastnetRace 🏁] Bienvenue à bord ! Revivez le départ de la course avec le Team comme si vous y étiez. 😉
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019
I was sat on a platform bobbing up and down Managed to shoot 7 rolls of film which will be developed tomorrow. Spending time with the Family Today.
Initiatives Cœur 2019 : Rolex Fastnet Race
En pleine préparation pour la Transat Jacques Vabre, Sam Davies et Paul Meilhat prendront le départ de la Rolex Fastnet Race le samedi 3 août 2019. Il s'agira de leur première course en DUO avant l'objectif majeur de la saison à bord d'Initiatives Coeur
Jérémie Beyou on his foiling IMOCA 60 in the Fastnet Race | Yachting World
The IMOCA 60 fleet in the Rolex Fastnet Race saw an impressive collection of the ocean racing class, ahead of next year's Vendée Globe. Jérémie Beyou on his radical foiling Charal finished 1st in the IMOCA class (with co-skipper Christopher Pratt), he describes their gruelling doublehanded race...
Fastnet Race on Rambler 88 | Yachting World
American George David's Rambler 88 took monohull line honours in the Royal Ocean Racing Club Rolex Fastnet Race this morning, finishing in 1d 19h, just over an hour outside the course record. It's the third consecutive time that Rambler 88 has taken line honours, but she's yet to win the race overa...
First Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 finishers arrived in Plymouth
Check out this amazing footage as the first three yachts finish the #RolexFastnetRace. This includes the INCREDIBLE finish between MACIF and, line honours winner, Maxi Edmond De Rothschild. Footage kindly shared by Elite Marine Services (Heads Up Definition). https://www.elitemarineservices.co.uk/...
Amazing technology onboard Rambler 88 | Yachting World
Amazing technology and constant development - we get a guided tour of Rambler 88, the line honours monohull winner of the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. Yachting World coverage of the #RolexFastnetRace in association with #Musto #TheInsideEdge ► Become a FREE SUBSCRIBER to Yachting World's YouTube pag...
Victoire du Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sur la Rolex Fastnet Race ! 🏆
⏱ Nouveau temps de référence de la Rolex Fastnet Race en multicoque : 1 jour 4h 2min et 26sec ! Le Maxi Edmond de Rothschild améliore le temps de référence de Banque Populaire V établi en 2011 de 4h 45min 34sec !
No excuses: Scallywag's Fastnet Race | Yachting World
"They won, we didn’t - so not good enough, certainly not fast enough." There can only be one 1st place, and when you're the biggest boat in the fleet not crossing the line in front is a big disappointment. A candid David Witt, skipper of Scallywag 100, reflects on coming 2nd to Rambler 88 in the ...
David Witt on skippering Scallywag 100 | Yachting World
David Witt is skippering the biggest boat in the race - in fact the highest rated IRC boat in the world - Scallywag 100. He takes about line honours, the chances of 'doing the double' and going for IRC overall... and how he feels about slaloming through 393 other boats on a 100-footer at the start! ...
Rolex Fastnet Race : la course à bord du trimaran MACIF
En immersion sur la Rolex Fastnet Race Revivez de l’intérieur la première course de la saison aux côté de François Gabart et l’équipage du trimaran MACIF ! #macif #mutuelle #assurance #groupeMacif #mutualiste #trimaranMACIF #SkipperMacif #MacifCentredeVoile #prévention #courseaularge #e...
Rolex Fastnet 2019 - DAY 3 & 4 - British Keelboat Academy VLOG - With us on the water
http://www.rya.org.uk/go/bka Follow our British Keelboat Academy Sailors as they take on the Rolex Fastnet - video diaries from the ocean. If you liked this video, give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Follow us on Insta: www.instagram.com/head_to_wind Join our Facebook communi...
ROLEX FASNET RACE - On Board Actual Leader
Une Rolex Fastnet Race record pour le Team Actual Leader! La course, vue de l'intérieur : technique, concentration, engagement, expertise, partage et convivialité !
Jour 3 - Fastnet race 2019
C'est la dernière ligne droite avant l'arrivé à Plymouth. Vidéo réalisée par drone
Rolex Fastnet 2019 - DAY 1 - British Keelboat Academy Diaries - Follow the race with our Sailors
http://www.rya.org.uk/go/bka Follow our British Keelboat Academy Sailors as they take on the Rolex Fastnet - video diaries from the ocean. If you liked this video, give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Follow us on Insta: www.instagram.com/head_to_wind Join our Facebook communi...
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019- Team Assent, the Rogers Family
Rolex Fastnet Race 2019- Team Assent, the Rogers Family

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