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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.

The latest official videos

  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 8 August – Burnishing the Legend
  • Hannah Diamond and Henry Bomby | Fastrak XII | 2nd Place IRC 3
  • Jean Pierre Kelbert | Léon | Winner of IRC 3
  • Noel Racine | Foggy Dew | Winner IRC 4 Rolex Fastnet Race
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 6 August – Tough, Inspiring and Recognizable
  • Jacques Pelletier | L'Ange De Milon
  • Courrier Recommandé JPK 11.80 | Gery Trentesaux
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 | IRC 3 Start
  • Jules Salter | Rambler 88
  • Peter Harrison | Sorcha Maxi 72
  • Rambler 88 | Line Honours Monohull
  • Jeremie Beyou | Charal IMOCA 60 WINNER
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 5 August – Monohull Line Honours
  • VO70 Wizard | Rob Greenhalgh
  • Rolex Fastnet 2019 | IRC 4 Start
  • Ultim MACIF Finish | Jimmy Spithill
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 4 August – Multihull Race Record Broken
  • Multihull Line Honours Winner | Maxi Edmond De Rothschild
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 3 August – A spectacular start for an impressive fleet
  • Gerard Butler | 1979 Lightkeeper
  • Yves le Blévec | Skipper Ultim Actual Leader
  • Catherine Chabaud | The Red Cigar/Formatives Network, IMOCA
  • Hannah Stodel. Class40. Rolex Fastnet Race.
  • Kai Hockley | Project Scaramouche. Greig City Academy

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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The latest pictures from Instagram

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The Wally 100 Dark Shadow is the largest entry to date in the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race. - The Wally 100 Dark Shadow is the largest yacht on the entry list and although the 100ft Frers-designed carbon-fibre Maxi has close to 5,000 sq. ft. of sail area, she faces fierce competition for line honours. - Dark Shadow's Race Skipper will be Australian Yerin Hobson and the international crew have sailed for the owner in over 30 races, including two previous Transatlantic Races. The team's first objective is to beat their own transatlantic race record of 11 days, 21 hours, 33 minutes. - #RORCTransatlanticRace
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Swipe for epic onboard shots of @teamchildhood1 🌊💨 - With Dutch racing legend Bouwe Bekking as skipper, VO65 Childhood I will compete in the #RORCTransatlanticRace for the benefit of the World Childhood Foundation and the 2021 Ocean race as their objective. - #RORCRacing
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The 2020 @ircrating European Championship will be held at Cork Week as part of the unique celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. - The 5th edition of the IRC European Championship will take place over five days of racing from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July 2020. The championship is expected to attract a record fleet of highly competitive IRC rated boats vying for the overall win and class honours. - “The Irish IRC fleet are highly competitive and with a large majority of Irish boats already holding IRC Endorsed certificates there is the prospect of many strong Irish entries,” commented Director of Rating for IRC, Dr Jason Smithwick. “With this diverse range of boat types racing under the IRC rating system we have been working closely with the Royal Cork Yacht Club to create an exciting and varied race programme with a mixed range of courses. This balance of course types will allow all boats to have a chance and create a fair and interesting event for the competitors. The IRC rating offices have also been working with the organisers to have a thorough programme of equipment inspection to ensure good equipment control before and during the event,” continues Smithwick. - Corinthian teams racing small and medium size boats have enjoyed tremendous success in the IRC European Championship. In 2016 the inaugural championship was hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht and was won overall by Royal Cork's Paul Gibbons racing Quarter Tonner Anchor Challenge. For the last three championships French teams have won overall. The 2020 IRC European Championship will feature high performance boats, including a number of FAST40+ teams expected to be racing under IRC. Prizes are also awarded to the best Corinthian team, as well as individual IRC Classes. - #RORCracing #IRCEuros © Paul Wyeth . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #yachtsofinstagram #yachtrace #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #oceans #sailaway #sun #windy #water #spinaker #sail #beach #irc #cork
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Golden Hour 🙌🏼🌅 - The 6th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race will start from Marina Lanzarote on 23 November 2019. - #RORCTransatlanticRace ©️ RORC / Arthur Daniel
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Jolly Roger Take Etchells Nationals Title! 🏆 - The Etchells British Open and National Champion for 2019 is Jolly Roger sailed by Tom Abery, Bruno van Dyke, Matt Reid, Dom Mortimer and Quentin bes Green. - The 2019 Corinthian National Champion is Audrey sailed by Jon Warwick, Will Bedford, Adele Young and Will Heritage, who have all come through the Cowes Etchells Youth Programme. The first youth team at the championship was the Royal Dart YC team of Miles Jones, Fraser Woodley and James Homes. - Full story via link in bio. © Sportography.TV
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Mood booster. 🌅✔️⛵️ #RolexFastnetRace
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Staggering shots from the 40th edition of the @rolexmiddlesearace 👏🏼⛵️ - Lots of crews reporting on the severity of the sea state as they passed Lampedusa, and these pictures tell quite a story. - #RORCracing #RolexMiddleSeaRace ©️ Rolex / Kurt Arrigo
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

💥 40th Edition Underway! 💥 - The 2019 @rolexmiddlesearace, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour today. - It’s the last race of the RORC Season's Points Championship! Trevor Middleton and Jake Carter from Black Sheep are currently leading the Season’s Points Championships and are making their way up to Capo Passero! - #RolexMiddleSeaRace 📸 @rolex | @kurtarrigo
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

#Repost @rolexmiddlesearace 🤭🌊⛵️ - Epic shots of Rambler 88 crashing through the waves on the RMSR race course. - The best of luck to our friends at the @royalmaltayachtclub this weekend, fair winds to all racing in the 40th #RolexMiddleSeaRace - 📸 @rolexmiddlesearace
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The @rolexmiddlesearace has one of the most spectacular courses of all the classic offshore races. - Organised by the @royalmaltayachtclub, the lap of Sicily takes competitors through the Strait of Messina, past the shadow of Mount Etna, around the active volcano of Stromboli, along the north and west coasts of Sicily down to the island of Lampedusa, off Tunisia, before returning to Valletta and its ancient, massively fortified city walls. It is renowned for its unpredictable and rapidly changing weather. - 2019 marks the 40th edition of this epic offshore. The race starts on Saturday 19 October. - #RORCracing #RolexMiddleSeaRace 📸 @rolex / @kurtarrigo
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

#Repost @rolex - “Over the past 60 years, Rolex has forged a privileged relationship with yachting out of a natural affinity with the sport and its time-honoured values. Today, the brand is the committed partner of the most prestigious yacht clubs, institutions and regattas in the world, sharing the highest standards of excellence with the custodians of yachting’s finest spirit.” - @rorcracing thanks @rolex for their enduring relationship with this dynamic sport and the Rolex Fastnet Race. - #RolexFastnetRace
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

This Friday at RORC Cowes, @whsailing will share his experiences and learnings of campaigning the discipline of short-handed racing. - Will Harris has campaigned in the discipline of short-handed offshore racing for the past 5 years, working towards the solo round the world race, the @vendeeglobe2020 - Free for members to attend, £5 for non members. - #rorcracing
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Counting down the days to the next epic offshore ⏳ - The 6th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA) will start on 23rd November 2019. - #rorctransatlanticrace
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

64 entries in the RORC Cherbourg Race enjoyed a beautiful sunset, hiking out for a beat up the Solent, before cracking sheets for a night race to Cherbourg at high speed under a waxing moon. 🌅 - A spinnaker reach in 10-15 knots of westerly breeze produced a fast ride across the English Channel. As the majority of the fleet approached the finish, the breeze veered north, creating a tactical finale of gybing to stay at the optimal angle and in the best pressure. - Mark Emerson's A13 Phosphorus II is the overall winner of the 2019 RORC Cherbourg Race, having scored the best corrected time under @ircrating. - #rorcracing 📸 Rick Tomlinson . . . #sailboat #sunset #yachting #nature #sun #instagood #love #beach #water #sailing #boating #boats #beautiful #sailor #yachtlife #picoftheday #adventure #sky #blue #sailingstagram #sailingboat #boatlife #france #cherbourg #mothernature #yachtphotography #fun #yachtstagram #goldenhour

The latest about #rolexfastnetrace on Twitter

Absurd - Mich (@qualityisarul3)

RT @ROLEX: Since 2001, the #RolexFastnetRace has been a cornerstone of our association with #Yachting. The world's biggest offshore race is…

CapVG20 (@CapVG20)

Le bateau PRB confirme, lui aussi, son statut de gros client en vue du #VG2020. Le duo Escoffier/Lunven avait déjà terminé 2ème de la #RolexFastnetRace cet été, la précédente épreuve du circuit Imoca.

Prima Jewelry (@JewelryPrima)

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