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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

The latest pictures from Facebook

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The latest pictures from Instagram

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
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Just an #AC75 appreciation post for your feed 🤩 - 📸 @americascup / @emiratesteamnz
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

#Repost @ircrating - Reminiscing about the good times...😌⛵ - Richard Matthews’ first Fastnet was 50 years ago, and this year he raced for the 23rd time on board Oystercatcher 33️, pictured here rounding the rock! - #IRCrating #RolexFastnetRace © ROLEX/Kurt Arrigo . . . #yachting #yachts #superyachts #yachtrace #ocean #waves #water #sail #sailing #sea #sun #fastnetrace #yachtphotography #superyachts #supermaxi #imoca60 #multihull #yachtsofinstagram #sundown #fastnet #goldenhour #boat #travel #mothernature #summer #dusk #maxiyachts
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The @rolex Fastnet Race was a magnificent showcase of the complete range of offshore racing hardware, from French state of the art racers like the Ultims, IMOCA 60s and Class40s, to the bulk of entries in the huge IRC fleet, competing for the race’s top prize - the Fastnet Challenge Cup. - It also confirmed the Rolex Fastnet Race’s position as the world’s largest offshore race with 388 starters, setting a new record, up from the 362 of 2017. - Full story via the link in our bio. - #RolexFastnetRace 📸 Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi . . . #yachting #yachts #superyachts #yachtrace #ocean #waves #water #sail #sailing #sea #sun #fastnetrace #yachtphotography #superyachts #supermaxi #instamood #bestoftheday #rolex #imoca60 #multihull #yachtsofinstagram #sundown #fastnet #goldenhour #boat #mothernature #summer #dusk #maxiyachts
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Moments in time - Pata Negra. - #RolexFastnetRace 📸 Wang Bo/China Sailing
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

“Cabin crew seats for take off.” ✈️ - @gitanateam #RolexFastnetRace 🚁📹 @yriou
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Take us back already 🥰⛵️🌊 - #RolexFastnetRace ©️ @rolex / @kurtarrigo
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

An epic edition of the worlds largest offshore race. The fastest monohulls, the mightiest monohulls, and a collection of thousands of sailors from across the world...professional, corinthian, family and friends, all of which who made the 48th edition so special. Thank you. #RolexFastnetRace © ROLEX
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

"France dominate an international top 10!" 🏆🇫🇷 - The top ten of the overall IRC corrected time rankings for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race have proved to be quite an international affair. Not only did the Stars & Stripes take line honours with Rambler 88, but also overall victory in the race and IRC Zero, won by the VO70 Wizard. - France claims half the spots in the top ten, starting with the Mach 45 Bretagne Telecom skippered by boat builder Nicolas Groleau, who has now completed six editions of the race aboard his Sam Manuard-designed canting keeler. - Runner-up to Wizard this year, Groleau’s persistence will surely be rewarded one day with outright victory. This year Bretagne Telecom enjoyed a close battle with the longer Cookson 50 canting keel one designs. “Close reaching, the Cooksons are faster,” said Groleau. “We were faster downwind and reaching - this boat is a rocket downwind and we really enjoyed the final run from the Scillies back to Plymouth.” - #RolexFastnetRace . . . #yachting #yachts #superyachts #yachtrace #ocean #waves #water #sail #sailing #sea #sun #fastnetrace #yachtphotography #superyachts #supermaxi #instamood #bestoftheday #rolex #imoca60 #multihull #yachtsofinstagram #fastnet #goldenhour #boat #travel #mothernature #summer #dusk #maxiyachts
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

It has been five days since the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race and almost all the yachts have crossed the finish line off Plymouth and are enjoying the hospitality of the Fastnet Race Village. Tonight they will be treated to the Prizegiving in the Race Village, followed by a Crew Party with live music. - 🏆 1800 - Prizegiving 🎶 1930 - Crew Party featuring Joey the Lips - All are welcome to come down and enjoy the event as we wrap up what has been an incredible #RolexFastnetRace! - 📸 RORC/Paul Wyeth
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

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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