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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

#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
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

The latest about #rolexfastnetrace on Twitter

Prima Jewelry (@JewelryPrima)

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Tony Van Phuc Allen (@halfvietguy)

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

Servane Escoffier (@ServaneEscoffie)

RT @ImocaGS: 🏁 4e place pour @LouisBurtonOff ! 👏 #RolexFastnetRace

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