Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 | The Spirit of Yachting

Skall vi enas om att CQS inte riktigt levererar, eller behöver man mer tid för att klura ut hur man skall segla den? På Fastnet var man marginellt snabbare än 115′ lyxyachten Nikata, Ker 56 Varuna eller IMOCA seglad på två man. Och långt efter Rambler 88.

Även Infiniti 46R verkar ha det svårt mot äldre designer som Cookson 50 eller Mach 45.

This episode of the Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series features the action and highlights of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. On 6 August, a record fleet of 362 yachts gathered off Cowes, the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom for the world’s largest offshore race. Of the 2,700 sailors taking part in the 603-nautical-mile offshore adventure, overall victory went to French yachtsman Didier Gaudoux. It was a dream made reality for the seasoned yachtsman who had set his sights on a Rolex Fastnet trophy and the accompanying Rolex timepiece as far back as the late 1970s. The 47th edition affirmed its status as one of the most demanding offshore races, a veritable benchmark on the international yachting calendar for almost a century.