Fastnet Race på J/35 Chosi VI

Off Cowes, the rain stopped and the sun came out for today’s start of the world’s largest offshore race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. In the end, 335 boats set sail for Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock off south-west Ireland, with 292 racing for overall honours under IRC rating and a further 43 non-IRC boats.