Founded in 1925, the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race is revered by sailors worldwide as a supreme test of seamanship. Starting from the Isle of Wight in southern England, this 695-nautical mile offshore classic pushes the big fleet of Corinthian and professional crews to their limits, exposing them to challenging Atlantic weather systems as they negotiate the open waters of the Celtic Sea before rounding the mythical Fastnet Rock off the southern tip of Ireland. In 2021, Tom Kneen and the British crew of Sunrise lifted the coveted Fastnet Challenge Cup after taking overall honours on corrected time. The race – which exceptionally finished in Cherbourg, France, rather than Plymouth – marked 20 years of Rolex’s partnership with the event and its organizer, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, as part of its wide-ranging support for yachting dating back more than 60 years.
Två av mina favoritprofiler, Henry Bomby och Shirley Robertson, seglar Fastnet tillsammans ❤️❤️❤️ A unique inside look as pro sailors Henry Bomby and Shirley Robertson take on the legendary blue water classic – the Rolex Fastnet Race. Having trained throughout the summer, Double Handed offshore team of Shirley Robertson and Henry Bomby were determined to […]
Rolex Fastnet Race kom iväg igår i tufft väder. Alla svenska båtar med i racet, och några ligger bra till efter första natten. IRC1 – Matador 5:a, Jolene 19:e. Jag tittade snabbt på en routing för dem, och det ser ut att bli en hanterbar kryss som övergår till sträckbog halvvägs över till Fastnet Rock, […]