Tag: Rolex Fastnet Race

  • ClubSwan 125 Skorpios takes monohull line honours in the 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race

    ClubSwan 125 Skorpios takes monohull line honours in the 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race

    The ClubSwan 125, Nautor’s Swan flagship of the ClubSwan line, the high performance range of the Finnish yard, débuted remarkable success at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s premier event, the Rolex Fastnet Race. Launched last July at the BTC Yard in Pietarsaari, she has achieved the result hoped when she hit the water. Designed by Juan […]

  • Female participation strengthens in the Rolex Fastnet Race

    Female participation strengthens in the Rolex Fastnet Race

    In August a record fleet of 450 boats is expected to be on the start line of the world’s largest offshore yacht race, the Rolex Fastnet Race. Among the crews of this traditionally male-dominated sport, just over 10% will be women, according to present crew registration. While still a minority, this is nonetheless a strong […]

  • Rolex Fastnet Race adapts following border restrictions + RORC race updates

    Rolex Fastnet Race adapts following border restrictions + RORC race updates

    The next edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Sunday 8th August and for the first time in its history, the race will finish in Cherbourg, France. In the current health context, the organisers are taking all the necessary steps to welcome the competitors in the best conditions. The French Government this week […]

  • World’s fastest sailboats sign up for Rolex Fastnet Race

    World’s fastest sailboats sign up for Rolex Fastnet Race

    While the Vendée Globe grabbed headlines over the winter with a record fleet of 31 boats, France boasts a yet more extraordinary fleet of boats – the Ultimes. Developed over the last 30 years by teams attempting to break the non-stop round the world record, the Jules Verne Trophy, these giant 32m long by 23m […]

  • Dutch Veronica Race qualifies for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021

    Dutch Veronica Race qualifies for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021

    The Dutch offshore Veronica Race is accepted as qualification opportunity for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021. Several qualifying offshore sailing races in the Netherlands had to be cancelled due to the Covid restrictions. Many subscripted teams to the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021 had difficulty to collect their required offshore nautical miles. The RORC recently confirmed […]

  • Rolex Fastnet Race entry numbers smash all records

    Rolex Fastnet Race entry numbers smash all records

    Like tickets to Glastonbury, registration opened on the dot of 1000 UTC today for this summer’s Rolex Fastnet Race and speedily sold out. Within an hour an unprecedented 400 boats had entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, which this year will follow a route finishing for the first time in France. Bow to […]

  • VIDEO: Prepare to register for the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race

    VIDEO: Prepare to register for the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race

    With less than one month to go until entry opens for the 48th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the RORC Race Team are concerned there will be a repeat of the 2019 rush to enter when the race became oversubscribed in less than 5 minutes. In order to secure a place when registration opens […]

  • VIDEO: 49th Rolex Fastnet Race – one year to go!

    VIDEO: 49th Rolex Fastnet Race – one year to go!

    In one year’s time a new era will begin for the world’s largest offshore yacht race. On 8 August 2021, the Rolex Fastnet Race will set sail from Cowes bound for the Fastnet Rock as usual, but then, once the boats have rounded Bishop Rock, they will, for the first time in the race’s 96 […]

  • Cherbourg will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2021 and 2023

    Cherbourg will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2021 and 2023

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), organisers of the Rolex Fastnet Race, announced at a press conference today that the City of Cherbourg will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race for the 2021 and 2023 editions of the biennial race. The move encourages and secures the future development of the race and will […]

  • Rolex Fastnet Race: Winners return to the Rolex Fastnet Race

    Rolex Fastnet Race: Winners return to the Rolex Fastnet Race

    While the toughest competition in the Rolex Fastnet Race will be within the individual classes, the ultimate kudos comes from winning the Fastnet Challenge Cup, the outright prize for IRC corrected time for the world’s largest offshore yacht race. The challenge will be all the harder for this year’s race has an immense fleet of […]