What is the Fastnet sailing race?

Founded in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race is a biennial offshore yacht race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club of the United Kingdom with the assistance of the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes and the city of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin in France. The race is named after the Fastnet Rock, which the race course rounds.

What category is the Fastnet Race?

Category 2
The Rolex Fastnet Race is organised in accordance with Category 2 of the World Sailing Special Regulations with RORC Prescriptions.

How many boats are in the Fastnet Race?

With 450+ yachts entered in this year’s 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial flagship event has consolidated its position as the biggest offshore yacht race in the world.

How many days is the Fastnet Race?

five days
The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the world’s most prestigious and challenging Races yacht races. Since its establishment in 1925 the Fastnet Race has provided thousands of sailors with the ultimate challenge of rounding the Fastnet Rock. Racing hard for over 600 miles for five days gives this race its tough reputation.

Where does the Rolex Fastnet Race start?

The Fastnet Race takes place every two years over a course of 608 nautical miles (1,126 km). The race starts off Cowes on the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England at the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Who won the Fastnet Race 2021?

Tom Kneen’s JPK
Tom Kneen’s JPK 11.80 Sunrise has been crowned overall winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021.

Where does the Fastnet race end?

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.

Who won the Fastnet 2021?

Tom Kneen’s JPK 11.80 Sunrise

Where does the Fastnet Race end?

Who won the Fastnet?

(August 13, 2021) – Tom Kneen’s JPK 11.80 Sunrise has been crowned overall winner of the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race.

When did the International Fastnet Race take place?

During the night of Monday 13 August and Tuesday 14 August, storm force winds gusting to hurricane force, struck the south western approaches while the international Fastnet Race fleet of 303 yachts took place.

What are the landmarks of the Fastnet Race?

This change also increases the course distance to over 700 nautical miles (1,300 km). Coastal landmarks passed along the route include: The Needles, Portland Bill, Start Point, The Lizard, Land’s End, the Fastnet Rock, Bishop’s Rock off the Scillies and Cherbourg breakwater.

How many boats entered the Fastnet race in 2011?

A record number of 320 boats entered the 2011 race – the largest total since the ill-fated 1979 race (303 entries). A total of nineteen nations were represented, with the bulk of entries still from Britain and France.

What’s the record for the Fastnet monohull race?

The Fastnet Monohull Race record was set at 42hrs 39min by Volvo Open 70 “Abu Dhabi”, skippered by Ian Walker. Plymouth Yacht Haven was selected as host port RORC Increased the number of entries to meet demands.