03 August 2019

The 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race Starting Aug 3, LIVE Feed

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 8 August – Burnishing the Legend

Aug 8, 2019: The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of sailing’s ultimate challenges: a racecourse that has achieved mythic status, a turning mark that is a true icon in sport and a near 100-years of history and tradition. The 48th edition attracted a record fleet of 388 yachts, of which 333 competed for the overall win on handicap. Conditions this year properly tested competitors from around the world. Professional and Corinthian crews alike experienced a broad range of weather and sea states; all had to overcome the notorious tidal and tactical challenges presented by the famous course. Records were broken, superlative performance converted into triumph and across the fleet endeavour was rewarded. An enduring legend has been polished once again.

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 7 August – Wizard Leaves Fleet Spellbound

Aug 7, 2019: The 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race has been won by David and Peter Askew’s 21.5 meter (70-foot) Maxi yacht Wizard. Finishing third on the water behind her larger rivals Rambler and SHK Scallywag, she is the first American yacht to win the race overall since Great News in 1989.

Prevailing from an international fleet of 388 yachts is a remarkable achievement. The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the world’s legendary and most challenging contests. Wizard’s crew can be rightly proud of their accomplishment and for fully embracing the characteristics required to succeed in discipline of offshore racing: preparedness, determination, endurance and skill. It was not an easy win. Conditions at the Fastnet Rock on the second day were some of the worst in recent years with strong wind and steep waves testing the commitment of the crews. Wizard’s position at the top of the podium was challenged hard, not least by French yacht Bretagne Telecom, which finished second overall, a mere 45 minutes behind and British yacht Tala, a further 45 minutes back. The victory adds further lustre to the enduring and continuing history of the race.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 6 August – Tough, Inspiring and Recognizable

Aug 6, 2019: As the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race moves through its fourth day, the flood of arrivals continues. The window of opportunity for those pursuing overall victory is narrowing and, after four days, crews still at sea are beginning to tire. Finishing well is dependent upon full commitment to performing at the best of one's ability and remaining resolute until the finish. The American yacht Wizard is currently in top spot, but the prevailing characteristic of Rolex Fastnet Race crews is to persevere to the very end, meaning the result remains in the balance. Nearly a century old, the Rolex Fastnet Race remains one the most inspiring and recognizable offshore racecourses in the world. Supported by Rolex since 2001, the race is organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and the 2019 race has attracted a record fleet of 388 yachts ready and willing to test themselves against one of the toughest of offshore races.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 5 August – Monohull Line Honours

 Aug 5, 2019: For the second time in a row, George David and the crew of the 27-metre (88-foot) Maxi yacht Rambler has secured the Line Honours trophy in the Rolex Fastnet Race. Once again, though, they were thwarted in the pursuit of the monohull race record; this time missing out by one hour, 16 minutes. Setting a new fastest time to the Fastnet Rock, it looked likely that the benchmark for the race as a whole might fall. As it was, Rambler found herself engaged in an intense, three way tussle for the lead and, even as the opportunity to improve on the race time faded, the challenge to be first home intensified. Finishing the 605nm course in one day, 19 hours, 55 minutes, Rambler held off her closest rivals, Scallywag and Wizard. With line honours resolved, attention turns to the overall win on handicap. The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the preeminent stages for offshore racing. With challenging wind and sea conditions in the Celtic Sea, the fleet still racing will have to exhibit all the determination and perseverance that have characterized this legendary race since it was first held in 1925.  Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the race has been partnered by Rolex since 2001.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 – 4 August – Multihull Race Record Broken

Aug 4, 2019: Co-skippered by round the world race winners, Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secured Multihull Line Honours in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday afternoon. Finishing the 605nm course in 1 day 4 hours 2 minutes, the 30.5-metre (100-foot) French Ultime trimaran eclipsed the previous race record by some four hours. Out on the course, monohull Line Honours continues to be contested by three Maxis – the the 30.5-metre (100-foot) Scallwag, the Volvo 70 Wizard and the 27 m (88 ft) Rambler. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and partnered by Rolex since 2001, the race attracts a broad range of entries passionate about taking on the legendary test. Away from the leaders, the majority of the 388 yacht fleet are still sailing towards the race’s emblematic landmark, the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland.

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 Multihull Line Honours Winner: Maxi Edmond De Rothschild (RORC 4 Aug 2019 video): The 32m long Ultim trimarans laid on a spectacular finish in this 48th Rolex Fastnet Race resulting in MACIF, the leader since rounding the Fastnet Rock earlier this morning, being beaten to the finish line in the last breath of the race by her arch-rival Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. As Maxi Edmond de Rothschild’s skipper Franck Cammas explained: “Just after they gybed onto the layline for the finish we crossed them and decided to overlay. It was our last chance to see if there was something still possible. But until five minutes before we finished we never thought it was possible!” For their endeavours the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crew won the Rolex Fastnet multihull trophy and were presented with a Rolex timepiece, ashore at Plymouth Yacht Haven.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 video 3 August--A spectacular start for an impressive fleet--The 48th edition of legendary Rolex Fastnet Race got underway today. First held in 1925, the race has achieved mythic status and each edition enriches the honour and legacy. A record fleet of 388 yachts crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron line off Cowes, separated into seven starts. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and partnered by Rolex since 2001, the race is a core element in the Swiss watchmaker's six-decade-long association with the sport. Featuring an array of the very best professional and Corinthian crews from around the world, 100 foot foiling multihulls are vying with similar-sized monohulls at the front. The smaller classes are filled with the traditional mix of the experienced, the intrepid and the adventurous. The winners will become legends.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 preview video. 2019 marks the 48th edition of biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1925 and partnered by Rolex since 2001. The 605nm race is a classic examination of strategy and skill attracting a mix of passionate Corinthians and professionals. This is offshore racing at its very best, with complex weather patterns and testing tidal currents to be negotiated. For Rolex, this type of sailing challenge lies at the heart of its enduring six-decade-long support for the sport. On Saturday, 3 August an intrepid fleet of 400 yachts will set sail from Cowes, on the south coast of the United Kingdom, bound for the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland and the return. leg to the finish in Plymouth. Start Date & Times: Saturday 3 Aug 2019 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race Start from 12:30 - 14:00 (local time Cowes, England).

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