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ROLEX Fastnet Race 2019 - Change of Date  

Rolex Fastnet Race © Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex

The 2019 edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Saturday 3rd August 2019, which is two weeks earlier than the original published date.

Unusually, the race will now run the week before Lendy Cowes Week, whose dates remain unchanged, starting on Saturday 10th August. This break with tradition, in consultation with Lendy Cowes Week, has been made for a number of reasons, including weather concerns over late August.

"We have been wrestling with this decision over the summer and particularly the relative timing with other events in Cowes and the Solent," said RORC Commodore Steven Anderson. "A late August start has weather implications for our big fleet and we anticipated running into the summer bank holiday would cause difficulty for many participants. Bringing the race forward by two weeks addresses these issues and allows us to encourage the fleet into Cowes in the pre-race days before the start.”

Commenting on the change of date RORC Racing Manager Chris Stone said:

“Bringing the race forward to Saturday 3rd August will give more time for those competitors who wish to race in Lendy Cowes Week. The prize giving in Plymouth will now be held on Thursday 8th August and this will allow competitors to make the journey back to the Solent in time to join the racing.”

fsnt17cb 23160 1More detailed information and the official Notice of Race will become available very soon on the Rolex Fastnet Race website: http://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/

 

Lady Mariposa wins the Cherbourg Race

Ker 46 Lady Mariposa overall winner of the 2018 Cherbourg Race. (RORC/Rick Tomlinson)

A magnificent collage of spinnakers heralded the start of the 2018 Cherbourg Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Seventy teams set off east in the Solent with a flooding tide for the 80 nautical mile race across the English Channel.

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Last Blast to Cherbourg

Noel Racine's JPK 10.10 Foggy Dew © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com

The Cherbourg Race is the last of the UK-based races of the RORC Season’s Points Championship with the final race, the Rolex Middle Sea Race, taking place in October.

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Simply the best

Overall winner of the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra © Paul Wyeth

Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra is the overall winner of the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Pata Negra scored the best corrected time for yachts racing under the IRC Rating Rule for the 1,805 nautical mile non-stop race.

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Hooligan VII wins De Guingand Bowl

Edward Broadway's Ker 40 Hooligan VII (RORC/Paul Wyeth)

The Royal Ocean Racing Club's offshore racing season continued over the Bank Holiday Weekend with the 11th race of the RORC Season's Points Championship. The 2018 De Guingand Bowl Race was won overall, under IRC, by Ed Broadway's Ker 40 Hooligan VII. Ross Hobson's Seacart 30 Buzz took Line Honours in the Multihull Class, and Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, skippered by Nigel King, took Line Honours in the Monohull Class.

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UK

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The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

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RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
UK

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 http://www.rorcrating.com

Royal Ocean Racing Club - since 1925

The RORC was founded in 1925 to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation of sailing vessels in which speed and seaworthiness are combined. Today the club encourages ocean, long distance and other forms of yacht racing and yachting activity.