A major clash of the titans will take place between two of the world’s fastest maxi-monohulls at August’s 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.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s De Guingand Bowl Race started in light conditions, with the wind speed increasing later in the race to about 15 knots and veering south.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the De Guingand Bowl Race, which will start on Saturday June 26th from the RYS Line, Cowes.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship is underway in the Solent. Two windward leeward races, followed by a reaching start for a two-hour round the cans finale, gave the RORC fleet a variety of racing.
The first edition of the RORC IRC National Championship was held in 1999 and for over 20 years a huge variety of yachts have enjoyed success winning the right to be named national champions.
Almost six months after they competed in the world’s most brutal race, the singlehanded non-stop lap of the planet that is the Vendée Globe, many of the IMOCA fleet will be returning to the race course for the first time in August’s Rolex Fastnet Race.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the Morgan Cup Race, which will start on Friday June 11th and finish at the historic town of Dartmouth, Devon.
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.
The Royal Ocean Racing Club offshore programme is in full race mode this weekend with 127 boats expected on the Royal Yacht Squadron Line for the 230nm race around the Eddystone Lighthouse.