Fastnet 2019

26 Jul 2019 07:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Big One

340 IRC entrants are setting off on 3 August for the Fastnet Challenge Cup in the world's largest offshore yacht race - including an unprecedented entry of 'non-IRC' boats, mostly from France. 

27 IMOCA 60s and a handful of 100ft+ maxi trimaran ‘Ultimes’ (the world's largest and fastest offshore racing boats) will also be taking part in an attempt to beat the current record of 32 hrs 48 mins at an average speed of 18.5 knots, set in 2011 by Banque Populaire V.

An unusually large number of British female skippers, including Sam Davies and Pip Hare, will be competing.

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