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Redesmere in the 50th Fastnet Race

Published 9:28am on 22 Jul 2023
Rolex Fastnet Race

Good Wind for Redesmere Members

Ian White and Tom Brindley, both members of Redesmere Sailing Club are going to take part in the Fastnet Race this year. This year will be the 50th Aniversary of the the biannual race. Sailors from all over the World take part in this very challenging Offshore Race around the Fastnet Rock.Everyone at Redesmere wishes them a safe passage and favourable winds.

The Race starts on Saturday 22nd July, 13.00 and their progress can be tracked using the following link: can then Open the Race Tracker and Hooligan VIII can then be found!

historic 50th edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Rolex Fastnet Race sets sail with the first start at 1300 BST this Saturday (22 July) from Cowes, Isle of Wight bound for Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France via the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland.

With more than 450 entries, this special anniversary race will have a record-sized fleet, up from the previous record of 388 set in pre-COVID 2019. The Rolex Fastnet Race is by far the world's largest offshore yacht race in terms of participants.The line-up ranges in size from the world's fastest offshore race boats, the French 32m long flying Ultim trimarans, likely to cover the 695 mile course in a little over a day, down to 30ft cruiser-racers and classics, such as the Australian 9m long 1932 classic Maluka, which could take six days.

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