A most rewarding week two of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for the maxi yachts concluded with an easterly eventually filling in to provide 45 of the world’s largest sailing yachts with a last opportunity to put points on the scoreboard
The wind off Porto Cervo never filled in on the final day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Thus, following Friday’s layday, the results at the end of play on Thursday stand.
With a fine turn-out plus integrating the Wallys into the IRC maxi fleets, racing feels very different at this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Tom Kneen’s JPK 11.80 Sunrise has been crowned overall winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Kneen is the first British winner of the race since Charles Dunstone and his maxi Nokia Enigma in 2003.
RORC Commodore James Neville whose Judel/Vrolijk-designed HH42 finished the Rolex Fastnet Race leader of IRC One, both on the water and under IRC corrected time.
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s ClubSwan 125 Skorpios took line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race Tuesday evening, after crossing the finish line in Cherbourg at 2015 BST.
The latest arrival into Cherbourg, finishing at 15:22 BST Tuesday afternoon, was the on-the-water leader in the MOCRA class.
The extraordinary 32m long Ultime Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the finish of the Rolex Fastnet Race this evening (Monday 9 August) at 20:24:54 BST, setting a new record
Russian Dmitry Rybolovlev’s brand new ClubSwan 125 Skorpios became the first monohull to round the Fastnet Rock on Monday evening.
While the majority of the Rolex Fastnet Race fleet is still toughing it out in the Channel, at 08:00 BST this morning Maxi Edmond de Rothschild was the first Ultime to reach the Fastnet Rock.
Images from the Rolex Fastnet Race start off Cowes, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.