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The Rolex Fastnet Race with record numbers

The Rolex Fastnet Race with record numbers

This year when registrations opened, they reached record numbers for the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race.
In one hour, 400 boats had entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club event, which this year will follow a route that ends this time in France.
From bow to bow aligned they represent almost 5 km of yachts, confirming the Rolex Fastnet Race as the largest and most popular offshore regatta in the world.

“It seems that everyone is positively looking forward to a sailing future without COVID-19 over their heads as we once again have a ‘sold out’ Rolex Fastnet Race, said RORC CEO Eddie Warden Owen. that we have more places available with our transfer from the finish line to Cherbourg, because we had the usual early rush for places, but it seemed more orderly than in the past, with more than 400 boats registered in less than an hour. Add to that the non-IRC fleets like the IMOCA and the Class40, plus the usual mix of multihulls, the count is around 500 boats whose crews want to experience the challenge of the Rolex Fastnet Race. ”

In three minutes, more than 200 entries had been registered, and it reached 370 in thirty minutes.



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