Latest...

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle

TFE LIVE: Today, Richard Pound (CAN), longest serving member of the IOC, with his views on the postponed 2020 Olympics and the impact on International...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TFE LIVE: Today, Terry Hutchinson (USA), Skipper and Executive Director of NYYC's American Magic with his personal "Cupdate" and insight...

Friday, May 8, 2020

TFE LIVE: Today, Vittorio d'Albertas (ITA), sailmaker and budding YouTube star, live via Skype from Savona with his insight into the COVID crisis...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

SAIL GP: Pulling the plug on 2020; completed Sydney event won by Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) is "null and void"

Monday, May 4, 2020

WORLD SAILING: Another U-turn by "Chaotic Kim" Andersen (DEN); the WS President now admits that no CEO will be hired until late 2021

Monday, April 20, 2020

1/2
Please reload

Rolex Fastnet: France claim Challenge Cup for third consecutive time

Friday, August 11, 2017

 

PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, GBR – For a third time running the Rolex Fastnet Race has been a story of French domination, Le Tricolor flying on this occasion from the top spot in IRC 1, 2, 3 and 4, the Class40 and IMOCA 60, the Two Handed and IRC Overall. Even the Chinese boat, Dongfeng Race Team, that won Volvo 65 competition had a largely French crew. This left IRC Zero to American Ron O'Hanley's Cookson 50 PRIVATEER, while, surprisingly, the only British class victory went to Tony Lawson's (GBR) MOD 70 trimaran CONCISE 10, in the usually French-strong Multihull Class. Early on, the overall prize looked set to be a big boat affair with both the JV 115 NIKATA and George David's (USA, NYYC) maxi RAMBLER 88 leading until the run back from the Fastnet Rock favoured the medium-sized boats.  –James Boyd writing for the Sail-World.com website today. Full story. Photos courtesy of ELWJ Photography / RORC.

 

RORC Commodore Michael Boyd presents Didier Gaudoux (FRA), owner and skipper of LANN AEL 2, with the Fastnet Challenge Cup and ROLEX timepiece as the overall winner of the 47th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race.

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload