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Rolex Fastnet Race: Smooth start

Published on August 11th, 2013

(August 11, 2013) – The 45th Rolex Fastnet Race got underway following the largest and most impressive start in the event’s 87-year history. 335 yachts set off on the legendary 611-nautical mile race from Cowes, Isle of Wight to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland. The fleet’s fastest boats, the multihulls, featuring Spindrift 2, the largest yacht in attendance at 131-ft, and Banque Populaire were first away. Seven more starts followed over a two-hour period with the largest monohulls in the final group. – Full report

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