Open 60s rock the Fastnet Race

Published on August 14th, 2013

(August 14, 2013) – Hiding amid the big monohull finishers that arrived into Plymouth this morning in the 611nm Rolex Fastnet Race’s, the closest was between the top IMOCA 60s. Vendée Globe winners François Gabart and Michel Desjoyeaux on the former’s MACIF nipping her sistership Maître Coq by just 57 seconds. Most impressively the 60s beat both of the leading Mini Maxis, Bella Mente and Rán 2, as well as the two VO70s. At present, of the 336 starters, there have been just eight retirements. – Full report

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