PHOTOS: Start of Rolex Fastnet Race 2017
Published on August 6th, 2017
A record-sized fleet of 368 boats started the 603nm Rolex Fastnet Race on August 6, 2017.
Photo: © ROLEX | CARLO BORLENGHI
Background: The 603nm Rolex Fastnet Race is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and just 7 boats sailed in the first race in 1925. The race has been sponsored since 2001 by Rolex SA of Geneva and is legendary within the world of ocean racing. The 47th edition of the biennial race will start off the Royal Yacht Squadron line, Cowes, Isle of Wight on Sunday 6th August 2017. It is the largest offshore race in the world and attracts the most diverse fleet of yachts.