Fastnet Race: It’s Good to be Fast:
Cowes, UK (August 7, 2017) – At 15:49:37 BST Tony Lawson’s MOD70 trimaran Concise 10 became the first boat to round the Fastnet rock off southwest Ireland. At the time the next boat in the race, George David’s Rambler 88 was 111 miles astern. However, thanks to their upwind passage, their time of 28 hours 49 minutes was well outside of record to the Rock of 22 hours and 21 minutes, set in 2011 by the Loick Peyron-skippered 40m Banque Populaire Maxi trimaran.
Earlier in the day off the Irish coast, Concise’s Jonny Malbon reported that they were sailing in 13-15 knot westerly winds and generally it was going well. “Off Land’s End it got a bit funky as …
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PHOTOS: Start of Rolex Fastnet Race 2017:
A record-sized fleet of 368 boats started the 603nm Rolex Fastnet Race on August 6, 2017.
Photo: © ROLEX | CARLO BORLENGHI