31 Jul '13, 7am

Women sailors take on the challenge of the Rolex FastNet Race #sailing #fastnet

Women sailors take on the challenge of the Rolex FastNet Race #sailing #fastnet

Thanks to Suzanne and Alan for this latest sailing update. Ed This year’s Rolex Fastnet Race will see a number of women sailors taking part, when the world’s largest offshore race sets sail from Cowes on Sunday 11th August. With the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event breaking new records in terms of the size of its fleet, this biennial race from Cowes to the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland and back around the Isles of Scilly to Plymouth, has attracted several well known women to take part. Spindrift 2 largest boat The largest boat on the start line will be the 40m trimaran Spindrift 2, which as Maxi Banque Populaire in 2011 completed the course in just 32 hours 48 minutes. Since the last race, this, the fastest offshore boat in the world, has been sold to the Franco-Swiss Spindrift racing team. Her new co-skippers are Yann Guichard and Dona Bertarelli, whose broth...

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