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Fast Net Race, Isle of Wight

Updated: Apr 7, 2020

The Rolex Fastnet Race is the most popular 600 mile offshore race in the world and alongside the Sydney Hobart and the Middle Sea Race is one of the most prestigious and challenging races available for offshore sailors.

Since the first Fastnet race in 1925, when just 7 yachts competed, it has provided sailors with the ultimate challenge of crossing the Irish Sea to the Fastnet Rock and back. From its small roots the 608nm biennial event now attracts over 250 of the world’s best racing yachts and crews. 


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