First points on the board for PRB
The world’s largest offshore race, in terms of its participation, this week launched the 2015-6 IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship. Celebrating its 90th birthday this year, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock, had 356 entries, having attracted the largest and fastest multihulls and monohulls from around the world to small family cruisers. It provided an ideal platform to launch the new IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship.Read More
"On your marks, get set, go!"
For sailors, light winds and the mental complexity of finding breeze when there is none, can be more challenging than racing in heavy weather. Given this, the 2015-16 IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship will have a tough debut tomorrow when its first event, the Rolex Fastnet Race, starts from Cowes, Isle of Wight at 1210 BST (1310 in France).Read More
Rolex Fastnet Race: classic or modern boats?
Every two years the classic Rolex Fastnet Race rallies more than a hundred crews on a course unchanged since its inception: starting in Cowes off the Royal Yacht Squadron, down the Solent, following the Cornwall coastline, and rounding the Fastnet lighthouse before returning to Plymouth. But this 2015 edition, the first event of the 2015-2016 IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship, will be a twofold test for the IMOCA fleet.Read More