Competition for overall victory in the Rolex Fastnet Race is heating up
Cherbourg, 12 August 2021 – The competition for overall victory in the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race is heating up. During last night and this morning, a number of yachts have staked a claim, but at the end of the fifth day of racing, Tom Kneen’s British entry Sunshine, a JPK1180 holds top spot.
More than half the 337-boat fleet are still at sea and after being held up overnight by a windless ridge covering the Isles of Scilly, they are well on their way to the finish in Cherbourg. The next arrivals will determine the destination of the Fastnet Challenge Cup.
First held in 1925, the Rolex Fastnet Race is organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Rolex has partnered the event since 2001 and the biennial offshore race is one of the foundations of the Swiss Watchmaker’s six-decade-long association with the sport of yachting. 2021 marks a significant chapter in the race history, with the finish in Cherbourg, France rather than Plymouth, England.
Follow the race, track the fleet via: www.rolexfastnetrace.com