For many the Fastnet is more than just a race, many are competing to fulfil a personal challenge or to tick off a race from their ‘bucket list’! All of our teams did amazingly and successfully finished the race- despite many experiencing a bumpy ride across the Celtic sea, with some crew suffering from sea sickness along the way. The 2019 Fastnet was a quick race with many race records crumbling.
VO65’d – Team Brunel & Ambersail
Robi and crew racing on Team Brunel loved every second of sailing on the Volvo 65!
Ocean Challenge Yacht Club were the 1st Volvo 65 and the first Polish boat to cross the finish line! The Ocean Challenge Yacht Club are now eager to take on their next sailing adventure and are looking at competing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race in October.
“We return to Poland richer with great experiences and worthy of the highest class of sea races.”
China Sailing on Pata Negra successfully completed the course and championed the other Chinese entry, whilst collecting some amazing memories captured in some great photos and videos.
China Sailing team cannot wait to race in the Newport Bermuda in 2020.
Catherine and Patrick Keohane thoroughly enjoyed their campaign and achieved their goal of being in the top one third of class First 40’s.
They are eager to compete in the Rolex Middle Sea Race in October.
All of our of teams have expressed how much they have enjoyed the whole experience and can not wait to get back on the water!
We look forward to racing with them again in the future!
A great achievement for all on all parts!
October 19 – October 26
Are you ready to compete in the Rolex Middle Sea Race? Starting from the Grand Harbour in Valletta, beneath Fort St Angelo and the Saluting Battery, the fleet heads northeast along the coast of Sicily, towards the Straits of Messina. You can usually spot Mount Etna and hear the Volcano rumble.