A Friendly Fast­net

SAIL - - Under Sail -

It was a rel­a­tively trou­ble-free Rolex Fast­net Race this past sum­mer, with no ma­jor gales or any mas­sive wind­less park­ing lots in the English Chan­nel. How­ever, that made it no less com­pet­i­tive as the 368-boat fleet found it­self first bash­ing up­wind for days on end, then deal­ing with a se­ries of squalls and in­creas­ingly shifty breezes as the race pro­gressed. Here, the spec­tac­u­lar 115ft su­pery­acht Nikata rounds iconic Fast­net Rock, the mid­point of the 605-mile off­shore clas­sic. For more on the race, visit rolex­fast­ne­trace.com

Photo by Kurt Ar­rigo

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