Rolex Fast­net Race

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The fo­cus of the yacht­ing world in Au­gust will be firmly on the Rolex Fast­net Race, one of the world’s great off­shore races. Spon­sored since 2001 by Rolex, a keen sup­porter of yacht­ing that also spon­sors other events such as the Syd­ney to Ho­bart Yacht Race, the race fol­lows a course of 608 nau­ti­cal miles ( 1,126km) from the yacht­ing hub of Cowes on the Isle of Wight to Land’s End, the most west­erly point of Eng­land. Held ev­ery two years, it forces com­peti­tors to deal with some se­ri­ously chal­leng­ing weather con­di­tions, of­ten sail­ing into the face of gale force winds. rolex­fast­ne­trace. com

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