J/105 Wins Doublehanded in Difficult ROLEX Fastnet Race

J/105 Wins Doublehanded in Difficult ROLEX Fastnet Race

The Rolex Fastnet Race celebrated its 90th birthday in 2015. The founding fathers of the club and its flagship event would have been in awe of their creation with 300 boats signing up within just 24 minutes of the entry list opening in January, a record-sized fleet of 356 boats starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron line making the Rolex Fastnet Race by far the largest of the world's classic 600 mile offshore races, in terms of participation. Stuart Childerley and Kelvin Rawlings took victory in the two-handed class aboard their J/105 Jester. Childerley and Rawlings' performance was such that they also ended up top British boat, finishing fourth overall under IRC. Yvonne Beusker and Edith Voskamp's J/105 Panther finished 38th in class and were, in fact, top women's team in the entire race! Read about their journeys at https://www.facebook.com/panthersailingteam.   Complete regatta stories, photos, videos and results

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