NEWS 6th Aug 2013

Sail 4 Cancer's Rolex Fastnet 2013

Frequently referred to as the 'Everest' of competitive sailing, the Rolex Fastnet race is one of the most famous offshore yachting races in the world. Organised every two years by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and first contested in 1925, it is still one of the trickiest and most demanding sporting events that an individual or a team can aspire to today.

The Rolex Fastnet 2013 starts on Sunday August 11th 2013. Some 300 boats will race over 600 miles non-stop from Cowes along the south coast of Britain, past Land's End, across the Irish Sea and around the Fastnet Rock lighthouse just off the southern coast of Ireland. They return passing the Isles of Scilly and the Bishop's Rock lighthouse finishing in Plymouth. For most boats this will take between 4 and 5 days, pitting the crews in a constant physical and mental challenge against each other.

Sail 4 Cancer are delighted to have some fantastic individuals and crews who are not only challenging themselves to take part in this iconic race, but also raising funds for us at the same time. We wish them all the very best.

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