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No play today – to the wire tomorrow

Racing for the FAST40+ Class at Lendy Cowes Week was called off early this morning, Thursday 3rd August. Gusts of over 30 knots were recorded on the Bramble Bank, and with every indication that the southwesterly buster would continue all day, the race committee called of racing for the day. Phil Hagen, Regatta Director, Cowes Week Limited confirmed that Race 6 was officially abandoned, mean...
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Dutch Delight – Day One Lendy Cowes Week

Bastiaan de Voogd's Dutch Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker was the winner on the first day of Lendy Cowes Week, taking Line Honours in just over five hours to win the Royal Southampton Yacht Club Hillhead Salver. Hitchhiker's Boat Captain, Rogier van Overveld, spoke about the Dutch team's win. “This is the first regatta with our new rig, since our previous rig was damaged in a winter storm. We got ...
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Signal 8 joins FAST40+ Class for Lendy Cowes Week

Thirteen examples of the FAST40+ Class will make up the largest Grand Prix class, racing at Lendy Cowes Week. From the 29th July to 4th August, the FAST40+ Class will be the first start of every day at Britain's most famous regatta. Racing a mixture of tight Solent courses, and longer coastal races, Lendy Cowes Week marks the third scoring regatta of the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit. Sir Keith Mil...
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Invictus wins the FAST40+ Cloudy Bay Trophy

2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 2(ii) Round the Island Race presented by Cloudy Bay FAST40+ Results 1342 yachts competed in this year's Round the Island Race, and nine of the top twenty yachts to finish were FAST40s. Sir Keith Mills' Ker40+ Invictus, helmed by Keith and his son Alex, took Line Honours for the FAST40+ Class, and the class win after IRC time correction to lift the FAST4...
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Slow Motion – Hand to Hand Combat

2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit ROUND 2(i) Hosted By the Royal Southern YC RESULTS With virtually no wind in The Solent this morning, the FAST40+ Fleet was kept ashore by PRO Tony Lovell until midday, but it was well worth the wait. A 6 knot northwesterly wind was just about sailable for the start of the first race and by the end of the second, and final race, the breeze piped up to 12 knot...
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Four FAST40s Fight for Glory

RORC IRC National Championship, incorporating the FAST40+ National Championship. DAY TWO – 23 June, 2017 Latest FAST40+ Results After six races in the championship, Johnny Vincent's Ker40+ Pace, still leads the FAST40+ fleet but their lead has been halved to just three points going into the final day. Pace started the day well scoring two second place results but a kite drop went bad...
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Pace Blitz on Day One

RORC IRC National Championship, incorporating the FAST40+ National Championship. DAY ONE – 23 June, 2017 Results DAY ONE “It is uncanny how this is always a windy regatta.” remarked Johnny Vincent, owner/driver of Ker40+ Pace, after scoring an impressive 2-2-1 in the FAST40+ Class on the first day the RORC IRC National Championship. “We didn't have a great start to the season, so it w...
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Preview 2017 FAST40+ National Championship

2017 FAST40+ National Championship Friday 23 - Sunday 25 June Hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club The 2017 FAST40+ National Championship will take place during the RORC IRC National Championship, with racing in the Solent over three days. A maximum of eight races are scheduled, including a variety of windward / leeward and round the buoys courses. Peter Morton's brand new Carkeek Mk...
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Invictus takes Wild West Shoot-Out

FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 1: RORC Vice Admiral's Cup Day Two The second day of racing in the Solent was held in solid breeze with Principle Race Officer, Stuart Childerley electing to send the fleet into the Western Solent for two 'round the cans' races. The breeze increased during the day. 12 knots from the southwest pumped up to 25 knots, and more in the squalls, for a full on foam up do...
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