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The 2018 FAST40+ Season kicks off this April with ten teams confirmed for the full season, and more for headline events. The thrilling fast-action owner driver class welcomes back its current members, and offers a warm reception to new teams to the circuit, notably Niklas & Catherine Zennstrom’s Rán Racing. Read more

The 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit kicks off this April, with thrilling high speed action for the owner driven class. The season has been extended to six scoring events, ending in October, to decide the overall FAST40+ Champion. For the 2018 season the majority of the events will be stand alone regattas including the FAST40+ National Championship, and the prestigious One Ton Cup.  Read more

Girls on Film win the battle – Invictus win the war

Sir Keith Mills’ Ker40+ Invictus, is the 2017 FAST40+ Champion, after winning the last race of the season, taking second place in Round 5, to clinch the overall title. Sir Keith Mills lifted the FAST40+ Trophy, and the Cloudy Bay Bowl, as winner for the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit.  Read more

FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 5 – Day One

A light shifting breeze was the order of the day, with plenty of wind holes, lulls and puffs, it was a day for shifting gears to make the most of the fickle conditions. Read more

2017 FAST40+ Season Decider

After six months of racing, it all comes down to this decider, with four teams in contention to be crowned overall champion. With five races scheduled and no discards-it’s going to the wire. Read more

HYS ONE TON CUP – Nerve Jangling Finale

Three races on Premier Composite Technologies Race Day, produced a nerve jangling finish to the HYS One Ton Cup. Bright sunshine and a shifting southerly breeze produced a highly strategic finale, before Peter Morton’s CF40+ Girls on Film, retained the HYS One Ton Cup, the first team to do so since 1993. Read more

News Flash Girls on Film Retain HYS One Ton Cup 

Peter Morton’s CF40+ Girls on Film

CREW:Peter Morton, Nat Ives, Ben Cornish, David Lenz, Jason Carrington, Nick Butt, Duncan Yeabsley, Darren Marston, Phil Pafford, Anthony Spillbeen, Toby Mumford. Read more

HYS One Ton Cup Grapefruit Graphics Race Day

Two longer round the cans races produced a different dynamic to the HYS One Ton Cup on Grapefruit Graphics Race Day. After a short postponement, a southwesterly breeze arrived at midday, piping up to 15 knots and gusting up to full on planing conditions by the close. Read more

HYS One Ton Cup TT Rigging Race Day

Three Windward Leeward races were fired off in quick succession by PRO Stuart Childerley and his team Racing was held in the central and eastern Solent, with a southwesterly breeze averaging 15 knots, and gusting over 20 knots. Read more

12 Teams to contest the HYS One Ton Cup

From Thursday 21st September, the FAST40+ Class will compete for the prestigious HYS One Ton Cup. Created by the Cercle de la Voile de Paris (CVP – Paris Yacht Club) in 1899, the One Ton Cup is steeped in history and reputation in the world of yacht racing. Read more

Girls on Film win Lendy Cowes Week – Full Report

Unique, fast, fun, and at times frustrating, there is nothing quite like Cowes Week, this year sponsored by Lendy. In the 12 strong FAST40+ Class, Peter Morton’s CF40+ Girls on Film, triumphed after a stunning display in medium to heavy air. Read more

NEWSFLASH – Girls on Film win Lendy Cowes Week

Peter Morton’s British CF40+ Girls on Film is the FAST40+ Class winner for Lendy Cowes Week, narrowly beating Sir Keith Mills’ Ker40+ Invictus. Read more

No play today-to the wire tomorrow

Phil Hagen, Regatta Director, Cowes Week Limited confirmed that Race 6 was officially abandoned, meaning there will be one more race scheduled to complete Lendy Cowes Week, for the FAST40+ Class. Read more

Fast and Furious at Lendy Cowes Week

The fifth race for the FAST40+ Class, at of Lendy Cowes Week, was held in atrocious conditions in the Central Solent. Fast and furious racing is the DNA of the FAST40+ Class, and today was not for the faint-hearted. Read more

Girls on Film – Head Turning on Ladies Day

Peter Morton’s British CF40+ Girls on Film, is the new leader of the FAST40+ Class racing at Lendy Cowes Week, appropriately on Ladies Day. Read More

Eastern Flight at Lendy Cowes Week

The 28 mile course sent the fleet as far east as Horse Sand Fort, and contained a large element of fast reaching legs. With 15-20 knots of wind speed, and little tide, the fleet were racing in flat open water. Read more


An incident packed second day at Lendy Cowes Week included Girls of Film hitting a rock on approach to a mark, a collision between Invictus and Rebellion at the same mark, plus 42 South snapping their rig, and a navigational error costing a round of drinks at the bar. Read more


Dutch Delight at 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. Read more

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. Read more

2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 2(ii)

Round the Island Race presented by Cloudy Bay

1342 yachts competed in this year’s Round the Island Race, and nine of the top twenty yachts to finish were FAST40s. Ker40+ Invictus, helmed by Alex Mills, took Line Honours for the FAST40+ Class, and the class win after IRC time correction to lift the FAST40+ Cloudy Bay Trophy. Read more

Slow Motion – Hand to Hand Combat

FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 2(i) Report: With virtually now 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. Read more

All-Round Test for FAST40+ Fleet

Racing for the FAST40+ Class continues next weekend, 30 June – July 01, with Round Two of the FAST40+ Race Circuit, consisting of one day of Windward Leeward racing, followed by the prestigious Round the Island Race, presented by Cloudy Bay. Read more

Pace wins the FAST40+ Nationals

Johnny Vincent’s British KER40+ Pace is the 2017 FAST40+ National Champion, holding onto the lead after a terrific battle in the last race of the regatta. Read more


Day Two FAST40+ Class – RORC IRC National Championship

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. Read more

Day One FAST40+ Class – RORC IRC National Championship

“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. Read more

Preview 2017 FAST40+ National Championship

The 2017 FAST40+ National Championship will take place during the RORC IRC National Championship, Friday 23 – Sunday 25 June, with racing in the Solent. A maximum of eight races are scheduled, including a variety of windward / leeward and round the buoys courses. Read more

Epic Win for Ino XXX

Powerful thunderstorms, driving rain and wind speeds ranging from thirty knots to complete shutdowns provided epic conditions for the 256-mile RORC Myth of Malham Race. James Neville’s FAST40+ Ino XXX won the gruelling marathon, correcting out under IRC to take the overall win in the 140 boat fleet. Read more

Invictus Celebrates in Cowes

Ker 40+ Invictus, helmed by Alex Mills has won the opening scoring round of the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit, winning the FAST40+ Class at the Royal Ocean Racing Club Vice Admiral’s Cup. Eleven teams took part and after eight races, five teams scored race wins, and nine teams scored podium finishes. Read more

Invictus Takes Wild West Shoot-Out

Day Two RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup.

The second day of racing in the Solent was held in solid breeze with Principle Race Officer, Stuart Childerley elected 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 downwind. Read more

Rebellion Quick Out of the Blocks

Day One RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup:

The first day of the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup was notable for shifting conditions, especially after the first race and the wind speed ranged from 7-16 knots to add to the conundrum for the eleven-strong FAST40+. Stewart Whitehead’s Carkeek 40+ came out of the blocks like a whippet, nailing the first two starts to score two bullets but gear failure hampered Rebellion at the start of the first race. Read more

11 Up for RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup

11 teams will be racing 20-21 May at the Vice Admiral’s Cup hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Read more

Final FAST40+ Spring Regatta

Hitchhiker was declared winner of the FAST40+ Spring Regatta at a prize giving ceremony hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Read more

Day One FAST40+ Spring Regatta

Just a few weeks ago, Bas de Voogd’s Hitchhiker was blown off its cradle and they were not sure if they would even make their debut in the class at the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, but it was the opposition that was blown away in the first two races. Read more

Preview FAST40+ Spring Regatta

The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley, sets the scene for the event. Read more

Cloudy Bay sponsors the FAST40+ Class

International award winning wine producer, Cloudy Bay, adds sponsorship of the growing FAST40+ Class UK circuit to its portfolio of sailing events. Read more

Day Two Report from the 2017 RORC Easter Challenge

Day Two saw another three races for the Fast40+ class in conditions that ranged from 10-17 knots. Read more

FAST40+ take to the Water for the RORC Easter Challenge

After a busy winter with lots of the FAST40+ race teams carrying out some exciting developments to their boats, 6 of the teams are ready to hit the water for early season racing for the RORC Easter Challenge which takes place between 14th and 16th April in the Solent. Read more

Tokoloshe and Zephyr put on their war paint for Easter

News from two teams hard at work at HYS in Hamble and a new FAST40+ club member Southern Ropes. Read more

Henri Lloyd joins forces with FAST40+

Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd is delighted to announce their three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class. Read more

Winter updates from Girls on Film & 42 South

Morty’s new Girls on Film is in build and a new Halls Spars Rig for 42 South. Read more

2017 FAST40+ Class Update

FAST40+ Class President, Robert Greenhalgh sums up how the class is shaping up for 2017. The class is committed to keep overall costs down, and news of overseas teams that will be racing on the circuit. Read more

Paul Cayard – Memories of the One Ton Cup.

Paul Cayard is fascinated by the FAST40+ Class, especially it’s revival of the One Ton Cup, which he won as Tactician on Brava in 1989. Racing at the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau Bahamas, in December 2016. Paul spoke about his fond memories for the One Ton Cup. Read more



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