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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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