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Rolex Fastnet Race 2011 - Its not all Rock 'n' Roll!!

In depth onboard analysis by lone woman crew on Addiction Logic - Fastnet Race 2011 Well done everyone who sailed in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race. This biennial event pitches a mix of professional and amateur yachts against each other as they compete over  the 608 mile course. For anyone that fancies an adrenaline rush , doesn’t mind

Channel Race & Fastnet - from Alastiar W (Lancelot)

  After the St Malo Race my blog seriously upset our navigator, Gareth. His tactics were spot on and I was well out of order to publicly question them. However there was a mood in the crew that we could and should do better. The Channel Race flew by. Puma stole a march on us leaving the Solent, partly because we still need an awful lot more

Fastnet Round Up

The Fastnet was a truly epic event - for the competitors, spectators and the shore-support team alike! The race was an interesting mix of strong winds to periods of near flat calm, to test the crews patience as well as physical strength! All the yachts reported dolphins accompanying them for much of the race - a delilghtful sight which motivat

Rolex Fastnet Race - Day 5 - pm Report

Today saw the arrival of our first Sailing Logic boats in Plymouth.  After four days at sea, Quokka 8 skippered by Philippe Falle and Visit Malta Puma skippered by Tim Thubron finished in 5th and 10th place in IRC2 respectively.   First to arrive was Quokka 8 amidst a torrential downpour where the shore team looked as wet and bedraggled

Rolex Fastnet Race - Day 5 - early Report

Lancelot Logic Retirement   Overnight, Lancelot Logic, our First 40, had to make a dash to land as one of her crew members became ill. Alice McMillan, a stalwart of Sailing Logic offshore racing campaigns, was taken ill shortly after dinner yesterday evening and after consulting with Falmouth Coastguard and a Doctor, it was decided that Al