Rolex Gears Up to Sponsor the Worlds Largest and Most Prestigious Regatta – the Rolex Fastnet Race
Summer is scarcely in sight yet as of now Rolex is preparing for the biggest and most lofty seaward cruising occasion on the planet with the 47th running of the Rolex Fastnet Race from the Isle of Wight to England this August. “At the point when the section list opened in January, passages sold out quicker than a Rolling Stones goodbye show,” Sailing World reports. The restriction of 340 yachts was reached in only 4 minutes and 24 seconds. Another record, solidifying Rolex’s place as the principal patron of elite yacht dashing on the planet.
Rolex is preparing to support perhaps the most famous occasions in the yachting community. (Credit: Yacht and Yachting)
A 92-Year History
The new figures make up the biggest ever passage in the Fastnet race’s 92-year history. The race takes its name from the unbelievable Fastnet Rock, a little islet in the Atlantic Ocean that is the most southerly purpose of Ireland and is home to one of the world’s most photographed beacons. Rolex has had solid connections to top notch cruising going back many years. It’s momentum sponsorship list additionally incorporates the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the Rolex Swan Cup, the Rolex Middle Sea Race, and different New York Yacht Club regattas. Rolex additionally presents the lofty Yachtsman of the Year grant as extraordinarily engraved Yachtmaster watch .
The Fastnet Race has a long 92-Year History on the waters. (credit: Asia-Pacific Boating)
The Perfect Watch at Fastnet Race 2017
The Fastnet’s tough 605-mile course addresses as a very remarkable test now as it did when the primary race was run more than 90 years ago. In our view, it’s the ideal demonstrating ground for the Yachtmaster and Submariner. It comprises of an intense upwind westward sail along the south shoreline of England, at that point full openness to the fury of the open Atlantic Ocean on the intersection to the Fastnet Rock and back on the way to the polish off Plymouth. In 1979 misfortune struck the race when a lethal tempest exploded and crushed the armada, costing 15 yachtsmen their lives.
A 605-Mile race isn’t simple accomplishment. (credit: Le Parisien)
Today’s yachts are vastly improved prepared to endure such occasions. This year will see each sort of seaward cruising yacht on the planet compete for the desired prize and Rolex watch, Sailing World notes, going from 100-ft. long Ultime trimarans, the quickest seaward race boats on the planet, to the celebrated Volvo Ocean Race yachts and IMOCA 60s utilized in the fierce Vendée Globe independent relentless round-the-world race. Tie on some tempered steel and prepare for the cruising occasion of the year …
Thanks to current innovation yachts are better ready to explore the waters. (credit: Asia-Pacific Boating)