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Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 8 August Concise confirmed as first yacht home
Plymouth has welcomed its first 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race arrival. Concise 10, a MOD70 owned by Tony Lawson and skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, claimed multihull line honours in the early hours of Tuesday morning completing the 47th edition of the race in 42 hours, 55 minutes. The time is a little over ten hours outside the current record. Monohull line honours is being contest by three Maxis the 115-ft Nikata, Ludde Ingvalls 100-ft CQS and George Davids Rambler 88. The latter currently holds a significant advantage and is making good progress back across the Celtic Sea. The majority of the 362-strong fleet are currently sailing in the opposite direction and on the approach to the races emblematic landmark, the Fastnet Rock on the southern tip of Ireland.