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Rolex Fastnet Race the ultimate sailing challenge
The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race is one of sailings ultimate challenges. Over the 605 nautical mile course, crews face a severe test of their endurance and sailing prowess as they race across the English Channel and Celtic Sea, before turning at the mythical Fastnet Rock and heading back eastwards to the finish line in Plymouth. First held in 1925, and organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Cub ever since, the ocean classic has been supported by Rolex since 2001 as part of its enduring relationship with the sport of yachting that dates back more than six decades. Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. It naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and today supports the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas. The brand is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events from leading offshore races, such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. It also supports the exciting new SailGP series, where national teams race in supercharged F50 catamarans on some of the worlds most famous harbours. Rolexs partnerships with the likes of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Malta Yacht Club, Yacht Club Italiano, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport. Discover more Rolex RolexFastnetRace Perpetual