15 Aug 2017

RORC 2017 Fastnet Race

RHYC members Tim Fenton and Oli Neagus joined Toby and Simon Ruffles on Jameerah the J/120 to compete in the RORC 2017 Fastnet Race last week. With almost 400 yachts signed up including super yachts over 100ft, Jameerah competed in IRC 2 with over sixty others and only four other East Coast yachts but many more from Holland in the biggest race of the domestic season.

Variable conditions prevailed including a beat to Fastnet Rock in a F6-7 with waves up to 4m meant it was hard work sometimes and frustrating others, but a lot of fun was had by all eight crew.

Including the delivery and return, Jameerah sailed more than 1200 miles, blew one main halyard, a Number 3 foot and rebuilt a primary winch so whilst reasonably damp the trip, had no major dramas and they finished 223, just outside the top half.

Kathryn Deaton