Raymarine Ambassador Boat R&W with Olympian Lucy Macgregor on board hoping for success in the 47th Rolex Fastnet Race
Thursday, August 3, 2017
The 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club starts from the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, 6 August 2017, finishing in Plymouth.
Raymarine Ambassador boat R&W a J/122 will be competing in Class 2 Division C and has great hopes for a personal best this year. Recently refitted with the latest Raymarine electronics and ready to put them to the test crew member, Olympic Sailor Lucy Macgregor said…. “Its fantastic to be part of this iconic race and great to have Raymarine support, as crew we have all found the equipment really intuitive, hopefully it gives us the winning edge.”
The Rolex Fastnet, for many, the world’s most challenging 600 mile offshore race, combines tidal challenges of the Channel, headlands to negotiate on the English South Coast and the tests of open ocean racing in the changeable Celtic Sea. Crew need to be at the top of their game to overcome these navigational challenges, made ever more difficult by the unpredictable English weather.
To follow the race, click here.
Raymarine wish all those competing fair winds, following seas and some record-breaking sailing.
Kit on board :
2 x es75 each side of the cockpit.
Evo pilot likely to be a ACU 200 system.
T120 wind unit
New Micronet puck