Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race is underway, with a record fleet of 356. The leading yachts have already crossed the halfway mark and have begun rounding Ireland’s Fastnet rock.

2015 Rolex Fastnet Race Underway

After seven separate start sequences from the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, the largest fleet in the race’s 90-year history commenced the 603-nautical mile offshore race to Plymouth,England via Ireland’s Fastnet rock.

Progress at the start was slow, with race starters forced to begin with only a light breeze. Fortunately a building wind has seen the fleet make good progress on exiting the Solent.

The following is video footage from Day 2 of the race: