Inbound for the Rolex Fastnet

67556690_2645487078852915_8954698781400498176_oThe IMOCA60 Campagne de France left Caen this morning bound for Portsmouth, England.

In England Miranda Merron, accompanied by Halvard Mabire will find no less that 400 yachts registered in no less than nine categories, mostly IRC but also multihulls alongside 19 other IMOCA60s all readying themselves for the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race.

The Fastnet is a race that’s become closely associated with the very best of the sport. A loop from Cowes, around the mythical Fastnet Rock before returning to Plymouth some 600 miles later. A hugely competitive fleet of 20 IMOCAs will take the start line, all with the shared goal of furthering their qualification for the 2020 Vendee Globe!

Miranda doesn’t put herself under any unnecessary pressure: « the main thing is to finish and accumulate miles towards this qualification. The boat is coming out of the yard and the sail to Portsmouth, where we will wait until the start, will be the first showing of our new livery. There is still a lot to do, especially with the electronics. The Rolex Fastnet Race is a test that Halvard and I love very much. Organised in a very professional yet friendly manner by my club, RORC. »

The IMOCA 60 Fleet will start Saturday 3rd August at 12h45 local and you can track the fleet by visiting the following link:

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