Not So Fastnet

Spectators watching the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race start from the Royal Yacht Squadron
Spectators watching the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race start from the Royal Yacht SquadronRolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Start of the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race
Start of the 2009 Rolex Fastnet RaceRolex / Kurt Arrigo
PAKEA BIZKAIA (ESP), IMOCA 60, at the starting line off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
PAKEA BIZKAIA (ESP), IMOCA 60, at the starting line off the Royal Yacht Squadron, CowesRolex / Kurt Arrigo
LUNA ROSSA reaching down the Solent after race start
LUNA ROSSA reaching down the Solent after race startRolex / Carlo Borlenghi
The Farr 100 ICAP LEOPARD, leads the fleet after the start
The Farr 100 ICAP LEOPARD, leads the fleet after the startRolex / Carlo Borlenghi
The newly-launched 80-foot Beau Geste (HKG) by Hurst Castle lighthouse
The newly-launched 80-foot Beau Geste (HKG) by Hurst Castle lighthouseRolex / Carlo Borlenghi
Class Zero's MOANA (BEL), NIMROD (GBR), and DESPERADO (GBR) sailing past the Needles
Class Zero's MOANA (BEL), NIMROD (GBR), and DESPERADO (GBR) sailing past the NeedlesRolex / Kurt Arrigo
Karl Kwok's Blue Water 80 Beau Geste at the start of the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race
Karl Kwok's Blue Water 80 Beau Geste at the start of the 2009 Rolex Fastnet RaceKurt Arrigo
Alex Whitworth's Brolga 33 Berrimilla 2 at the IRC start
Alex Whitworth's Brolga 33 Berrimilla 2 at the IRC startKurt Arrigo