The Rolex Fastnet Race: Weather Preview

The Rolex Fastnet Race starts on Sunday with the first class, the multihulls starting at 1100 and the final start at 1240 with the Volvo Ocean Race boats.
The 603 nm course will take boats anywhere from 1.5 days to 6 days and is not looking like a record breaking race apart from the speed with which people entered. Oversubscribed every time this iconic race is going to provide a mixed bag of weather and potentially favour the slower boats who will get the benefits of stronger winds on the return trip.