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Announcing dates for the 2019 FAST40+ Season

The fourth edition of the FAST40+ Race Circuit promises more thrilling high speed action for the owner-driver class. There will be six scoring rounds including the HYS FAST40+ National Championship and the One Ton Cup. Read more

Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán 7 seals FAST40+ season victory at wind deprived finale

The sixth and final round of the 2018 FAST40+ Circuit proved a frustrating one for the sailors involved, but at least served to confirm the pre-eminence of Rán 7 in a competitive fleet. Read more

FAST40+ Finale

The 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit will come to a conclusion this weekend (19-21 October) with the final regatta for 2018. Round 6 of the 2018 FAST40+ Circuit is hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, and will decide the season’s champion. Read more

Rán lifts the One Ton Cup

Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán is the winner of the Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup. At a ceremony held at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Clubhouse. RORC Racing Manager, Chris Stone welcomed Christophe Hinfray representing the owners of the trophy, the Cercle de la voile de Paris. Christophe presented the One Ton Cup to the victorious Rán crew. Read more

Day Three Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup – Elvis and Jubilee have their day

A change of course for the FAST40+ Class produced a shuffle in the results on the fourth day of the Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup. Two long courses were set, taking in navigation marks in the Solent, with long reaching legs as well as windward and leeward sections. Read more

Day Two Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup – Fast is Fun

The breeze was on for the second day of the Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup with over 20 knots pumping from the west. Three windward leeward races created some epic FAST40+ action in the Solent combat zone. Peter Morton’s Girls on Film came out with all guns blazing to win the first race of the day. Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán answered with two victories to lead the challenge for the One Ton Cup by six points at the half way stage. Bas de Voogd’s Hitchhiker had a sterling day, scoring a 3-2-2 to place third for the series, just three points behind Girls on Film. There was rip-roaring action right through the FAST40+ fleet with battles a plenty. Read more

Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup – Rán Rule on Day One

Two races were held on the first day of Wight Shipyard One Ton Cup. After a delay waiting for wind, a sea breeze kicked in for two windward leeward races held in a solid 10-15 knot south westerly. Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán opened their challenge for the One Ton Cup with two bullets, winning both races by over a minute. Peter Morton’s Girls on Film, holder of the One Ton Cup, took second in both races. Girls on Film had a terrific battle with Stewart Whitehead’s Rebellion in the first race, and Bas de Voogd’s Hitchhiker in the second. Read more

Many have tried.. few have succeeded.

From 13-16 September, Eleven FAST40+ teams will compete for the prestigious One Ton Cup with skippers from England, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa, and Sweden. Peter Morton’s Girls on Film will be going for a third win in a row. Read more

Rán 7 comes from behind to win Lendy Cowes Week

Niklas Zennstrom’s Carkeek designed Rán 7 has won Round 4 of the FAST40+ Class Circuit at Lendy Cowes Week. Rán 7 came from behind to take the lead from Peter Morton’s CF40+ Girls on Film, which was runner-up. Bas de Voogd’s Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker was third. Read more

Girls on Film just in front – DAY TWO – Lendy Cowes Week

The second day of Lendy Cowes Week delivered fantastic conditions for the FAST40+ Class. An easterly breeze held out for the duration of the day, and with a sea state enhanced by wind over tide mixed with tropical temperatures, the Solent was the perfect playground. PRO Stuart Childerley go the fleet away on time for two textbook windward leeward races, and a round the cans race finishing on the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, which put the icing on the cake. After four races in the series, Girls on Film leads the FAST40+ Class by just two points from Rán VII, with Hitchhiker in third. Read more

Pace Takes First Blood – DAY ONE – Lendy Cowes Week

In blazing heat, and a light yet stable northerly breeze, Niall & Olivia Dowling’s Pace won Race One having nailed the pin end of the line of the windward-leeward course. Pace made the correct tactical decisions for the remainder of the race to take the gun by a minute and a half from Steve Cowie’s Zephyr. Peter Morton’s Girls on Film was third. Read more

FAST40+ Class back in action for Lendy Cowes Week

The FAST40+ Class is back in action from August 4-7 for Round 4 of the FAST40+ Class Race Circuit, as part of Lendy Cowes Week. Eight races are scheduled over four days of racing with windward leeward and round the cans races in the mix. Read more

Rán VII wins HYS FAST40+ National Championship

Despite fun and games on the water, a lack of wind prevented any racing on the last day of the HYS FAST40+ National Championship. Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish Carkeek designed Rán VII was awarded the FAST40+ National Trophy after topping the table after five races sailed. Bas Voogd’s Dutch Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker was runner up, and Filip Engelbert’s Swedish Ker40+ Elvis was third. Read more

Rán – All to play for tomorrow

DAY Two HYS FAST40+ National Championship – Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish Carkeek designed Rán VII put in a stellar performance on the second day of the HYS FAST40+ National Championship, scoring two bullets, to take the lead for the regatta by six points. Bas de Voogd’s Dutch Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker was also in fine form, lifting the team to second place for the championship. Once again, Filip Engelbert’s Swedish Ker40+ Elvis impressed, retaining third position after scoring two more podium finishes. Read more

Tokoloshe lead by a hair’s breadth

DAY ONE HYS FAST40+ National Championship – Mike Bartholomew’s South African flagged Tokoloshe II leads the HYS FAST40+ National Championship by just half a point. Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish Rán VII is second. Three teams are tied on points for third, Filip Engelbert’s Swedish Elvis is on the podium, but only on countback from Peter Morton’s British team Girls on Film, and Bas de Voogd’s Dutch team Hitchhiker. Read more

Preview: HYS FAST40+ National Championship

The FAST40+ Class is back in action 29 June – 01 July, for Round 3 of the 2018 FAST40+ Circuit. The head turning carbon-flyers will be competing for the HYS FAST40+ National Championship, organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. Hamble Yacht Services continues their support of the FAST40+ Class announcing a partnership set for the next three years. Read more

Rán Come Back in Poole Bay

Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish Carkeek designed Rán has won Round Two of the FAST40+ Circuit, coming out on top by just three points in a thrilling series of six races in Poole Bay. Rán won just two of the six races, held as part of the International Paint Poole Regatta. Read more

Rán defends a slim lead

After five races, and with the discard kicking in Rán has taken the lead by three points from Girls on Film, which is level on points with Pace. Two more races are scheduled for the final day of racing for Round Two of the FAST40+ Circuit. Read more

 Girls on Film leads Round 2

Round Two of the FAST40+ Circuit kicked off at the International Paint Poole Regatta with three thrilling races on a windward-leeward course in Poole Bay. A misty start with a light northerly breeze flicked east as the sun burnt of the haze piping up to 15 knots. After three high octane races, Peter Morton’s British CF40+ Girls on Film, helmed by Irishman Anthony O’Leary, leads the class. Read more

Fast40+ Class Heads West

26-28 May, 2018. The 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit continues this weekend with eleven teams racing at the International Paint Poole Regatta for Round Two of the FAST40+ Circuit. This will be the first FAST40+ Regatta to be held outside of the Solent, forming the showcase class for the event, all of the Fast 40+ boats will be based at Poole Quay Marina. Read more

Ran wins Fast40+ Race Circuit Round One

Ten teams contested Round One of the 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club in the Solent. The FAST40+ fleet enjoyed eight races over three days in a variety of conditions. Read more

Preview FAST40+ Race Circuit Round One

Henri Lloyd Trophy

27-29 April, 2018, ten FAST40+ Teams will do battle for the Henri Lloyd Trophy, in Round One of the FAST40+ Race Circuit.Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the grand-prix racing class will have three days of thrilling action, racing on windward leeward courses and longer races around the cans. Read more

FAST40+ Training Regatta

Eight teams participated in the FAST40+ Class Training Regatta held 21-22 April, 2018. The Solent served up a variety of conditions to test crew and boats with a cold and foggy light easterly wind for the first day, and a bright and breezy southwesterly for the last day, piping up to 20 knots by the close of play. The training focused on starts and boat handling, and the initiative was well received by all of the FAST40+ owners and competitors. Read more

FAST40+ Crew Talk

The FAST40+ Class rules allow a maximum of five professional crew racing. This creates a wide variety of sailors from all backgrounds; world class experienced sailors, as well as young talent looking to break into the sport, and just about everything in between. Read more

Fast40+ Class Team News

The 2018 FAST40+ Season kicks off this April with ten teams confirmed for the full season, and more for headline events. The thrilling fast-action owner driver class welcomes back its current members, and offers a warm reception to new teams to the circuit, notably Niklas & Catherine Zennstrom’s Rán Racing. Read more

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