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Day Two: HYS FAST40+ National Championship

Rán – All to play for tomorrow June 30, 2018 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, Fil...
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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. “Hamble Yacht Services has supported the ...
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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 four 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. Stewart Whitehead's Carkeek MkIII Rebellion was on the race podium on five occasions, winning Race 5, to finish the regatta in se...
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Girls on Film Leads Round Two

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 by tw...
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FAST40+ Class Heads West

2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit - Round 2 International Paint Poole Regatta 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 b...
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Rán takes 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. Making their debut in the FAST40+ Class, Niklas Zennstrom's Carkeek designed Rán VII, showed impressive speed to win the regatta and the Henri Lloyd Trophy. Niklas Zennstrom, Rán VII's owner d...
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Preview Round One FAST40+ Race Circuit

Round One FAST40+ Race Circuit Henri Lloyd Trophy 27-29 April, 2018 This weekend, 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. Niklas Zennstrom's Swedis...
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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 re...
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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. Tim Powell will be a key member of Niklas Zennstrom's Rán Racing, which is joining the FAST40+ Class this year. Rán Racing is one of ...
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