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The magic of Fastnet

The best boats in one of the biggest offshore regattas

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The 48th editionof the Rolex Fastnet Race, which started on 3 August in the UK, is coming to an end. Of the 388 crews, only 327 could complete the 608 nautical mile route from Cowes to Plymouth via Ireland's Fastnet Lighthouse.

The youngest entrant to this year's race was 13-year-old Kai Hockley of British school team Greig City Academy (yacht Scaramouche). One of the oldest is Spartan Ocean Racing's UK Challenger crew member Christoper Hope, 81.

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