Not at all, only the odd 72 has ever come up for a Fastnet, and they are more and more optimised for Med conditions. On the grounds that it has sold out within a few minutes, and still has plenty of 'glamour' boats in it I don't think that RORC are stressed yet.the maxi 72s are doing the cope del ray ??? has the fastnet lost its panache ?
RORC are billing it as the largest offshore race in history in the press releases at the moment. I guess as they own IRC they're a bit less focused on line honours and the big boats and more on handicap winner than some other races.I don't think that RORC are stressed yet.