Thursday, 20 August 2015

Fastnet Yacht Race heading for home

Day four of the Rolex Fastnet yacht race sees a big bunch of boats heading east south of the Scillys and the Lizard making slow progress on their way to the finish line at Plymouth..

all the competitors in this classic race can be followed individually by visiting the tracking page of the race website...

which shows just how busy the shipping lanes were - though as can be seen from this image all of the competitors (apart from a couple who ignored the TSS off Land's End completely) heeded the race instructions and kept well clear of the TSS, traffic separation schemes that exist off Land's End and the Scillys.