Rolex Fastnet Race

Rolex Fastnet Race

Sunrise Wins It All at the Rolex Fastnet Race

Tom Kneen’s JPK 11.80 Sunrise is the latest to join the esteemed list of Rolex Fastnet Race overall winners. Upon finishing, Kneen summed up his team’s race quite simply: “it was hard, it’s been a really hard race.” With a young, primarily amateur crew, Kneen is the first British winner of the race since Charles Dunstone and his maxi Nokia Enigma in 2003. In addition to overall honors, Sunrise is also confirmed as the runaway winner of the IRC Two division. Kneen’s reflections on the team’s Fastnet success: “When you get everything in the right place, with the right people,


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