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Dates announced for 2019 FAST40+ Race Circuit

by FAST40+ Class 9 Nov 2018 15:12 GMT
2019 FAST40 Race Circuit: Six Scoring Rounds - 50 Races Scheduled © VRSports Media

The fourth edition of the FAST40+ Race Circuit promises more thrilling high speed action for the owner-driver class. There will be six scoring rounds including the HYS FAST40+ National Championship and the One Ton Cup.

In a change to previous championships, none of the rounds will be weighted. A total of 50 races are scheduled with six discards available for the total points score for the season.

Round One for the 2019 FAST40+ Circuit will be the RORC Vice Admiral's Cup 10-12 May. The final Round Six will be 11-13 October, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club.

FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley spoke about the format for the season ahead.

"The objective for the events is to provide good quality and fair racing, allowing all the teams to reach their full potential through boat handling, sail handling and boat speed. Most of the events will be held over long weekends, typically with eight races, which will be a mixture of windward leeward and round the cans races. Every event will have a social occasion during the regatta."

Two season openers will be non-scoring training regattas in the Solent. The FAST40+ fleet will be in action at the RORC Easter Challenge, 19-21 April, and a FAST40+ Class Training Regatta on 27-28 April. A class coach will be allowed onto the race course to improve performance throughout the fleet.

FAST40+ Teams will be competing at other IRC events throughout 2019.

2019 FAST40+ Race Circuit schedule

  • R1 Vice Admiral's Cup (RORC): 10-12 May
  • R2 Poole Bay (Parkstone YC): 14-16 June
  • R3 IRC Nationals (RORC): 05-07 July
  • R4 HYS FAST40+ Nationals: 23-25 August
  • R5 One Ton Cup: 19-22 September
  • R6 Royal Southern YC: 11-13 October
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