RAYC Entry into the Fastnet Race 2019
Published 09:58 on 12 Aug 2019
RAYC Entries were Bombardier III and Skua. Both began well and within a short distance of each other. They tracked each other down the channel and past Start Point lighthouse, but took separate routes from the Scilly Islands with Bombardier III going north, whilst Skua took the southern route. A gap opened up quickly with Bombardier II having the advantage and enjoying a following wind up to the FASTNET.
Bombardier III skippered by John Johnson passed the lighthouse at 14:53 on the 6th August — with crew Andrew Stanyard, Mark Annand and Jae Edwards. First ever all #soldier crew complete the #RolexFastnetRace. 6x JNCOs and a SNCO from @12regtra @16RegtRA @ScottishGunners @47RegtRA completed the arduous #sailing race in 5 days 5 hours and 38 minutes
Bombardier IIII crossed the finish line at Plymouth on Thursday at 8pm, whilst Skua surfed the leading edge of the storm to get in during the early hours of Friday and crossed the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 Finish Line at 0955.46. Well done both crews! Skua IX and her crew
Thanks to Team Army for their support for the crew of Bombardier III for the FASTNET Race.