Woods Sails Ahead at The Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

Woods took to the seas this summer for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 as we were lucky enough to sponsor Anarchy Sailing’s boat, Fireball. We watched in ‘oar’ as the race commenced and our sail set off with a strong crew and a whole lot of spirit!


The race commenced on Saturday 3rd August, with Fireball hitting the waves at the start line in Cowes, Isle of Wight.

The Admiral Rachel & Danae, both Fastnet veterans, and Ollie followed Fireball until the fuel ran out on their rib.

Fireball sailed through from Cowes, to Fastnet Rock on the coast of Ireland and back to the finish in Plymouth, Devon

After 3 days 19 hours 18 minutes and 11 seconds of pure sailing, Fireball crossed the finish line in Plymouth.


It was an absolute pleasure to sponsor the Fireball and have our Woods logo cross the channel, billowing in the wind.