Here’s an interesting note from the Royal Ocean Racing Club in England: Registration for the next Rolex Fastnet Race opened on Jan. 9. Within a week, 250 boats had entered.
Count on lots of IRC boats, and there are 15 Class 40s entered and the next biggest classes are the Sigma 38 and Beneteau First 40.7s, with 14 boats each and so far. The rac…e starts in in Cowes, Isle of Wight, on August 14. Offshore racing lives!
Murray Yacht Sales has a 2002 Beneteau First 40.7 for sale with an asking price of $147,000. Go to https://www.murrayyachtsales.com/sailing/sail-brokerage-listings/ view pictures and the full specs.