4 Seasons

The FAST40+ is a new and exciting class based in the Solent. They have competed for the iconic yacht racing trophy, One Ton Cup, since 2016.

  • 2016 One Ton Cup - Day One

    Episode 1

    A flying start for the One Ton Cup as contested by the exciting FAST40+ class. Gloomy skies cleared and three races were completed in 18-22 knots on the Solent. There was no shortage of thrills and spills with wet rides and some scary broaches. Peter Morton with Girls on Film took a 1-2-1 with Pa...

  • 2016 One Ton Cup - Day Two

    Episode 2

    Day Two of the 2016 One Ton Cup was a long one for the sailors. Four races were conducted, making the most of the great wind conditions. Wins were shared between Girls on Film and Invictus, with marginal breeze forecasted there is little opportunity for the rest of the fleet to comeback. We speak...

  • 2016 One Ton Cup - Final Day

    Episode 3

    The Final Day in the Hamble got off to a slow start. After some drifting in a glass-out on the Solent, the breeze filled in from the north west. Three races took place in 5-7 knots, however, it was Girls on Film who decisively secured their win, with Invictus still in second and Rebellion sneakin...

  • Tech Talk - Tokoloshe II GP42

    Episode 4

    During the pack up of the One Ton Cup, we got the chance to ask Dave Bartholomew a few questions about the Fast 40's. He gave us a tour of the highly modified GP42 Tokoloshe II and explained some of the similarities and differences between it and the newer boats in the fleet.

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