Dmitry Rybolovlev’s ClubSwan 125 Skorpios secured monohull line honours at the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race on the third day of racing.
Crossing the finish line in Cherbourg at 2015 BST, 140 foot (42.6 metre) Monegasque supermaxi’s elapsed time for the 695 nautical mile course was 2 days, 8 hours, 33 minutes and 55 seconds.
The newly launched Skorpios used her powerful form to make easy work of the difficult conditions on the first day. The team, growing in confidence on their debut race performance, then extended their lead over their closest rivals on the leg to the Fastnet Rock, before a fast-paced return to the finish cemented a memorable place in the history of the race.
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