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Fastnet, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishFastnet, thethe FastnetFast‧net, the /ˈfɑːstnet $ ˈfæst-/  a famous yachting race held every two years from the south of England up to the Fastnet Rock near Ireland. In 1979, extremely bad weather caused many of the boats to sink, and several people died.
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