Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex, headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its OYSTER watches, all certified as chronometers for their precision, are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the OYSTER, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the PERPETUAL rotor self-winding mechanism introduced in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, exploration, sports, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programmes.
Sevenstar Yacht Transport is the world's leading provider of yacht transportation services on a lift-on-lift-off basis. With offices all around the world, a global network of destinations ranging from the familiar to the exotic and its own fleet of around 120 independent carriers, the company has been propelled to the peak of its sector in just over 25 years.
Innovation has been the key to Sevenstar's success, including the development of new loading methods and adaptable shipping cradles. Today the company arranges the transport of motor and sailing yachts, up to 60 metres in length and 650 metric tonnes, as well as racing boats.
MUSTO are the Official Technical Clothing Supplier to the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Rolex Fastnet Race. For more than 50 years, MUSTO have proved their expertise in technical sailing clothing and footwear. MUSTO will produce the clothing supplied to RORC volunteers as well as RORC insignia and event merchandise, including Rolex Fastnet Race branded merchandise.
Salcombe Gin is an official supplier to the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Salcombe Distilling Co. in partnership with the Royal Ocean Racing Club, has developed RORC ‘Start Point – Offshore Strength’ gin, and what is more, 1% of every bottle sold is donated to the Marine Conservation Society to help protect and regenerate precious ocean habitats.