...no sooner were we clear of the Fastnet, than it began to blow hard from the north-east, and from 2 to 4am that morning I think we had as big a bucketing as at any time, as the wind was against the sea. Yet we had to drive her along for all we were worth, not only to beat La Goleta, but to get sea room.

And Drive Her We Did.

Hugh Grosvenor, Lord Stalbridge, Fastnet 1927.