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  • Sydney Open Day Two
  • Sydney Open Day One
  • Transfusion wins record sixth Farr 40 national title
  • Sydney storm forces Farr 40s ashore on nationals opening day

Consistency pays in Farr 40 Sydney Open

12 February 2016

The 2014 Farr 40 world champion Plenty (Alex Roepers, USA), increased its lead in second day of the Sydney Open championship with continued consistency in a fleet of boats very evenly matched for speed.

Three more races in the nine-race series, a warm-up for the Rolex world championship to be conducted by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron next week, were sailed today on Sydney Harbour in a perfect 12-14 knot nor'easter.

Plenty scored 2-1-7 placings; the seventh after having to execute a 360-penalty turn for a rules infringement in race six.

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Farr 40 Sydney Open: Tricky Day One

11 February 2016

The Farr 40 Sydney Open regatta, a warm-up for the world championship next week, opened in a light and shifty breeze on Sydney Harbour today with different winners in three short-course races and boats at the front of the 12-boat fleet taking their turn at the back.

First-race winner Estate Master, skippered by Sydney fleet stalwart Martin Hill, was ninth in the second race and fifth in the third.

Second-race winner Zen (Gordon Ketelbey), also from the Sydney fleet, was 12th in the first race and seventh in the third.

Third race winner, Australian champion Transfusion (Guido Belgiorno-Nettis) was tenth in the first race and eighth in the second.

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Media release - 31 January 2016

Event: Farr 40 National Championship: John Calvert-Jones Trophy, January 29-31, 2016 hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club

Guido Belgiorno-Nettis’ Transfusion overpowered the local contenders for a record sixth time at the Farr 40 National Championship: John Calvert-Jones Trophy.

Master international tactician John Kostecki helped furnish the dominant Middle Harbour Yacht Club crew with the highest accolades once again, a major boost to the team’s Rolex Farr 40 World Championship chances when Sydney hosts an international fleet in a couple of weeks’ time.

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Media release - 29 January 2016

Event: Farr 40 National Championship: John Calvert-Jones Trophy, January 29-31, 2016 hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club

Two races into the Farr 40’s Australian Championship the fleet was ordered ashore for safety reasons as an afternoon storm approached Sydney from the North West, bringing impressive lighting and heavy rain.

The one design fleet of 10, the best roll-up in the class for some time, each have a carbon fibre mast pointing skyward and Principal Race Officer Phil Yeomans considered it prudent they be tied up at Middle Harbour Yacht Club rather than take a risk by staying out on the Sound, the area between North, Middle and South head, when the storm unleashed.

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