Aberdeen Asset Management 2013 Farr 40 One Design Trophy

dec9 2013 voodoo sA ‘get out of gaol free’ card was handed to the Tasmanian crew on Voodoo Chile in the deciding race of the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 One Design Trophy and this afternoon they were flying double winner’s flags for their overall regatta and Corinthian triumphs.

Guido Belgiorno-Nettis’ Transfusion had one hand on the trophy when four of the six Farr 40s lining up for the seventh and final race were individually recalled, including Transfusion.

Only a late starting Edake (Jeff Carter) and Lloyd Clarke’s Voodoo Chile right on the line avoided the race committee’s wide net, the latter perfectly placed to seize the opening.

Transfusion’s crew threw everything they had at the front-runner, coming within a couple of boat lengths, but the Taswegians clung to their controlling position and won on a countback thanks to four bullets against Transfusion’s three.

“To win the series on a countback is a nice feeling,” said Clark on his first Farr 40 win as owner/driver. “We lost to Transfusion on a countback in Hobart in January, so now we are even.”

So far this season Voodoo Chile has out-sailed the one-design fleet at the opening Queensland State Title and now the seven-race One Design Trophy on Sydney Harbour.

First season points to Tasmanian Farr 40

oct28 farr40 sThe farthest travelled surprised even themselves when they claimed top honours at the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 Queensland State Title.

Tasmanian owners Andrew Hunn and Lloyd Clark and crew on Voodoo Chile crossed three state boundaries to take up the reins on a Farr 40 not their own. Given the one design 40-footers are near to identical, the crew of eight Tassie born and two from Sydney quickly made themselves comfortable. Very comfortable.

Voodoo Chile, named after the 1968 Jimmy Hendrix track, dominated the three day series from the outset. On board the Farr 40 chartered from Lang Walker they racked up six wins from 10 races, sometimes only seconds separating them from the highly credentialed Guido Belgiorno-Nettis and Transfusion or Walker's Kokomo.

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