Tasmanian triumph on day one of Farr 40 Queensland states

oct25 2013 farr40 sAndrew Hunn and Lloyd Clark’s Tasmanian entry Voodoo Chile opened their Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 Queensland State Title challenge convincingly with two bullets and ‘boat of the day’ pinned to the proud skipper’s chest.

“We are in with a chance, but so are Transfusion and Kokomo,” said Hunn, very conscious that an early one point lead is a cushion, but by no means a comfy one for the southerners. Hunn paid tribute to his tactician David Chapman for being “on his game” and said making the most of the significant wind flicks plus crew consistency contributed to their lean progressive pointscore of just four points from a possible best score of three. “We are sailing with the same crew as last season and in one-design it often comes down to how the crew work together.” Racing got underway close to two hours after the scheduled start. Given the 20 knot average sou’easter blowing on Moreton Bay proper, International Race Officer Louise Davis opted to hoist the AP (postponement) flag and keep crews ashore, a sensible decision backed by the five skippers.

Davis then elected to shift the track from the western side of Green Island into Waterloo Bay, adjacent to Manly Boat Harbour, where conditions were calmer, winds in the high teens and seas less choppy.

By the last race this afternoon a 13-15 knot ENE breeze and temperatures in the mid-20s made for genteel racing. Sort of.

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Farr 40 Queensland States Day 1

 
Farr 40 season launches in Queensland

oct23 farr40aus sThe Australian Farr 40 class’ five-part 2013/14 series launches this weekend with the Aberdeen Asset Management Queensland State Title, 24th-27th October.

There is no qualifying regatta for the hardy one-design crews. When they leave their winter hibernation for Queensland’s warm spring sun, past experience plus a raft of crew talent and each Farr 40’s training regime in the lead-up will make the difference.

Thursday’s twilight race precedes three days of stiff class rivalry on Moreton Bay off the host club, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, between six entries representing three states. Howard and David Lambourne’s Farr 40 Lambourdini and John Leman’s Bobby’s Girl make up a strong Queensland contingent looking to play the local edge. Seasoned competitors and usually first or second on the points table is defending Australian champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis’ Transfusion and Lang Walker’s Kokomo. Transfusion sailed north from Sydney while Walker chose the highway, trucking his two Farr 40s called Kokomo to Queensland for the opening round.

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