Bluebird weather for Farr 40 North Americans

Long Beach, CA (May 15, 2014)

Three more races sailed today. Full report to follow.

Racing continues Friday and concludes Saturday. Eleven races with no discard is scheduled.

Day 2 Results (Top 10 of 19; 6 races)

1. Plenty, Alexander Roepers, USA – 2, 5, 1, 9, 1, 1; 19 points
2. Struntje light, Wolfgang Schaefer, GER – 6, 2, 7, 1, 2, 3; 21
3. Flash Gordon 6, Helmut Jahn, USA – 4, 4, 4, 4, 7, 2; 25
4. Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi, ITA – 1, 1, 10, 6, 3, 11; 32
5. Nightshift, Kevin McNeil, USA – 7, 8, 2, 2, 4, 9; 32
6. Dark Star, Jeff Janov, USA – 5, 3, 8, 5, 8, 4, ; 33
7. Groovederci, John Demourkas, USA – 8, 6, 6, 3, 5, 7; 35
8. Flojito y Cooperando, Minkow/Fernandez, MEX – 3, 16/ZFP, 3, 8, 9, 10; 49
9. Blade 2, Michael Shlens, USA – 11, 9, 5, 10, 6, 17; 58
10. JoAnn, Steve Murphy, USA – 13, 11, 14, 7, 14, 5; 64

Complete results

 
Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship

Three races completed on the first day of racing

Day One Results (Top 10 of 19; 3 races)
1. Plenty, Alexander Roepers, USA – 2, 5, 1; 8
2. Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi, ITA – 1, 1, 10; 12
3. Flash Gordon 6, Helmut Jahn, USA – 4, 4, 4; 12
4. Struntje light, Wolfgang Schaefer, GER – 6, 2, 7; 15
5. Dark Star, Jeff Janov, USA – 5, 3, 8; 16
6. Nightshift, Kevin McNeil, USA – 7, 8, 2; 17
7. Groovederci, John Demourkas, USA – 8, 6, 6; 20
8. Flojito y Cooperando, Minkow/ Fernandez , MEX – 3, 16/ZFP, 3; 22
9. Blade 2, Michael Shlens, USA – 11, 9, 5; 25
10. Skian Dhu, Dirk Freeland, USA – 10, 10, 12; 32

Complete results

 
Sparks Fly As Rolex Farr 40 North Americans Get Underway 

Long Beach, Calif. (May 14, 2014) - A brush fire fueled by the Santa Ana winds created a smoky backdrop for the Farr 40s preparing to leave the docks at Long Beach Yacht Club for the first day of racing at the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 North Americans. The breeze continued to fire things up as the 19 boats sailed three tight races on the Pacific Ocean.

The first race got off as scheduled at noon in 16 knots of breeze, and after a general recall and restart the fleet was led around the five-mile long course and across the finish by 2013 Rolex Farr 40 World Champion Alberto Rossi and his Italian team on Enfant Terrible. At the first gate, Bernard Minkow and Julian Fernandez, on the Mexican-flagged Flojito y Cooperando were second, but by the finish they had been overtaken by New York's Alexander Roepers on PLENTY.

A change in direction and drop in speed to 10 knots of breeze, dictated a change of course and the fleet was sent off on race two aimed directly for Catalina Island. Rossi continued to exhibit the form that won him the first race, with Germany's Wolfgang Schaefer on Struntje light and Malibu's Jeff Janov, on Dark Star, following him across the finish line.

Intense jockeying for room at the boat end of the line marked the start of the final race of the day as the breeze piped back up to 17 knots. Alexander Roepers on PLENTY was the race winner, followed by Annapolis' Kevin McNeil at the helm of Nightshift.

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