Rolex Farr 40 Worlds: Sailing Elite Take on SF Bay
by Kara Hugglestone
Nearly a year after the America's Cup in San Francisco the world's best sailors were again in town for the prestigious Rolex Farr 40 World Championship.
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New Yorker, Alex Roepers has been crowned World Champion after taking 4 from 7 bullets on San Francisco Bay for the 2014 World Championships.
With just one point separating second, third and fourth place, crews were keen to hit the water this morning to fight it out for the big one but the bay didn’t deliver...boats sat on the water for hours before a race officials were fighting against the clock to get one race in and set a course prior to the 3.30PM final warning signal.
International Class President Martin Hill had another successful day on the water finishing with a 2nd place in the last race and maintaining their overall second position on 34 points.Read More
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The breeze that usually makes San Francisco such a popular place for sailors was noticeably absent for the penultimate day of competition at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. A low pressure system had siphoned most of the air off the Bay, and with the fleet drifting around on the Berkeley Circle for several hours, the Race Committee took the decision to abandon attempts to run a race.Read More