2 February 2015
Winning formula nets Transfusion the Aberdeen Asset Management Victorian Farr 40 State Title
When it comes to repelling their Farr 40 classmates time and again, the defence mechanisms on Guido Belgiorno-Nettis' Transfusion are in place. Despite best efforts from Voodoo Chile and Kindergarten, the successful Sydney sailing team headed up by the Transfield Holdings managing director took out the class' first state title for the 2014-15 season.
Transfusion is beatable. In recent years Voodoo has done it, so has Estate Master and Kokomo. And all of these teams finished higher in the rankings at last year's Rolex Farr 40 World Championship.
Undeniably Belgiorno-Nettis, a multiple Australian class champion and world champion when the title came to Sydney in 2011, knows the winning formula. On Port Phillip he and his crew completed the 10 race Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 Victorian Title yesterday afternoon; consolidating the lead position they held from day one, Friday January 30, 2015 to finish seven points in the clear.Read More
Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis, Md., and Stephanie Roble of East Troy, Wisc., today were named US Sailing’s 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. A total of ten men and seven women had been shortlisted for the 2014 honors based on nominations submitted by members of US Sailing, with these two sailors then selected for the noteworthy distinction by a diverse panel of sailing journalists.
December 17, 2014
This just in from our Turkish Farr 40 rep Sena Akman.
In the northern hemisphere the closing ceremonies for the year round regattas are taking place. On December 15th, Sailors in Turkey came together for their own major IRC class regatta trophy event, TAYK and TAYK/MDK series 2014 prize giving.
TAYK IRC 2014 Trophy goes to "Alize Turkcell" the Farr 40 owned and skippered by Sinan Sumer with his team comprised of Turkcell corporate citizens. We congratulate Sinan not only for his success in winning the trophy with the corporate team that he established and has been training for the past 5 years, but also the "fairplay" he demonstrated to remind us what sailing is all about when we truly live its values.
In the beginning of August 2014 just days before the major offshore regatta, namely the 300 nm Navy Regatta, which starts in Istanbul and ends in Southern part of Turkey, the F40 Arcora was blown from its cradle due to the adverse weather conditions at that time . Arcora is one of the most committed teams in Turkey. Arcora's owner Orel Kalomeni puts great effort and dedication into the sport and believes in his team. Nevertheless, they were not discouraged and instead they continued their journey with their original Archambault 40 RC. However, the second hit they were going to face was the points that they earned with their very own F40 could not be transferred to the replacement boat.Read More