Ancona, Italy - Alberto Rossi invited the Farr 40 Class Association to his hometown for the first time and delivered an experience that was positively splendid. This seaport in the Marche region of central Italy proved an ideal venue for the Farr 40 European Championship.
Rossi, one of the most respected owners in the class and the 2013 Rolex World Champion, made sure the organization on and off the water was di prima qualita - top notch. La Marina Dorica served as a fabulous facility, the Ancona Yacht Club provided impeccable race management while the Adriatic Sea delivered fantastic conditions.
"This regatta was a spectacular success on every level. Alberto was an incredibly gracious host and every element was well-planned and perfectly executed," said Geoff Stagg, manager of the Farr 40 Class Association. "I can safely say that all the owners came away very impressed. We will most certainly be back here in the future."Read More
May 21, 2016
SIBENIK, CROATIA - There were nothing but smiles and positive vibes after the Farr 40 class came off the water in Croatia on Saturday.
The inaugural D-Marin Farr 40 Sibenik Regatta was a real revelation - to all the sailors that participated and quite possibly the sailing world as a whole.
D-Marin Mandalina Marina more than lived up to its billing as a five-star facility, the Island Zarin Channel provided a top-notch racing venue while the local residents offered a warm welcome.
"Everyone was absolutely delighted with the event as a whole. They not only enjoyed the sailing experience, but also the ambience and energy of the venue," said Geoff Stagg, president of the Farr 40 Class Association. "There was not one skipper I spoke with who did not love this location."Read More
May 19, 2016
SIBENIK, CROATIA - The Farr 40 Class Association has come to Croatia for the first time in its illustrious history and the early returns are quite favorable. After two days of racing in the D-Marin Farr 40 Sibenik Regatta, owners and crews are raving about the venue.
Competition is being held on the Island Zlarin Channel, which delivered epic conditions on Thursday. Boats and crews were challenged by consistent 15-20 winds and rough seas while completing three races on Quantum Race Day.
"It is a pleasure to be in Croatia and the venue is spectacular. It is no surprise to me because I already knew this place was amazing," said Vasco Vascotto, tactician aboard Enfant Terrible. "I predict this particular location has a great future for hosting important regattas."
D-Marin Mandalina Marina is serving as host venue for the opening event of the 2016 Farr 40 International Circuit. Class president Geoff Stagg said the five-star facility has received high marks.
"The D-Marin complex is absolutely one of the nicest I've been to in the world. The hotel and marina are really something to behold," Stagg said.Read More