Although breeze was lighter and shiftier in comparison to the previous two days of racing, the Farr 40 Class and the Storm Trysail Club Race Committee were able to complete a full day of racing today for the final day of the 2012 Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event #2. With ESE winds at 6 to 10 miles per hour the class was able to get in the full 10 races as detailed in the NOR. The courses were shortened throughout the day, with legs as short as one mile leaving little or no room for mistakes at the starting line. Boats at the start of Race 8 were very slow off the line, half going right and half choosing the left side, and it was apparent early on that the right side of the course was the place to be. Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible sailed a flawless race, with Wolfgang Schaefer's Struntje Light coasting downwind just behind them. John Demourkas' Groovederci paid the price for going left, and finished the race 8th, just after Barking Mad.
Alberto Rossi and his Enfant Terrible crew celebrate their victory. Click to enlarge.
Race 9 proved to be just as shifty, but this time the left was favored, and Jim Richardson and his team Barking Mad sailed a near perfect race, finishing first and closing the gap on Enfant Terrible. Struntje Light sailed another impressive race and demonstrated their light air skills by landing themselves another second place finish, just ahead of father and son team Helmut and Evan Jahn on Flash Gordon and Nico Poons' Charisma.
Race 10 belonged to Enfant Terrible who made sailing look easy and winning look good here in sunny South Beach. The race committee wasted no time resetting the weather mark and getting in the final race of the event, with the unpredictability of the standings at hand, the last race could stand to benefit more than one team and alter their standings. With a mere 20 points total and 6 first place finishes, Enfant Terrible is the winner of the Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event #2 turning the tables on Barking Mad's Event # 1 win in Key West.
The Farr 40 Class Association would like to thank everyone involved in making this event a huge success, including the eight participating boats from four countries, Storm Trysail Club Race Committee and the panel of judges.
The Organizing Authority (OA) was the Farr 40 Class Association in conjunction with The Storm Trysail Club (STC). The Farr 40 Class is pleased to bring you high quality race images from each day as well as live event updates from the racecourse via Twitter and Facebook. This year our press and media sites are complete with links to onboard video footage from participating teams to bring our friends and spectators that extra level of coverage of the Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event #2.
We would like to thank the following local businesses and hotels for their support: Miami Beach Marina, Monty's Poolside, La Piaggia Beach Club, The Avalon Hotel, and The South Seas Hotel. We look forward to welcoming teams May 24 - 27th to the 2012 Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event #3, which takes place on the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, MD. For further information on the next class sanctioned event, please visit our website: www.farr40.org
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1. Enfant Terrible, ITA, Alberto Rossi, 20.0 points
2. Barking Mad, USA, Jm Richardson, 33.0
3. Struntje Light, GER, Wolfgang Schaefer, 38.0
4. Flash Gordon, USA, Helmut & Evan Jahn, 45.0
5. Asterisk UNO, GBR, Hasip Gencer, 51.0
6. Charisma, MON, Nico Poons, 51.5
7. Groovederci, USA, John Demourkas, 56.0
8. Provezza 8, TUR, Ergin Imre & Onur Erardag, 62.0
Full Cumulative Results