MEDIA RELEASE 25 NOVEMBER 2014
Australian Farr 40 renaissance
There's a distinctive swagger amid the Australian Farr 40 class. Four top ten finishes at the recent international title, a new batch of super keen owners for the 2014-15 season and preparations underway to host the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2016 have injected vim and vigour into the enduring one design fleet.
Numbers are not only holding in Australia, they have swollen this season with the addition of Bob Bennett and Enigma (RPAYC), Carl Russett and Windy Too (RPAYC), Rob Pitts and Double Black (SYC, previously Bribie Star) and Rod Jones and Kindergarten (MHYC/MYC, previously Sputnik). Gordon Ketelbey dabbled with the Farr 40s in the closing stages of last season and committed to the upcoming series with his purchase of one of Guido Belgiorno-Nettis' former Transfusions, now called Zen.Read More
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