Alberto Rossi and his team on Enfant Terrible win off Cabrillo Beach
2013 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds
Groovederci holds one-point lead
Estate Master makes strong move on Day 2
Exciting Start off Cabrillo Beach
Estate Master, Enfant Terrible and Plenty still in contention
In typical Farr 40 fashion, the West Coast Championship will come down to the final day with at least four boats in contention for the overall victory.
Groovederci passed two boats on the last two legs to get the gun in Race 9 on Friday and that win moved skipper John Demourkas into first place in the standings. Renowned professional John Kostecki is calling tactics on Groovederci, which is clinging to a one-point lead over the Australian entry Estate Master.
Enfant Terrible, the Italian entry owned by Alberto Rossi, holds third place - just four points astern of the leader. Plenty, skippered by Alex Roepers of New York City, is only nine points out of first place.
Australian boat wins two of three races as Hurricane Gulch roars to life
Quantum Sail Design Group Day at the Farr 40 West Coast Championship proved quite interesting. Principal race officer Peter Reggio held the 15-boat fleet at the dock for an hour then delayed for another hour out on the water waiting for the sea breeze to fill in.
For the sailors, the wait was well worth it as things got wild once racing finally got underway. Southwesterly winds that steadily built to 15-17 knots provided some thrilling competition and resulted in a shakeup in the standings.
"After a long pause to get going, the day ended with a real vengeance," Groovederci skipper John Demourkas said.
Competition in the Farr 40 West Coast Championship got off to a rousing start as conditions off Cabrillo Beach were outstanding and the action on the race course was close.
Southwesterly winds that started off in the 8-12 knot range then steadily built to 14-16 knots enabled PRO Peter Reggio to complete three excellent races. In typical Farr 40 fashion, there were three different winners Plenty going wire-to-wire in Race 1, Struntje Light getting the gun in Race 2 and Enfant Terrible taking line honors in Race 3.
"It was a great day on the water. We had fantastic racing in great breeze on a beautiful southern California day," said Alex Roepers, skipper of Plenty.