It was decided late Wednesday morning to call off all racing for the first day of the 2012 Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event #2 as high winds off South Beach gusting to around 30 knots and a very unpleasant sea state resulted in a unanimous vote by owners and the race committee to forego racing for the day and try again tomorrow. Teams anxious to race prepared their boats this morning knowing that this was the likely outcome of todays forecast, but in the end the safety of the crews is not worth risking by racing in conditions like these.
Small craft advisories and rip current warnings are holding steady along Florida's Atlantic Coast for the rest of the day. The Farr 40 Class anticipates a full day of racing tomorrow, with ENE winds currently predicted from 15 to 25 miles per hour, and will be posting the most current information for competitors on the Notice Board located outside the weigh in tent at Miami Beach Marina.
Later this week sailors will enjoy an exciting social schedule including a post race Owner and Crew Party at La Piaggia Beach Club on Friday March 9th, as well as an Awards Party at Monty's Poolside in beautiful South Beach at the conclusion of the event.
The Organizing Authority (OA) is 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 each day as well as live event updates from the racecourse via Twitter and Facebook. This year will be updating our press and media sites 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.
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The Event Headquarters are located at the Miami Beach Marina, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139