ZADAR, CROATIA - Alex Roepers began his sailing season by scoring a major victory in Australia, stopped in Italy a few months later to secure another significant achievement then capped an extremely successful 2016 campaign by closing the deal in Croatia.
Roepers and his team aboard Plenty captured the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in the waters off Sydney, earned the class's European Championship out of Ancona then crossed the Adriatic Sea to post his third victory of the season at the D-Marin Zadar Regatta this past week.
"It's been a perfect year for the Plenty," said Roepers, an investment banker based in New York City. "We are absolutely delighted by the results. All credit goes to the crew for performing at a high level and accomplishing what we set out to do."Read More
ZADAR, CROATIA - Enfant Terrible and Plenty have been doing battle on the Farr 40 International Circuit for several years now. Those two top-notch programs have resumed their rivalry this week in the waters off this historic city along the Dalmatian coast.
Skipper Alberto Rossi and his Italian team aboard Enfant Terrible were on fire in 2013, winning the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship and also capturing the International Circuit crown. Plenty, a New York-based boat owned by Alex Roepers, accomplished the same feat during a magical 2014 season.
Those two boats have been at the forefront of the highly-competitive class ever since and have engaged in dogfights at numerous regattas. So it is no surprise to see Enfant Terrible and Plenty atop the leader board at the D-Marin Farr 40 Zadar Regatta.Read More
Septmber 11, 2016
A strong contingent of Chicago Farr 40 sailors is campaigning to bring the class world championship back to the Windy City. They certainly helped their case by hosting a successful North American Championship, which concluded Sunday.
Chicago Yacht Club served as gracious host and provided impeccable race committee work while Lake Michigan delivered a wide range of conditions that tested the seven-boat fleet over the course of the four-day regatta.Read More
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