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  • Estate Master the new NSW Farr 40 champion
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Media release - 12 February 2017

Martin Hill’s Estate Master narrowly beat the runner up on the final day of the Farr 40 NSW State Title 2017 that wrapped up on Sydney Harbour in strong sou’east winds.

The days when Estate Master and what used to be Transfusion locked horns resumed at the two-day title. The pair were even on 10 points going into race six then Belgiorno-Nettis’ Angophora got mixed up with Gordon Ketelbey’s Zen at a top mark rounding.

Hill and his tactician David Chapman kept clear of the fleet and sailed into second in the 18-22 knot breeze while Belgiorno-Nettis lost touch with Estate Master and finished fifth, putting the state championship title out of the team’s reach despite Angophora’s bullet in race seven.

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ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND - The Farr 40 Class Association has enjoyed a strong relationship with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda over the years.

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has hosted numerous class events, including the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2003 and 2009. Porto Cervo and YCCS have also conducted several European and Mediterranean regattas for the association.

So it is fitting these two longtime allies will come together to commemorate each other's anniversaries.

Class organizers are proud to announce the 20th anniversary of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo from July 13 through 16 and will be hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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ZadarZADAR, 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."

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ZadarZADAR, 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.

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