Farr 40 One Design Rules


Thank you for choosing a Farr 40 One Design. On behalf of the Management Group it gives us at Stagg Yachts Inc. great pleasure to welcome you to the Farr 40 One Design Class. The Class is governed by an Executive Committee comprised of owners from all the active racing regions in conjunction with a Management Group consisting of representatives from Stagg Yachts, Farr Yacht Design and US Watercraft. The Class rules have been formulated to maintain the integrity of the class by keeping the boats as identical as possible, with the flexibility to race competitively under current international handicap rules. This will enable you, as the Owner, to have the maximum amount of enjoyment from racing in this exciting Class.

We encourage you to read and understand these rules and urge your representative and crew to become familiar with them. You will be responsible, through the Owners' Association, with guidance from the Management Group, for further development of the rule, which in turn will maintain a healthy future for the Class. The rules state that the Owner (or charterer) must be a member of the Farr 40 One Design Owners Association to race in any Farr 40 One Design class event.

A One Design Certificate will be issued to you by the Chief Measurer and you will be required to renew this annually as outlined in the Class rules. It is also required that a copy of these rules and a current One Design certificate be on board the boat at all times, whilst racing One Design. This is to ensure the One Design status is kept at the forefront of all competitors’ minds.

We expect the class to create an arena for owners to compete on even terms, as helmsmen at the regional, national and international level, culminating in the annual Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. Active participation by the Owners through the Owners Association is encouraged to determine future needs of the Class, forming new local fleets and maintaining the value of your investment. We are truly excited to bring you this outstanding One Design and look forward to another year of exceptional One Design racing. Once again welcome to the Farr 40 One Design Class!

Farr 40 One Design Rules
ISAF Approved

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017

Interpretation 169 Added
(Applies to Class Rule 10.3 Regarding Hydraulic Equipment)

Rule 30.2 Added
(Applies to required equipment)

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PDF: Printed Version with Integrated Interpretations

Appendix 1 - Rule Weight Conditions
Appendix 2 - Preparation For Measurement
Appendix 3 - Safety Equipment
Appendix 4 - ISAF Sailor's Classification Code
Appendix 5 - Sail Declaration Form (Word)
- Crew Declaration Form
Appendix 6 - Running Rigging Specifications (PDF)
Appendix 7 - Standing Rigging Specifications
Appendix 8 - Application For Helmsman
Appendix 9 - Class Rule Interpretations and Modification Requests (PDF)
Appendix 9 in HTML: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4
Appendix 10 - Yacht Owner Compliance Declaration (PDF)
Appendix 11 - Request For Sail And/Or Button Replacement (PDF)
Available in either PDF or EXCEL formats for download.

Drawing # 21 - Deck Gear Layout (PDF)
Drawing # 22 - Interior/Corrector Weight Details (PDF)
Drawing # 23 - Keel, Rudder & Drive Leg (PDF)
Drawing # 24b - Measurement Sail Plan (PDF)
Drawing # 25 - Topmast Backstay Strop (PDF)
Drawing # 26 - Headstay Measurement (PDF)
Drawing # 27 - Masthead Spinnaker Halyard Spectacle Placement (PDF)
Drawing # 28 - Optional Spinnaker Pole Inboard End Fitting (PDF)
Drawing # 29 - Standard Tiller (PDF)
Drawing # 30 - Low Boy Tiller (PDF)
Drawing # 31 Headboard Dimensions (PDF)
Measurement Certificate Complete Boat
Builder Compliance Certificate (Bcc) (PDF)
Mast Compliance Certificate (Mcc) (PDF)

Farr 40 Class Corinthian Trophy (PDF)

Farr 40 Class Association Constitution (PDF)