Swedish Nationals Report

The most competitive class in Sweden - by Farr.

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June 6th through to June 8th, 11 Farr 30´s gathered in the beautiful village of Sandhamn, outside of Stockholm. The Royal Swedish Yacht Club hosted the event.  It was time for the 2nd ever national championship for the Farr 30 class. Current champion was team Matrisen with Olympic sailor Martin Strandberg on the helm. But recently Matrisen have been heavily challenged by not just one team but of up to three teams, so the final result was not easy to pick.  Weather offered light to moderate breeze under mostly clear sky and Scandinavian midnight sun. 8 tight races were to be held. German boat Topaz with Dr Harald Bruening participated and was a great international bench mark for the newer Swedish teams. One brand new team entered through E.stelle Medical, and boy were they up for a treat in the highly competitive fleet. First two races were held in very light and shifty conditions, making it a hard choice between A1 and S2 down wind. Mistakes were extremely costly but Civitanova managed the conditions the best and scored their first ever win in this regatta. Second race was very similar and first boat over the line was German Topas.

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2014 Farr 30 World Championship

Royal Danish Yacht ClubThe spectacular city of Copenhagen, Denmark and the Royal Danish Yacht Club (KDY) will host the 2014 Farr 30 World Championship from August 24 to 30. This storied event returns to Europe after a successful 2012 World Championship sailed in Bastad, Sweden where nineteen teams from seven countries battled it out for the title of World Champion. This year organizers are expecting twenty five entries to showcase their skills in the highly competitive and beloved Farr 30 One Design.

Much to the relief of the fleet, former Class President and three time Farr 30 World Champion, Deneen Demourkas will not be sailing this event however, she will be onsite to offer words of wisdom and to present the Royal Canadian Yacht Club Trophy to the newly crowned World Champion. Demourkas, who has competed in every Mumm/Farr 30 World Championship since 2003 said “it will be very strange to sit on the sidelines for this World Championship and I’m not a very good observer of sailing, I get quite frustrated simply watching”. When asked why she will sit this one out? “It’s time to open the door. I love this Class, I love this boat and I find nothing more satisfying to sail than the Farr 30 however, its time to pass the torch.”

You can bet Class stalwart Harald Bruening of Germany has his eyes on the prize. He too has been sailing the Farr 30 as long as Demourkas and with a string of top five finishes at World Championships, he has yet to win it. “This is our year” says Bruening. “Our boat is perfect, our crew are hungry and we are ready to fight.” Class President Patrick Lindblom is very pleased with the winning bid from KDY stating “Copenhagen is an ideal location from a geographical point of view, a location that allows for good logistics, but more so, offers a fantastic sailing arena on the waters outside Copenhagen. And with a new fantastic club house, we can be sure to enjoy some great social activities off the water. Conditions on the water offer the challenges you would expect from a World Championship, strong currents and rough seas if the weather conditions allows”.

The NOR will be posted after March 1, www.farr30.org

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Farr 30, the best thirty foot one design ever built!

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