2010 World Championship Officials

Jury:  Abel BELLAGUET (FRA)
            Bernadette DELBART (FRA)
            Eugenio TORRE (ITA)
            Tony O'GORMAN (IRL)
            Robert BOURQUIN (SUI)
            Jean-Jacques GASTALDI (FRA)
 
Race Committe:    Guy GUERMOND
                                                                                        
Acting Chief Measurer: Don MARTIN

2010 World Championship: Final Day

HIGH DRAMA ON THE HIGH SEAS:   

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(October 30, 2010) Day three of the 2010 Farr 30 World Championship and there was an unexpected drama to deal with between races 8 and 9.  The Race Committee boat sank, which is a first for this Class!  But in France and with COYCH being the organiser, a substitute committee boat was found within 30 minutes and racing was not delayed. Oh, and by the way, I had better say that the Race Committee was rescued and continued their duties admirably. 

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2010 World Championship: Day Two

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Veteran French Team Clamps Down On Championship
Courrier Dunquerque Sails Near-Perfect Day In Near-Perfect Conditions To Lead Farr 30 Worlds

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HYERES, FRANCE (29 October 2010) -- With the forecast breeze failing to appear by the 10 AM warning signal of Day 2 of the International Farr 30 World Championship, the stage was set for yesterday's all-conquering Swedish Team Orca to show their light air dominance off once again.  Patrick Lindblom and crew delivered yet another fantastic performance in the first race, giving them their third-straight victory to open the prestigious world championship.

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2010 World Championship: Day One

SCANDINAVIANS ROCKET TO FRONT OF PACK AFTER LIGHT DAY 1
Patrick Lindblom's TEAM ORCA Is Surprise Farr 30 Worlds Leader After 2 Early Wins

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HYERES, FRANCE (29 October 2010) -- One of the forces behind the recent emergence of Sweden as the Farr 30's newest regional stronghold, Patrick Lindblom had the kind of day a sailor rarely forgets as the 2010 Farr 30 World Championship got underway in Hyeres, France. "We obviously are very comfortable in the light air, and we feel extremely fast in the conditions we saw today on the water," said crew Martin Nilsson after racing. Team Orca would go on to take two first place victories in both the early morning and late afternoon race, though Pierre-Loic Berthet at the helm of Courrier Dunquerque nearly caught Orca with a last-minute push at the end of Race 1.

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Pre-World Championship Action

COTE D'AZURE DELIVERS A BIT OF EVERYTHING IN FARR 30 PRE-WORLDS ACTION

Two days of practice racing includes storms, rain, light air and sun as Courrier Dunkerque wins practice event

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HYERES, FRANCE (26 October 2010) – Two-time Tour De France a la Voile winner Courrier Dunkerque sent a statement to the 2010 Farr 30 World Championship fleet today and Monday with a dominant victory in the 5-race pre-worlds series in conditions that ranged from 30-knot thunderstorms to sunny, 5-knot zephyrs.  "This is just practice racing so I don't think our win predicts much, but for sure my crew performed really well and I'm lucky to be here with them,"  said Dunkerque helm and 2005 Farr 30 World Champion Pierre-Loic Berthet.  "I'm just happy to be here competing in such a beautiful place, in one of the best boats of all time, against such strong competitors, and we hope to have a good showing this week."

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2010 World Championship News

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2010 Farr 30 World Championship
Hyeres, France October 23rd to 31st
Follow the action here with daily reports, photos and news
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Current Entries

  

Boat Name

Sail Number 

Owner Name

Country 

ORCA

SWE 10070

Patrick Lindblom

Sweden

2

Groovederci

USA 35

Deneen Demourkas   

USA

3

Letto di Pletto

SWE 2

Jan Hägg

Sweden

4

Twins

FRA 002

Erik Maris

France

5

Nouvelle Caledonie

FRA

Vincent Portugal

France

6

An be

FRA

 Yoan Richomme

France

7

Ville du Port la Reunion

FRA

 

France

8

Courrier Dunkerque

FRA

 

France

9

Coych

FRA

 

France

10 

Brunel

NED

 

Holland

11

Topas

GER

 Dr. Harald Bruening

Germany

12 Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest

BEL

Belgium

13 Rara Avia RUS 18306 A Svertlov & A Basalkina Russia
14 White Shark Rus 30 Victor Los

Russia

15 MUMMALOYA FRA 974 Ligue Réunonnaise de Voile France
16 Give Me Five FRA 555 Extremes Sports / Adrien Follin France

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North East Racing 2010

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Calendar of Events 2010 

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Event

 Results

Photos

 Location

June 4-6

Cedar Point Yacht Club One Design Regatta

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Westport, CT

June 11-13

156th Annual New York Yacht Club Regatta

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Newport, RI

* Event calendar is actively maintained - dates, locations and results will be posted as they become available*

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Announcing Our New Name and Logos

(Dec. 16, 2008) - The M30 International Class Association announced today its
Owners have voted unanimously to change the name of the Class Association to the
Farr 30 International One Design Class. In November, the Class successfully
completed an agreement with Farr Yacht Design, Ltd and Bruce Farr to rename the
Class. The agreement was subject to approval by M30 Owners in a Class vote under
the Class Constitution. The name change and adoption of new logos will  be
effective January 1, 2009.

 

(Dec. 16, 2008) - The M30 International Class Association announced today its
Owners have voted unanimously to change the name of the Class Association to the
Farr 30 International One Design Class. In November, the Class successfully
completed an agreement with Farr Yacht Design, Ltd and Bruce Farr to rename the
Class. The agreement was subject to approval by M30 Owners in a Class vote under
the Class Constitution. The name change and adoption of new logos will  be
effective January 1, 2009.

The Class operated for 10 years under a naming rights and sponsorship
arrangement with Champagne Mumm. Due to corporate reorganizations and a sale of
the Champagne Mumm brand the arrangement was not renewed. After operating as the
M30 Class on an interim basis, the Class is very pleased to announce its new
name, reuniting the image of the Class with the original designer of this very
successful One Design boat.

To read the full press release Click Here

Oct. 4, 2008 Optimum Wins Farr 30 Worlds

Photo: Andrew Palfrey

Guy Stening's Optimum has won the 2008 Farr 30 Worlds.  Stening who hails from Sydney, Australia is also the reigning Australian National Champion.

Jim Richardson's Barking Mad won all three of today's races to finish 2nd and is Boat of the Day for the second day in a row.

Vincezo Onorato's Mascalzone Latinois third.   Onorato who an ISAF Sailor of the Year nominee and is the reigning and three consecutive Farr 40 Class Champion was a strong challenger for the title, until retiring after a port- starboard collision casuing damage at the start of Race 8 yesterday.


L-R:  Jim Richardson(2nd place) w/ new World Champion Guy Stening and Vincenzo Onorato(3rd place)

The "Optimum Family" at the prize giving.

Photos courtesy of Optimum sailing coach, Andrew Palfrey.

For  results got to: www.m30worlds2008.com

Guy Stenning & "Optimum" Claim 2008 Farr 30 World Championship

Farr 30 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 Recap – NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND

 

Photo: Andrew Palfrey


(Oct 4, 2008) Sydney’s Guy Stenning and his team, consisting of Darren Jones (Mainsheet), Steve Maconaghy (Tactician), Tristram Eldershaw (Pitman), Curtis Florence (Bow), Steve Quigly (trim and strategy) and Tim Davis (trimmer), sailing aboard Optimum, The team were supported on shore by Traks Gordon and Katherine Leonard and coached by Andrew Palfrey.  Optimum won the event by four points from Jim Richardson’s talented team aboard Barking Mad.  

Optimum went into the last day with an eleven point advantage over Jim Richardson's Barking Mad and with Vincenzo Onarato's Vincenzo Onorato in third place overall. Optimum’s advantage was due to some very steady and fast sailing over the previous three days of moderate to (very) fresh conditions.  Friday racing featured winds averaging 26 knots with gusts to 35 knots.

 

The challenging conditions over the four day event once again displayed the talent and "fun factor" provided by Farr 30 racing.  Owners and crew were very impressed with sailing conditons in Newport RI as well as by the excellent Race Committee work by Peter Reggio and his crew.  Support from Brad Reed and his great staff and facility at Sail Newport added to the quality of the World Championship. Many others, including Peggy and Lynn Comfort (former Owners of USA 21 then known as "BOB") and New York Yacht Club Vice Commodore David Ellwell provided boats and RC assistance during the week.   Chief Judge Tom Ehman and the International Jury complimented the Farr 30 Fleet for fast, fun racing with minimal protest committee activity, noting that Farr 30 Owners were well disciplined while racing aggressively in fun boats.

 

Stagg Yachts and Class Secretary Bunny Wayt provided great event coordination and a full social calendar, including a trip to Waterline Systems for the Opening Ceremony to view Farr 30s in various stages of build.  All of the Owners were impressed by the tour of Farr 30s in production.

 

For Full Results See:  http://www.m30worlds2008.com/content/view/5/12/


For the three races on the fourth and final day, the race committee opted to race in the waters of Narraganset Bay, citing concerns over a left-over sea state from Friday's 3rd day of racing in 30 knot winds. The final day of racing took place in winds from the west quarter at 8-14 knots. Barking Mad impressively claimed three wins on Saturday, finishing strong by winning the final four races of the regatta. Optimum had a ten point day over the final three races, which was enough to secure a solid victory. It was a hard earned win, with the differences in wind direction on the final day fluctuating between max right and max left by eighty degrees over the course of the three races.

Asked of his expectations for the event, Stenning commented “We came here to win, no doubt about it. Our team has put a heap of work in since the last worlds, where we placed fourth. We are a very close team and we are absolutely over the moon at the moment. This is huge!”

 

Photo: Andrew Palfrey

 

Jim Richardson (2nd -Barking Mad), 2008 M30 World Champion Guy Stenning- Optimum and Vincenzo Onarato (3rd -Mascalzone Latino). Very illustrious company. Both Jim and Vincenzo are legends inthe Farr40 class with 6 worlds wins between them.  Vincenzo is also a past Farr 30 World Champion.  Both were very complimentary of Guy and his team on Optimum.  The World Champion is holding the Royal Canadian Yacht Club Trophy upon which his name will now be engraved.

 

 



Results of Owner Vote on Proposed Amended Constitution

Farr 30 Owners have approved an Amended Class Constitution by a vote of 89% to 11% based on ballots returned to the Class Secretary by 5pm EDT October 2, 2008. The Amended Constitution will be posted on the Class website shortly after the conclusion of the 2008 World Championship.

Under the provisions of the new constitution, a nominating committee will be formed shortly and elections for new Class Officers will be held.  Until such time, the existing Class Officers will continue to serve.

Sept. 4 - A Letter from Ian Burman

Dear Farr 30 Sailors,

After two great years working with your fleet, I need to let you know that I will no longer be serving as your Class Coordinator.  I have started a new job as the head coach of the Intercollegiate Sailing Team at the US Naval Academy.  The opportunity to move into this prestigious position was just too good to pass up, and while it would have been nice to remain with the class through the upcoming World Championship before assuming my new duties, the fall intercollegiate sailing schedule made such arrangements impossible.  While the search goes on for a new Class Coordinator, the existing team at Stagg Yachts will all be chipping in to take care of all necessary class issues.  Geoff StaggThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it , Bunny WaytThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it and Tink ChambersThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it will be able to handle all of your questions and will be leading the class through the Worlds.

I would like to thank you all for making the last two years a great experience for me.  I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with some fantastic people and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities the Farr 30 Class has provided.  I feel the class has a tremendous future and I’m sure you will all enjoy great racing for years to come.

Sincerely,
Ian Burman

Aug 25 - Groovederci captures the 2008 Farr 30 North American Championship

Newport, RI.  After seven tight races in Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay, Deneen Demourkas’ Groovederci showed superb speed and consistency in capturing the crown of Farr 30 North American Champion for 2008.  The team from Santa Barbara, CA posted a score line of 1,1,2,2 on the first day and after all racing was postponed on day 2, they held a three point lead over Bodo & Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck heading into the final day of racing.  John Podmajersy’s Illusion was just one point behind Turbo Duck as the sailors rigged their boats on Sunday morning in little to no breeze yet again.

PRO Peter “Luigi” Reggio decided to move the racecourse out of Rhode Island Sound and set up inside Narragansett Bay just North of Gould Island for Sunday’s racing.  The day started out looking pretty bleak as the boats all were left adrift for a few hours after arriving at the racing area.  Shortly after noon, however, a nice southerly breeze began to funnel up the bay and as soon as it started Luigi and the RC team from the Storm Trysail Club were in place and ready to go.

In the first race of the day, tactician Mark Ivey aboard Illusion spotted something out to the right side and set up the boat to weather of the fleet and tacked out immediately off the starting line.  Jeff Maludy’s Adrenalin followed Illusion out to the right and the two boats got a great shift out of Cranston Cove and led the fleet to the first mark.  While Illusion was able to hold off the fleet to take the gun, Turbo Duck and Groovederci were able to use their speed to grind through the fleet, battling each other along the way.  After rounding the gate together and staying close through the race, Turbo Duck was in a position just to weather and covering Demourkas as the two boats approached the finish in second and third.  With the wind getting sucked out of Groovederci’s kite, they luffed up and forced the von der Wenses to head up hard, almost losing control.  The smooth move allowed Groovederci to sail cleanly to the finish and capture second in the race.

After watching what worked in the previous race, the majority of the fleet tacked off the line following the start of race 6 looking for the puff out of the cove on the right side.  This time it was Turbo Duck and Moise Solomon’s Kaizen that split from the fleet and the two boats found more pressure on the left side to lead at the first mark.  As Turbo Duck held on to the lead, Groovederci used its speed again to work through the fleet.  Demourkas was sailing upwind with the leech of the mainsail slightly more open than the rest of the fleet and the crew hiking just a little harder.  The result was that Groovederci was sailing flatter than the competition and the other boats were falling down into them in the puffs.  On the run to the finish, Kaizen waited too long before gybing to the finish, allowing Groovederci to claim another second place finish.

After a quick reset of the course, Luigi announced that the seventh race would be the last of the series and course 3, with an upwind finish was posted.  With victory all but insured, the Groovederci team went out in style, with tactician Scott Nixon calling a great race to go along with Demourkas’ superb driving as they sailed to the victory in the race and the series.  A little further back, Illusion needed to put a boat between themselves and Turbo Duck to move into second overall and they got the help they needed from Kaizen.

In the end, Groovederci took the victory and the Irish Cup with an impressive final score of 11 points after seven races.  Illusion won a tiebreaker with Turbo Duck to finish second and Kaizen took fourth in a tiebreaker with Adrenalin after a strong final day performance.  At the end of the day, all the competitors agreed that the Race Committee did a fantastic job in less than optimal conditions and the racing was just a blast.  Special thanks to SLAM, Hall Spars and Harken for their support of the 2008 Farr 30 North American Championship.  The Farr 30 fleet will next be competing in the World Championship on October 1-4, also in Newport.

For the event page with complete results, photos and other information click here.

Aug 23 - No racing on day 2 of 2008 Farr 30 North Americans

The fleet left the dock at 10 AM this morning hoping the breeze would fill in and we could get some quality racing in, but we were greeted by a very light and shifty Southeasterly when we arrived on the course.  After hours of being teased by inconsistent breezes, the Race Committee, led by PRO Peter "Luigi" Reggio decided to send the fleet back to shore shortly after 2 PM.  The day was not lost however, as the racers were able to enjoy a great cookout at Sail Newport sponsored by Hall Spars.  Deneen Demourkas' Groovederci still leads the fleet with a total of six points after four races, followed by Bodo and Nick von der Wense's Turbo Duck and John Podmajersky's Illusion.  Racing will conclude tomorrow and the first warning is scheduled for 1100.  For the event webpage with complete results and photos click here.

Aug 22 - Farr 30 North Americans – Groovederci leads after day 1

The first day of the 2008 Farr 30 North American Championship is in the books and Deneen Demourkas’ Groovederci used its superb speed and consistency to open up a three point lead over Bodo and Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck.  John Podmajersky’s Illusion lays third, one point behind the von der Wenses.

The day did not look promising early this morning as Narragansett Bay was dead calm as the crews prepared the boats for racing.  PRO Peter “Luigi” Reggio, straight off the plane from the Olympics in China , decided to postpone on shore for about an hour and a half.  When the first signs of a decent breeze came up, the Race Committee wasted no time in getting everyone out to the racing area and setting a course, and the first warning went off at 1215.  At the start of race 1, Turbo Duck won the pin end and led the fleet out to the left side.  Groovederci got pinched off shortly after the start and was forced to tack and duck the fleet before heading out to the right.  Fortunately for Demourkas, a right shift came through and Groovederci was able to grab the lead and hold on to the finish.  Bob Zannetti’s Venturesome had one halyard break and then got the spare stuck in the forestay and was forced to retire from the first race.  Some good crew work got the problems repaired in time to start the second race.

Race 2 saw Groovederci, Turbo Duck and Illusion locked into a tight battle for the lead with all three boats arriving at the leeward mark overlapped.  Groovederci’s inside position at the mark gave Demourkas’ team the edge and they added another first to their scorecard to start the regatta.  During the second race the breeze built to a steady 8 to 10 knots out of the South and the Race Committee from the Storm Trysail Club decided to try to go ahead and get in four races today while they could.

The third race started off well as the fleet made its first lap around the track in good time.  John Podmajersky’s Illusion led from wire to wire as the wind diminished to around five knots on the run to the finish.  When all the boats had made it across the line, a report came down from the weather mark boat that the wind was building and shifting to the right, so the RC quickly shifted the course around before starting a fourth race.

The wind never fully returned to its earlier strength and the fourth race proved to be a light air contest.  Bodo and Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck proved up to the task and opened up a lead on the fleet they would hold through the finish.  Jeff Maludy’s Adrenalin looked poised to capture a second place finish, but the team from Toledo , OH misjudged the favored end of the finish line and allowed Groovederci to slip by right at the last second.

Tomorrow the wind is predicted to fill in earlier and the first warning is scheduled for 1100.  The regatta will conclude on Sunday and the winner will be awarded the Irish Cup and declared the 2008 Farr 30 North American Champion.  Special thanks to SLAM, Hall Spars, and Harken for their support of this event as well as The Storm Trysail Club for providing the race management and Sail Newport for serving as a home to the boats.

The regatta page of this website, with complete results and photos can be found here.

 

2008 Farr 30 North American Championship Results

2008 Farr 30 North American Championship
Newport, RI, USA
August 22-24, 2008

 Series Standing - 7 races scored

Final Results
Regatta results saved: Sunday, August 24, 2008 3:27:38 PM EDT

Division: Farr 30 (7 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Points
Pos
1 USA 706 Groovederci Deneen Demourkas 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 11.00 1
2 USA 55 Illusion John Podmajersky 3 2 1 4 1 4 2 17.00 2
3 USA 683 Turbo Duck Bodo & Nick von der Wense 2 3 3 1 3 1 4 17.00 3
4 USA 27 Kaizen Moise Solomon 5 4 5 5 5 3 3 30.00 4
5 USA 691 Adrenalin Jeff Maludy 4 5 4 3 4 5 5 30.00 5
6 USA 21 Just Plain Nutz Norm & Jack Dean 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 43.00 6
7 USA 47 Venturesome Bob Zannetti 8/DNF 7 7 7 7 6 7 49.00 7

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2005-2008

Information is provisional and subject to modification


Principal Race Officer: Peter Reggio
Jury Chair: Tom Duggan

2008 NAs Entry List

2008 Farr 30 North American Championship
Newport, RI, USA
August 22-24, 2008

Entry List

USA 21 - Just Plain Nutz - Norm & Jack Cameron Dean

USA 27 - Kaizen - Moise Solomon

USA 47 - Venturesome - Bob Zannetti

USA 55 - Illusion - John Podmajersky

USA 683 - Turbo Duck - Bodo & Nick von der Wense

USA 691 - Adrenalin - Jeff Maludy

USA 706 - Groovederci - Deneen Demourkas

2008 World Championship Notice of Race is now available!

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Optimum Captures the Victory at the 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta

In a thrilling conclusion to the 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta that saw the top three boats all converge together on the finish of the last race with the title in the balance, Guy Stening's Optimum from Australia edged out john Podmajersky's Illusion and Jim Richardson's Barking Mad to take the gun in the final race and the victory in the regatta.

Barking Mad, with America's Cup veteran Terry Hutchinson on tactics, lead after day 1 with a strong 3,1,1 scoreline and looked poised to run away with the event until Illusion came with strong finishes on the second day to move into the overall lead.

Stening's team began the final day in third place, but still well within striking distance of the leaders.  After two bullets to start the day, the team from Sydney found itself tied with Illusion for first and three points ahead of Barking Mad with only one race remaining.  Podmajersky's team took an early lead in the final race and seemed to be cruising to a victory until gear failures and the speed of the Australians leveled the playing field and set up an exiting duel to the finish.  At the line, Stening's team barely edged out the competition to claim the overall victory.

The teams in Newport experienced a fantastic opportunity to train for the upcoming North American and World Championships, which will also be held in Newport.  For complete results...

Series Standing - 9 races scored

 

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:31:11 PM EDT

 

Division: Farr 30 (5 boats) (top)

 

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Hometown 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Points
Pos
1 7151 Optimum Stening, Guy North Sydney, NSW, AUS 2 2 4 3 1 3 1 1 1 18.00 1
2 55 Illusion Podmajersky, John Chicago, IL 1 4 3 1 2 1 3 2 3 20.00 2
3 65 Barking Mad Richardson, James Boston, MA 3 1 1 2 3 5 2 3 2 22.00 3
4 27 Kaizen Scott Baker, Moise Solomon Chelmsford, MA 4 3 2 5 5 2 5 5 5 36.00 4
5 691 Adrenalin Maludy, Jeff Toledo, OH 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 39.00 5

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2005-2008
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1

Jim Murrell's Huckleberry 2 is named Boat of the Week at Long Beach Race Week

The action in the Southern California Farr 30 fleet is heating up and event organizers can't help but noticing.  In the most recent regatta, Long Beach Race Week, Jim Murrell's Huckleberry 2 finished with 19 points, just one ahead of both Rhonda Tolar's Wild Thing and Monica and Skip Skipwith's Clockwork.  The tight action in the Farr 30 fleet led to Huckleberry 2 being declared as "Boat of the Week."  For complete results and more information on the event, go to www.lbrw.org.

For Farr 30Results...

Place
#
Boat Name Owner
R 1
R 2
R 3
R 4
R 5
R 6
R 7
Total
1
15 Huckleberry2 Jim Murrell
3
3
1
1
2
4
5
19
2
14 Wild Thing Rhonda Tolar
2
4
2
7 dsq
1
1
3
20
3
17 ClockWork Monica/Marc Skipwith
5
2
4
2
3
3
1
20
4
52 Frequent Flyer Dave Powers/Dick Schmidt
1
7 dsq
3
3
5
2
2
23
5
20 Babe Doug Steele
4
1
5
4
4
5
4
27
6
59 Cuvee Caliente Ray and Cheryl Mahaffey
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
49

June 29 - MON 01 Frimpeks wins the third series of the Italian Circuit Farr 30

The third series of races of the Italian Circuit Farr 30 has been exciting although the little present boats because of several concomitants sailing events.

Rimini confirms to be a good location for sailing because has all necessary ingredients: good weather conditions, the professional orgaziation of the Club Nautico Rimini and last but not least plenty of attractions and distractions that only this city is able to offer.

Today, three great races sailed with northerly winds and regular starts.

In the first race MummyOne Assotubi of Lauro Bonora and Antonio Mingozzi leads the fleet and rounds the mark neck to neck with MON 01 Frimpeks of Francisco Farneti and Andrea Musone, followed by Magic Mitsubishi Electric of Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli.

The leadership of MummyOne Assotubi doesn’t last long and on the gate MON 01 Frimpeks is first, keeping this position till the finish.

The second race is even better with MON 01 Frimpeks fighting against Magic Mitsubishi Electric and behind them MummyOne Assotubi  against Spanezz of Maurizio Volontè, respectively for the gold and bronze medal of the series.

Magic Mitsubishi Electric with Enrico Passoni as tacticians wins, followed by MON 01 Frimpeks with the tactician Nico Celon and Spanezz with Giuseppe Olmeti winning an exciting duel with MummyOne Assotubi.

In the third and last race, battle again between MON 01 Frimpeks rounding first the winward mark but not able to control the race in the third leg and Magic Mitsubishi Electric takes the opportunity going to win the race, followed by MON 01 Frimpeks and Spanezz.

Winner of the series is MON 01 Frimpeks of Francisco Farneti and Andrea Musone., followed by  Magic Mitsubishi Electric of Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli and Spanezz of Maurizio Volontè.

MON 01 Frimpeks wins the memorial trophy in memory of Franca Restani founder of the Inner Wheel Rimini Club & Coast, associated to a donation to a nursery school in India of Don Benzi and the Assonautica Trophy presented by dr. Giovanni Parmeggiani.

After 24 regattas and 5 discarts, MON 01 Frimpeks of Farneti-Musone is the leader on the Italin M30 Circuit with 10 points, in second position with 29 points Magic Mitsubishi Electric of Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli, and theird Diletta of Mocchegiani.  10 contenders follow.

The complete classment are available on  www.mumm30.it.

Nicholas Celon, tactician of MON 01 Frimpeks: “Although the number of boatss, all races were fantastic and competitive. Rimini is a great city, with funny people and hospitable; I love the food too.

Francisco Farneti, President of the Italian Class Farr 30: “Really a lot of fun in the last three days. I am currently working to bring more crews to Rimini for the final series to award the title of the Europe The regattas have been amusing, are working for the last appointment where we expect one more more boat”.

The Italian Circuit Farr 30 2008 is supported from one prestigious sponsor, MGM World of the Wine, company to the vanguard in the excellence, present in 11 Italian regions and with an objective fort: to create new blend of Italian wines with the better relationship quality/price and the greater one upgrades them of happening on the domestic market and international.

The Italian Circuit Farr 30 will always conclude to Rimini in the dates 25-27 July.

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June 19 - Turbo Duck leads the 2008 Farr 30 North American Circuit with one event remaining

Annapolis, MD (June 19, 2008)  After three exciting events on the Farr 30 North American Circuit, Bodo and Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck has used great consistency to open up a solid lead in the overall standings.  After finishing a close second in Key West, the team from Wayne, PA has followed up with third place finishes in the Annapolis NOOD and the Cedar Point YC One Design Regatta.  Their overall score of 8 points is 5 better that of John Podmajersky’s Illusion.  Since each boat only counts it’s top three scores, the only team with a chance to pass Turbo for the season championship is Nelson Stephenson’s Team BOLD, which sits in the third position overall despite having to sit out the Cedar Point event.  Three boats have already sailed three events to qualify for circuit scoring and another eight are one event short of qualifying.

The North American Circuit will conclude at the Coastal Living Newport Regatta on July 11-13.  Online Registration, as well as regatta documents and information can be found at http://www.sailnewport.org/npt/m/_general/06newporthome.asp.  The Newport Regatta should be hotly contested in the Farr 30 class, as the top teams will be preparing for the 2008 Farr 30 World Championship on October 1-4 in Newport.  Docking, launching and storage information for the Coastal Living Newport Regatta and the rest of the season can be found at http://www.sailnewport.org/npt/m/_general/m30storage.asp.  Newport is a fantastic sailing destination and Sail Newport is one of the greatest regatta hosting sites in the world.  If you have the opportunity, we strongly encourage you to head to Newport in mid-July for a truly first-class racing experience.

After the North American Circuit concludes, the class will turn its attention to its major championships for the year.  On August 22-24, The Farr30 Class Association in conjunction with the Storm Trysail Club will host the 2008 Farr 30 North American Championship.  Sail Newport will serve as a base of operations for the North Americans and co-organizing authority for the aforementioned Worlds in October.  After 12 years of tight one design racing, the Farr 30 class is still going strong and this year’s championships will prove to be some of the most competitive on record.

For more information:
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2008 NA Circuit Results - as of CPYC OD

Boat Owner KW Ann CP Npt Total
1 Turbo Duck Bodo & Nick von der Wense 2 3 3 8
2 Illusion John Podmajersky 4 5 4 13
3 Team BOLD Nelson Stephenson 3 4 25 32
4 Cygnet Rick Swann 7 25 2 34
5 Just Plain Nutz Norm & Cameron Dean 15 15 7 37
6 Kaizen Solomon / Baker 25 8 5 38
7 Kinetic David Sutcliffe 6 9 25 40
8 Mummy Geoff Brown 12 7 25 44
9 Rhumb Punch John & Linda Edwards 11 11 25 47
t10 Groovederci Deneen Demourkas 1 25 25 51
t10 Barking Mad Jim Richardson 25 1 25 51
t10 Sixx Larry Dickie 25 25 1 51
t13 Optimum Guy Stening 25 2 25 52
t13 Mummbles Brad Kauffman 13 14 25 52
t13 Mulligan Fronk / Geddes 14 13 25 52
16 Notorious Kevin Brown 5 25 25 55
t17 Moxie James Allsopp 25 6 25 56
t17 Siren Brian Connolly 25 25 6 56
t19 Black Seal Kevin Young 8 25 25 58
t19 Venturesome Bob Zanetti 25 25 8 58
21 One More Time Lockwood / Begendahl 9 25 25 59
t22 Super Fly Eric Wynsma 10 25 25 60
t22 Adrenalin Jeff Maludy 25 10 25 60
24 Snooker Brant Russell 25 12 25 62
25 = DNC

June 8 -Perfect Racing Conditions for the final day 3 of the OneDesign Regatta

The Farr 30 Class kicked off the OneDesign Regatta into high gear on Friday 6/7/08. Paul Iffland and his RC ream popped off 4 square w/l 4 races in light air. Mark roundings were close with some having the entire fleet within a 2 minutes spread. Multiple lead changes occurred on most legs of the day. At days end, competitors enjoyed a CPYC style home cooked southern meal of barbeque pork, chicken and salmon prepared by Vice Commdore Nelson Stephenson. In addition, competitors enjoyed the Kattack replay of their races, tracked by individual transponders on each boat. Allen Clark, of photoboat had a slide show going of the days close action as well.

Day 2 was tough for racers with light air that challenged all. The RC served up 3 w/l 4 races for the Farr 30 and Level 72 classes. The J105 and J30 classes were given 2 races. At the conclusion of racing there was a lobster dinner and party featuring CPYCs own house band.

Day 3 was pefect sailing weather; sunny and 7 - 12 knots. The racers were anxious to getgoing and were on the course going up and down the wind prior to the arrival of the RC. Racing commenced on schedule with the first warning signal at 1100 am. Four races for the Farr 30s and three races in each of the other classes were held.  The racing was tight and the day turned some fortunes around for the the leaders. Everything was wrapped up on the water around 3 PM and all boats were tied up when a thunderstorm hit as the awards were being given out.

For Results:

Cedar Point Yacht Club

2008 CPYC OneDesign 2008Regatta

June 6, 7 & 8, 2008

Farr 30 Class Series Summary - Final

Pl - Sail #; Skipper; From; Boat Name: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - T

1 - USA6; Lawrence Dickie; Greenwich, CT; Sixx: 4, 4, 5, 3, 3, 2, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 - 33

2 - USA316; Stephenson, Nel / Rick Swann; Fairfield, CT; BOLD: 5, 1, 3, 2, 2, 9\DSQ, 3, 2, 1, 3, 4 - 35

3 - USA683; Bodo & Nick Von der Wense; Wayne, PA; turbo duck: 1, 2, 1, 6, 9\RAF, 1, 1, 4, 3, 6, 2 - 36

4 - USA55; John Podmayersky; Chicago, IL; Illusion: 2, 5, 6, 7, 4, 3, 6, 1, 4, 2, 3 - 43

5 - USA27; Scott Baker / Moise Solomon; Chester, CT; Kaizen: 7, 3, 4, 1, 1, 4, 4, 6, 7, 4, 5 - 46

6 - USA630; Brian Connolly; Brookfield, CT; Siren: 3, 6, 2, 4, 6, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7, 8 - 58

7 - USA21; Cameron &  Norm Dean; Pleasant Valley, NY; Just Plain Nutz: 6, 7, 7, 5, 5, 7, 2, 7, 6, 5, 6, - 63

8 - USA47; Bob Zanetti; Weston, CT; Venturesome: 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7 - 84

June 7 - Light air challenges 4 classes on day 2 of the Onedesign Regatta

2008 _OneDesign 215.JPGThe Farr 30 Class kicked off the OneDesign Regatta into high gear on Friday 6/7/08. Paul Iffland and his RC ream popped off 4 square w/l 4 races in light air. Mark roundings were close with some having the entire fleet within a 2 minutes spread. Multiple lead changes occurred on most legs of the day. At days end, competitors enjoyed a CPYC style home cooked southern meal of barbeque pork, chicken and salmon prepared by Vice Commdore Nelson Stephenson. In addition, competitors enjoyed the Kattack replay of their races, tracked by individual transponders on each boat. Allen Clark, of photoboat had a slide show going of the days close action as well.

Day 2 was trying conditions for racers with light air that challenged all. The RC served up 3 w/l 4 races for the Farr 30 and Level 72 classes, The J105 and J30 classes were given 2 races. the entire fleet joned in and the Level 72s. J105s and J30s were given 2 races. At the conclusion of racing there was lobster dinner and party accomplanied by the house band.

For the results thru race day #2:

Cedar Point Yacht Club
2008 CPYC OneDesign 2008Regatta
June 6, 7 & 8, 2008
Farr 30 Class Series Summary

 

Pl Sail # Skipper From Boat Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 T
1 USA683 Bodo & Nick Von der Wense Wayne, PA turbo duck 1 2 1 6 9\RAF 1 1 21
2 USA27 Scott Baker Moise Solomon Chester, CT Kaizen 7 3 4 1 1 4 4 24
3 USA316 Stephenson, Nel Rick Swann Fairfield, CT BOLD 5 1 3 2 2 9\DSQ 3 25
4 USA6 Lawrence Dickie Greenwich, CT Sixx 4 4 5 3 3 2 5 26
5 USA55 John Podmayersky Chicago, IL Illusion 2 5 6 7 4 3 6 33
6 USA630 Brian Connolly Brookfield, CT Siren 3 6 2 4 6 5 7 33
7 USA21 Cameron &  Norm Dean Pleasant Valley, NY Just Plain Nutz 6 7 7 5 5 7 2 39
8 USA47 Bob Zanetti Weston, CT Venturesome 8 8 8 8 7 6 8 53

June 6 - Farr 30s own the racecourse for day 1 of the Onedesign Regatta

The Farr 30 Class kicked off the OneDesign Regatta into high gear today. Paul Iffland and his RC ream popped off 4 square w/l 4 races in light air. Mark roundings were close with some having the entire fleet within a 2 minutes spread. Multiple lead changes occurred on most legs of the day. At days end, competitors enjoyed a CPYC style home cooked southern meal of barbeque pork, chicken and salmon prepared by Vice Commdore Nelson Stephenson. In addition, competitors enjoyed the Kattack replay of their races, tracked by individual transponders on each boat. Allen Clark, of photoboat had a slide show going of the days close action as well.

For Day 1 Results:

2008 ONE DESIGN REGATTA
RESULTS
Farr 30 CLASS RACES
June 6, 2008
Sail # Boat Name Skipper From Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 TOTAL
USA683 turbo duck Bodo & Nick Von der Wense Wayne, PA 1 2 1 6 10
USA316 BOLD Stephenson, Nel Rick Swann Fairfield, CT 5 1 3 2 11
USA27 Kaizen Scott Baker Moise Solomon Chester, CT 7 3 4 1 15
USA630 Siren Brian Connolly Brookfield, CT 3 6 2 4 15
USA6 Sixx Lawrence Dickie Greenwich, CT 4 4 5 3 16
USA55 Illusion John Podmayersky Chicago, IL 2 5 6 7 20
USA21 Just Plain Nutz Cameron & Norm Dean Pleasant Valley, NY 6 7 7 5 25
USA47 Venturesome Bob Zanetti Weston, CT 8 8 8 8 32

May 18 - Two crowns for one king - Matrix wins the European Champioship after the Worlds

The adverse weather conditions today prevented from racing in the European Championship Farr 30, with the organization Compagnia della Vela in collaboration with the International Farr 30 Class Association and Italian Farr 30 Class Association, supported by a prestigious sponsor, in the world of sailing for several years, the Casino di Venezia, synonymous of elegance, history and tradition.

Fifteen crews from five nations, probably the best European Championship from the technical point of view since ever. All races were set just outside the Venice port and all races were very spectacular with crews well prepared, excellent manoeuvres and good boat handling with several exciting photo finishes.

All teams had crew members with international experience such as Stefano Rizzi (two America's Cup campaigns and Round The World Races) with Gabriele Benussi on Magic Mitsubishi, the Portuguese Hugo Rocha (4 Olympics with bronze medal in Atlanta) on Cheyenne, Francesco Bruni (on Matrix) and Claudio Novi (on Charis) with Gaetano Figlia di Granara, then Lorenzo Bressani with Gianfranco Noè (on MON01 Frimpeks), Paolo Montefusco (on Black Rose), Branko Brcin (on Mummy One Assotubi), Francesco Ivaldi and the brothers Eulisse (on Uka Uka), Andrea Casale (on Diletta).

This event was able to gather very good foreigner crews too: Cro-A-Sail, the first crew in the standings, was racing with two crew members with Olympic experience and the Turkish Uluc too.

The alternation of results confirms that in this monotype the crew makes the difference; it’s matter of concentration, determination and perfection. Without the today races the standing remains unchanged, with the strong Italian fleet on top and a short list of five or six good candidates for the title. At the end, after 9 races the title of European Champion was awarded to Matrix of Luigi Melegari, former World Champion, demonstrating once again a good crew preparation. Second is Cheyenne of Federico Strocchi while third MON01 Frimpeks of Francis Farneti and Andrea Musone. Good performances of Mummy One Assotubi of Mingozzi-Bonora in fourth position and for Magic Mitsubishi Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli fifth, followed by ten more competitors.

COMPLETE RESULTS

Some comments at the end of the Championship:

Ian Burman, International Farr 30 Class Secretary: "This event was fantastic with 9 outstanding races showing a very competitive and compact fleet. I had the opportunity to race with the Croatian and it was an exciting experience.

The Italian teams are very fast and perfect boat handling, always on top; even in moments of difficulty they could return in the first positions. Venice was a pleasant discovery."

Carol Abbott, European Farr 30 Class Association: "The organisation was fantastic, the Race Committee did a great job in completing 9 beautiful races, courses well set, starts always on. We had great time and Venice is really wonderful."

Francesco Farneti, President of the Italian M30 Class Association: "A great European championship, the organization has been successful in all respects, I am very pleased about the massive presence of national and foreign crews that have enabled us to award the title, which had not occurred in the previous edition. There were 15 boats extremely competitive and at least five with close performances. Unfortunately there were some not very crystal clear discussion but all races have been beautiful. This event is now over and we are going to concentrate to the next part of the Italian circuit.”

Matrix (Luigi Melegari, Francesco Bruni, Enrico Zennaro, Davide Di Maio, Francesco Dal Bon, Giovanni Boem, Francesco Di Caprio)

Luigi Melegari, owner-helsman: "Firstly I would like to thank my crew racing with me since long time, Francesco Bruni successfully joined our team. We sailed well, I hoped to win with more serenity. There were at least 6 or 7 boats deserving to win. After the World title of last year the European title is a good result. "

Francesco Bruni, tactician: It has been a big responsibility to sail with the World champion crew, a team well trained handling a fast and optimized boat. We were very lucky because we took a couple of extra risks due to lack of concentration and we made two venial infringements settled with luck. This proves that to win we have to be luck too."

Cheyenne (Federico Strocchi, Hugo Rocha, Andrea Racchelli, Andrea Bussani, Matteo De Luca, Giulia Mazzotti, Fulvio Manuelli)

Federico Strocchi owner-helmsman: "A good championship with very technical and exciting races and with a competitive level. The experience with Hugo Rocha is excellent, we have been sailing together before, he has exceptional sailing instinct. We know each other since long time and everything went well. I feel a little bitterness because of some unpleasant situations where the Jury, not accepting two evident protests, in my opinion, distorted the championship."

MON 01 Frimpeks (Francesco Farneti, Andrea Musone, Lorenzo Bressani, Gianfranco Noè, Pietro Parmeggiani, Pietro Corbucci, Enrico Verdinelli)

Lorenzo Bressani, tactician: “Nine good races for us, sailed with good wind and unexpected weather conditions for Venice and making them very demanding from the tactical point of view. It’s a pity that a protest was not inexplicably accepted by Jury which has created resentment, because the infringement was clearly seen at sea and finally the Rules have not been applied.

Standings after three races (boat owner, tactician):

Matrix (ITA), Melegari, Bruni (p. 32)
Cheyenne (ITA), Strocchi, Rocha (p. 39)
MON 01 Frimpeks (ITA), Farneti-Musone, Bressani (p. 41)
Mummy One Assotubi (ITA), Mingozzi-Bonora, Brcin (p. 43)
Magic Mitsubishi (ITA), Franchini-Zaoli-Gasperoni, Benussi (p. 51)
Diletta (ITA), Mocheggiani, Casale (p. 64)
Black Rose (ITA), Black Rose Sailing Team, Montefusco (p. 71)
Uka Uka (ITA), Santini, Eulisse (p. 73)
Cro-A-Sails (CRO), Reljanovic, Hajdinjak (p. 74)
Charis (ITA), Mangifesta, Figlia di Granara (p. 83)
Topas (GER), Bruening, Gerbin (p. 92)
White Shark (RUS), Los, Kalita (p. 94)
Uluc (TUR), Caner, Karakaplan (p. 108)
Oguzhan jr. (TUR), Sumer, Baykal (p. 108)
Rara Avis (RUS), Basalkina, Sverdlov (p. 109)

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May 17 - Matrix still leader in the third day of European Farr 30 Championship

The short list of the possible winners of the European Farr 30 Class title is now clear and the prestigious title will be awarded tomorrow in Venice at the conclusion of a fabulous European Championship organised by Compagnia della Vela in collaboration with the International Farr 30 Class Association and the Italian Farr 30 Class, supported by a prestigious sponsor, in the world of sailing since many years, the Casino di Venezia, with the only name is synonymous with elegance, history and tradition.

This one design boat was able to bring to Venice 15 very competitive crews representing five nations and the results highlight how the difference in performance is coming from the crew.

Today, third day of the Championship, the race course was set just outside the Venice port and the weather was unstable with light rain and variable Southernly wind but the Race Committee did a great job in changing the course. The wind was initially just 6 knots and 14-16 knots at the end of the day.

The tides and the current, sometimes very strong, was making the boat handling even more difficult especially downwind and some good crews were able to take great advantage of it.

The scenario was very complicate and only the best tacticians were able to completely master the situation and take the best decisions.

Races are getting more nervous and in fact most of boats were starting premature in the first start and after the general recall the second start was perfect.

At the windward mark Mummy One Assotubi of Mingozzi-Bonora with tactician Branko Brcin able to keep the first position for the whole race followed by Magic Mitsubishi of Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli with Gabriele Benussi as tactician and MON 01 Frimpeks of Farneti-Musone with Lorenzo Bressani.

In the second race Matrix after a not brilliant start is the first boat to tack choosing the right side of the course and this decision gave them a tremendous advantage. The round the windward mark first, increasing the advantage on every leg. They cross the finishing line followed by Cheyenne of Federico Strocchi with Hugo Rocha tactician and Black Rose of Black Rose Sailing Team with Paul Montefusco.

The third and final race of the day started with a stronger wind and higher waves making the upwind legs very challenging. Black Rose is again in front of the fleet and rounds the windward mark first nd controlling the situation until the finishing line, followed by Matrix and Charis of Fabio Mangifesta with the tactician Gaetano Figlia di Granara.

After 9 races, the five boats can still win the Championship, all of them Italian, confirming how strong they are: Matrix of Luigi Melegari with 32 points, followed by Cheyenne of Federico Strocchi with 40 points today able to reach the second position. Third is MON 01 Frimpeks of Farneti-Musone to 42 points, followed by Mummy One Assotubi of Mingozzi-Bonora with 44 points and Magic Mitsubishi Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli with 52 points, followed by 10 more competitors.

One more day with 3 races and a maximum of 12 races to awarded the title of Champion of Europe. The boats are at berth to the island of St. George’s island where the sailors will gather at the end of each race day.

Here are the comments of the day:

Charis (Fabio Mangifesta, Gaetano Figlia di Granara, Armando Cardola, Alessandro Di Ciccio, Luca Antonini, Sergio Blosi, Claudio Novi)
Fabio Mangifesta, owner-helmsman: "We are very pleased with the results bearing in mind that this is our first race in the M30 Class. We had a slow start, especially in the first day with our worst results and after that we have improved our performances. The waves were very difficult to handle but to complete nine races in three days was a great satisfaction. "

Black Rose (Giuseppe Mascino, Paolo Montefusco, Iacopo Lacerra, Paul Bucciarelli, Sidonia Simoncini, Aris Paul Pemovski, Luca Frontalini)

Paul Montefusco, tactician: "We are happy. The race was very difficult, including the finish. In these three days we have consistently worked on the development of the boat and the effort has finally paid. The Championship was windy and we had more fun than expected. "

Uka Uka ((Marco Pecorella, Salvatore Eulisse, Francesco Ivaldi, Alberto Grippo, Simone Eulisse, Daniele Margarita, Roberto Cassoni)

Marco Pecorella, owner-helmsman: "We are sorry for the thirteenth today (due to a poor start), but even more for the seventh race, given that we could finish second. We wanted to use the spinnaker for light winds in despite of  15 knots. The choice was determined by speed tests enforced in the last few days and also because we are not very happy with runner"

Cro-A-Sail (Miroslav Reljanovic-replaced by Ian Burman, Darko Hajdinjak, Mate Arapov, Darko Supuk, Ante Vonjaka, Tihera Todinec, Armin Redenbauer)

Darko Hajdinjak, tactician: "We are the first foreigners in the standings in a championship dominated by the Italians! Our tenth place after nine races is due to the bad start on the first day and the fact that our owner Miroslav Reljanovic had to leave after the first three races. The helmsman is now Darko Supuk today capable to always race in front of the fleet."

Standing after nine races (boat owner, tactician):

Matrix (ITA), Melegari, Bruni (p. 32)
Cheyenne (ITA), Strocchi, Rocha (p. 40)
MON 01 Frimpeks (ITA), Farneti-Musone, Bressani (p. 42)
Mummy One Assotubi (ITA), Mingozzi-Bonora, Brcin (p. 44)
Magic Mitsubishi (ITA), Franchini-Zaoli-Gasperoni, Benussi (p. 52)
Diletta (ITA), Mocheggiani, Casale (p. 65)
Charis (ITA), Mangifesta, Figlia di Granara (p. 70)
Black Rose (ITA), Black Rose Sailing Team, Montefusco (p. 71)
Uka Uka (ITA), Santini, Eulisse (p. 74)
Cro-A-Sails (CRO), Reljanovic, Hajdinjak (p. 75)
Topas (GER), Bruening, Gerbin (p. 93)
White Shark (RUS), Los, Kalita (p. 95)
Uluc (TUR), Caner, Karakaplan (p. 109)
Oguzhan jr. (TUR), Sumer, Baykal (p. 109)
Rara Avis (RUS), Basalkina, Sverdlov (p. 110)

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May 16 - A great comeback of Magic Matrix and Mitsubishi in the second day of European Championship

Today was really the Matrix day of Luigi Melegari with tactician Francesco Bruni, winning two races and now in first position in the provisional standing of European Championship from the third of yesterday.

The event is taking place in Venice, with the organization of Compagnia della Vela in collaboration with the International Farr 30 Class Association and the Italian M30 Class, supported by a prestigious sponsor, in the world of sailing since many years, the Casino di Venezia, with the only name is synonymous with elegance, history and tradition.

The racing day has been very interesting. The wind  was initially unstable that led to interrupt the procedures of the first departure and a change of course during the first race but finally the wind stabilized at Scirocco, with an intensity in the first race of 6-7 knots and increasing during the day with gusts of 20 knots in the third and final race. Even the sea was calm in the morning and more choppy later making races more challenging.

In the first race Cheyenne helmed by Federico Strocchi with Portuguese tactician with olympic experience Hugo Rocha rounded the mark first and they kept this position until the finishing line, behind them a nice comeback of Magic Mitsubishi Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli with a truly inspired Gabriele Benussi in choosing the right side of the course supported by a very good crew including the Italian Stefano Rizzi, third Black Rose of Black Rose Sailing Team with Paul Montefusco.

Great start for the second race with Magic Mitsubishi again in front of the fleet and able to maintain this position until the third leg when Matrix was able to take the leading position and win the race. In third position Cheyenne.

In the third race more wind and higher waves making the race very challenging for the crews.

The World Champion holder Matrix did even more than before, with an excellent start ahead of the fleet.

On each leg they were able to increase the distance from the followers. In second place Mummy One of Assotubi Mingozzi-Bonora with Branko Brcin, followed by Magic Mitsubishi completing a very successful day with two second places and on third, bringing them up to the 5th place in the provisional standing.

After six races the leader is Matrix of Luigi Melegari with 19 points, followed by MON01 Frimpeks of Farneti-Musone at 25 points. In third place Mummy One Assotubi of Mingozzi-Bonora with 27 points, followed at equal points Cheyenne of Federico Strocchi and in fifth position Magic Mitsubishi with 36 points.

Two more days with 6 races and a maximum of 12 races to awarded the title of Champion of Europe. The boats are at berth to the island of St. George’s island where the sailors will gather at the end of each race day.

Here are the comments of the day:

Cheyenne (Federico Strocchi, Hugo Rocha, Andrea Racchelli, Andrea Bussani, Matteo De Luca, Giulia Mazzotti, Fulvio Manuelli)
Federico Strocchi owner-helmsman: "We are now close to the podium. The victory of the first race was exciting and we did three great race. The injury on the cheek during a jibe on the way back to the port was just painful nothing serious. We are ready for tomorrow and we hope in a clement weather"

Magic Mitsubishi (Marco Franchini, Gabriele Benussi and Stefano Rizzi, Paolo Franchini, Nevio Sabadin, Fabio Gasperoni, Claudio Castiglioni)
Marco Franchini, owner helmsman, joking on the dock with the tactician Gabriele Benussi: "After the “grey” results of yesterday the tactician gave us the task to be in the first five places within today and the mission was accomplished! The Farr 30 is a tough boat, sailing upwind is very challenging, but we have never surrendered. We are aware of our potential: two second and third confirm it."

Diletta (Mauro Mocchegiani, Andrea Casale, Andrea Collina, Paolo Mascino, Vittorio Rosso, Irene Bezzi, Saverio Cigliano)
Marco Mocchegiani, owner helmsman: "We were thinking to have a racing day similar to yesterday based on the light wind of the first race but Venice is always surprising the wind was getting stronger during the day and we had to change the boat setting. Our performance was consistent in a wide wind range of today"


Standing after six races (boat owner, tactician):

1.       Matrix (ITA), Melegari, Bruni (p. 19)

2.       MON 01 Frimpeks (ITA), Farneti-Musone, Bressani (p. 25)

3.       Mummy One Assotubi (ITA), Mingozzi-Bonora, Brcin (p. 27)

4.       Cheyenne (ITA), Strocchi, Rocha (p. 27)

5.       Magic Mitsubishi (ITA), Franchini-Zaoli-Gasperoni, Benussi (p. 36)

6.       Diletta (ITA), Mocheggiani, Casale (p. 41)

7.       Charis (ITA), Mangifesta, Figlia di Granara (p. 47)

8.       Uka Uka (ITA), Santini, Eulisse (p. 49)

9.       Black Rose (ITA), Black Rose Sailing Team, Montefusco (p. 54)

10.   Cro-A-Sails (CRO), Reljanovic, Hajdinjak (p. 57)

11.   Topas (GER), Bruening, Gerbin (p. 61)

12.   White Shark (RUS), Los, Kalita (p. 63)

13.   Uluc (TUR), Caner, Karakaplan (p. 66)

14.   Rara Avis (RUS), Basalkina, Sverdlov (p. 70)

15.   Oguzhan jr. (TUR), Sumer, Baykal (p. 79)

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May 15 -MON 01 Frimpeks in front of fleet after the first day of the European Championship Farr 30

With two victories and one third place is MON 01 Frimpeks of Francesco Farneti and Andrea Musone leading the Farr 30 European Championship taking place in Venice, with the organization Compagnia della Vela in collaboration with the International Farr 30 Class Association and Italian Farr 30 Class Association, supported by a prestigious sponsor, in the world of sailing for several years, the Casino di Venezia; it's synonymous of elegance, history and tradition.

Today the competition on the racing course set just outside the Venice. port with crews well trained, perfect boat hanbdling , photo finish ends. There are sailors of international fame as Stefano Rizzi on Magic Mitsubishi (two America's Cup campaigns and two Round the World races) with Gabriele Benussi as tactician, Portuguese Hugo Rocha (4 Olympics with bronze medal in Atlanta) on Cheyenne, from Luna Rossa Francesco Bruni (on Matrix) and Claudio Novi (on Charis) together with Gaetano Figlia di Granara, then Lorenzo Bressani with Gianfranco Noè (on MON01 Frimpeks), Paolo Montefusco (on Black Rose), Francesco Ivaldi and the brothers Eulisse (on Uka Uka), Andrea Casale (on Diletta).

A race good for sailors, southernly winds between 7 knots in the first race and 10 in the third.

A very nice start for the beginning of the championship Mummy One Assotubi of Bonora and Antonio Lauro Mingozzi with tactician Branko Brcin  immediately took the lead of the race turning to the first the winward mark and increasing the gap with the fleet during the entire race and crossing the finishing line before Matrix of Luigi Melegari with tactician Francesco Bruni and MON01 Frimpeks with Lorenzo Bressani.

In the second race good start for Lorenzo Bressani tactician of MON01 Frimpeks rounding the winward mark followed by Mummy One Assotubi and World Champion Matrix. Master piece of MON01 Frimpeks that in despite of 360 ° penalty for having touched the gate mark on the second leg wins the race.

The third race is even more exciting with good start and first leg for Charis, owned by Fabio Manifesta and the Gaetano Figlia di Granara as tactician and Claudio Novi formerly on Luna Rossa.

Charis keeps the first position for most of race closely followed by MON01 Frimpeks, Black Rose of Black Rose Sailing Team, Matrix and Mummy One Assotubi. The end of the race is pure adrenaline with a photo finish and MON01 Frimpeks wins its race of the day by few centimeters.

After three races MON 01 Frimpeks of Francesco Farneti and Andrea Musone is the leader of Farr 30 European Championship with 5 points, followed by Mummy One Assotubi of Bonora and Antonio Lauro Mingozzi with 7 points and third is Matrix of Luigi Melegari with 8 points.

Three more racing days till 18, for a maximum of 12 race to award the title of European Champion.

The boats are at berth in St. George's island where the sailors will gather at the end of each racing day.


Here some comments about the day:

MON 01 Frimpeks (Francesco Farneti, Andrea Musone, Lorenzo Bressani, Gianfranco Noah, Peter Parmeggiani, Peter Corrucci, Enrico Verdinelli)

Lorenzo Bressani, tactician: "Two victories and the first position today in the provisional standings is a great motivation to continue but the championship is still very long. All boats have a similar speed and the crews will make the difference and all are extremely cometitive The fact that there is no race discart all 12 races count for the final verdict and no defaillances are allowed. Now it's time to be concentrate for the tomorrow. races "

Mummy One Assotubi (Bonora Lauro, Antonio Mingozzi, Carlo Fracassoli, Branko Brcin, Leonardo Chiaruggi, Davide Fuzzi, Stefano Orsoni, Moreno Damonte)

Lauro Bonora, owner-tailer: "A day like this contraddicts the common belief of Venice, a city with no wind. Three beautiful races, very technical, well managed by Committee Race.

Branko Brcin, tactician: "We are very happy for today, perfect conditions and we are in second position. We have to say that MON01 did three excellent races, tactically perfect."

Matrix (Luigi Melegari, Francesco Bruni, Enrico Zennaro, Davide Di Maio, Francesco Dal Bon, Giovanni Boem, Francesco Di Caprio)

Luigi Melegari, owner-helmsman: "On Sunday we will know the name of European Champion. I had a fantastic feeling, although I was not sailing on my M30 since October. I love this boat. We were hoping to get right hand wind shift but it did not happen.

There is a gap between three top scorers and the rest of the fleet"


Standings after three races (boat, owner, tactician):



MON 01 Frimpecks, Farneti-Musone, Bressani (p. 5)
Mummy One Assotubi, Mingozzi-Bonora, Brcin (p. 7)
Matrix, Melegari, Bruni (p. 8)
Cheyenne, Strocchi, Rocha (p. 16)
Charis, Mangifesta, Figlia di Granara (p. 24)
Uka Uka, Santini, Eulisse (p. 24)
Diletta, Mocheggiani, Casale (p. 25)
White Shark (RUS), Los, Kalita (p. 28)
Black Rose, Black Rose Sailing Team, Montefusco (p. 29)
Magic Mitsubishi, Franchini-zaoli-Gasperoni, Benussi (p. 29)
Rara Avis (RUS), Basalkina, Sverdlov (p. 31)
Topas (GER), Bruening, Gerbin (p. 32)
Cro-A-Sails (CRO), Reljanovic, Hajdinjak (p. 33)
Uluc (TUR), Caner, Karakaplan (p. 34)
Oguzhan jr.(TUR), Sumer, Baykal (p. 35)


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May 14 - 5,4,3,2,1…cannon shot for the European Championship Farr 30!

The International Farr 30 Class together with the Italian Class has accepted the challenge of bringing an event of such great importance in a location that is emblematic for sailing, Venice, a unique stage for its history, focus, culture and seafaring traditions, full of legends and magic memories, enchanted with an atmosphere that the whole world desire to savour.

Tomorrow, the fabulous city of Venice is going to hoist the departure signals of the most important regatta in Europe for the Farr 30 Class, organized by Compagnia della Vela.

The European Championship Farr 30 will be supported by a prestigious sponsor, already present in the world of sailing for several years, the Casinò di Venezia, synonymous of elegance, history and tradition.

Four days of tough competition from May 15 to 18, with a maximum of 12 races to award the title of European Champion. The boats are at berth to the S. George’s Island where all sailors will gather at the end of each race day.

The competition is so compelling with some of the best Italian and International teams, showing spectacular manoeuvres in a top-level sailing.

The presence of World title holder is confirmed, Matrix, skippered by the owner Luigi Melegari and supported by the tactician Francesco Bruni. There will also be the Italian Champion, Cheyenne of Luigi Strocchi with the Portuguese tactician Hugo Rocha.
The favorites are also MON01 Frimpeks of Francesco Farneti and Andrea Musone with Lorenzo Bressani calling the tactics, currently leader of the Italian circuit, Magic Mitsubishi Electric of owners Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli with Gabriele Benussi as tactician, Mummy One of Bonora-Mingozzi with Branko Brcn.
Among the foreign presences the German Topas of Harald Bruening and its crew, the Croatian Cro-A-Sail of Miroslav Reljanovic well known in Italian circuits, as well as two crews Turks (Uluc and Oguzhan Junior), the Russian White Shark and a Finnish team.

Now everything is ready, tomorrow the cannon shot for the European Championship and Farr 30 as they say on the gaming tables by…Rien ne va plus, les jeux sont faits!

May 7 - New USWatercraft Harken Deck Gear Package Announced

The Farr 30 Class has released the new deck package that will be supplied on new Farr 30s built by USWatercraft.  A list of the hardware can be found here: http://www.mumm30.org/images/stories/USW_deck_package_-_May_2008.pdf and the drawing that specifies the location of the hardware can be found here: http://www.mumm30.org/images/stories/USW20129.pdf.  In relation to this new hardware, the Management Group has issued the following rule interpretations:

48.     Is it permissible to replace broken or worn out deck hardware on Carroll Marine, Ovington, Mc Dell and DK boats with the Harken hardware supplied on new USWatercraft Farr 30s?

Yes.  All hardware replaced with Harken equipment shall be part #’s supplied by the builder as specified on USWatercraft Drawing #20129 and shall not be relocated from original builder location as specified on Carroll Marine Drawing #338-101A and as recorded on each boat’s MCCB.

49.     Is it permissible to use Harken Winch Mounting Rings, part #’s 947737 and 947738 to mount Harken winches for making maintenance easier?

Yes.  The mounting rings do not increase the performance, decrease the weight, or decrease the strength of the winches.

Of course, all boats are still permitted to use the equipment originally supplied to them by the builder.

Apr 29 - Diletta wins the second series of Italian Farr 30 Circuit

 

Similarly to the yesterday last race Diletta and Black Rose are leading the fleet while MON01, under the pressure of the talented Magic Mitsubishi Electric manages the yaw better than yesterday.
Diletta wins followed by Black Roses of Black Roses Sailing Team, MON01 third.

This result of Diletta gives to Mauro Moccheggiani (tactician Andrea Casale) the victory of the second series of the Italian Circuit, three points ahead to MON01 of Farneti-Musone and five to Black Rose del Black Rose Sailing Team with Paolo Montefusco as tactician.

After 15 races and 12 valid scores, MON01 of Farneti-Musone has 6 points followed by Diletta of Moccheggiani with 25 tied with Mitsubishi Electric di Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli.

The pretty village of Marciana Marina (Elba Island) and well experienced Circolo della Vela Marciana Marina was the perfect couple for the second series of Italian Circuit Farr 30.

In despite of the whimsical wind, the Committee Race and its President Fabio Barrasso were able to complete six very technical races sailed in different weather conditions.

On the final day just two races completed. In the morning race the unpredictable northern breeze splits the fleet on the two sides of the course but at the windward mark all boats are very close again.

The leading boats are Mitsubishi Electric of Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli and MON 01 of Farneti-Musone fighting to the death at all rounding marks but finally MON01, helmsman Francesco Farneti  with Lorenzo Bressani as tactician, gains the upper hand followed by Magic Mitsubishi Electric e terzo Diletta of Mauro Mocchegiani.
Vain efforts of the Committee Race to sail immediately a second race, abandoned during the first windward leg because of lack of wind.

After one hour the weather conditions are slightly better and six knots of westerly wind are enough to drop the answering pennant and have a second race. The wind speed is stable but the port wind shift during the downwind leg requires a course change for the next windward mark

Eleven boats competed in total. Complete results can be found at www.mumm30.it

Andrea Casale, Diletta’s tactician arriving on the dock: “We were not expecting a similar performance. Mauro was really great and the crew that works well together gave us the possibility to make the difference. We are very pleased with this result also because we were racing against very competitive crews. Furthermore, it’s a good motivation for the European Championship.”
Lorenzo Bressani, tactician of MON 01: “One more positive result for our team. All competitors were faster than few weeks ago and the results show that. We had very good boats and excellent tacticians providing difficult and very technical races. Our aim now is the European Championship in Venice where the fleet will be even more competitive.”

The Italian Circuit Farr 30 2008 is supported by MGM the World of the Wine, a leading company in the wine industry, with real presence in eleven Italian regions and a well defined target: to create new blends of Italian wines offering the best value for money and the greatest potential for the domestic and international markets.

The Farr 30 fleet moves to Venice for the top event of the season, the European Championship (15-18 May). The Italian Circuit Farr 30 is going to resume to Rimini for last the two stages (27-29 June and 25-27 July).

Francesco Farneti, president of the Italian Farr 30 class: “The forthcoming European Championship in Venice is very important and all Italian crews are gearing up to be competitive against the European fleet that will join us in few weeks from now. We currently hold the Worlds title and it will be great to keep the European tile too.”


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Apr 27 - Barking Mad Wins the 2008 Annapolis NOOD in Dominating Fashion

Photos from the racecourse can be viewed here

Less than a week after wrapping up at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, Jim Richardson and his crew on Barking Mad arrived in Annapolis, where their Farr 30 was waiting for them.  Not showing any ill effects from two grueling weeks of sailing, the team went on to dominate the fleet, posting a low score of nine points in the eight race series.  The only blemish on their perfect scorecard came in the fourth race of day 1, when Bodo and Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck led wire to wire to claim the race win.  Entering the final day, Barking Mad had a comfortable 11 point lead over Guy Stening’s Optimum from Sydney, Australia.  With only two races to go, the only real question was whether Richardson’s team could maintain its dominance for one more day.


The fleet rounds the first mark in race 7- Ian Burman video

Race 7 of the series began in a cold and damp 10 – 15 knot nor-easter with the fleet spread out evenly across the line.  The current was running against the wind and Jeff Maludy’s Adrenalin was pushed over early and forced to restart.  The bulk of the fleet tacked out to the right in search of favorable current in the middle of the bay, but Jim and James Allsopp decided to use their local knowledge and continue out to the left on their own.  The gamble paid off as Moxie was able to cross the entire fleet and capture the lead approaching the first mark.  Optimum followed and, with most of the fleet overstood, Barking Mad was able to cut into the lead the top two boats had at the mark.  Moxie wrapped its spinnaker during the first hoist and the two boats behind had the opportunity to catch right up, with Barking Mad going to Moxie’s left and Optimum to the right.  Both boats were able to get around on the run and Optimum lead into the gate before choosing the further downwind gate mark.  The mistake allowed Richardson and the Allsopps to pass into leading positions they would hold to the finish.  Barking Mad’s streak of victories was intact with only one race to go for the series.

After the finish of race 7, the Race Committee waited for the other fleets on the course to finish before resetting the course for a longer 5 leg race to close out the series.  Farr 30 sailor Taran Teague served as the PRO on our course for this event and she did a fantastic job all weekend, getting quality races off in challenging conditions.  Her job wasn’t easy with light winds and Melges 32s, M 30s, J 35s, C&C 115s and Beneteau 36.7s sharing the same course, but she handled it beautifully and the class thanks her for her efforts.


The gate rounding in Race 7 - Ian Burman video

The delay between races gave the current time to switch directions and with it, the apparent wind on the water dropped a few knots.  In these conditions, most of the boats headed left to get out of the deep water and the first leg became a test of getting a good start and holding a lane off the line.  Barking Mad and Optimum did the best at both of those skills and were locked in a tight battle up the first leg.  At the mark, Optimum was able to use starboard tack advantage to claim the lead heading down the run.  The positions held until the second beat, when Richardson’s team split away out to the left and was able to pick up a favorable shift along with the current relief and pass Stening’s team for the lead.  With how fast this team had been all weekend and how smart they had been sailing, there was no way they were going to give up the lead in the final race and they held on to claim the victory in the eighth race and the series.


The fleet finishes race #7 - Ian Burman video

Congratulations to the sailors on the winning teams.  On Barking Mad, Jim Richardson sailed with Terry Hutchinson, Morgan Trubovich, Ben Allen, Derby Anderson, Stuart Streuli, and Matt McDonough.  Guy Stening finished second helming Optimum with Darren Jones, Stephen McConaghy, Zack Seymore, Tim Davis, Tristam Eldershaw, and Curtis Florence on board.  The crew of third place Turbo Duck was Bodo von der Wense, Nick von der Wense, Vicki von der Wense, Chris Morgan, Mike Finch, Jeff Linton, and Alison Rowe.


Barking Mad sailing hard on day 1 - Ian Burman photo

All of the Farr 30s racing in the NOOD were equipped with Kattack GPS units, and the races can be viewed free online.  To view the races, go to www.kattack.com and download the free player.  Once you have the player, you can update your races and get a bird’s eye view of everything that happened on the water.  We would like to thank Kattack for making the race tracking of the Farr 30 fleet at the NOOD possible.

The next stop on the 2008 Farr 30 North American circuit will be in Cedar Point, CT on June 6-8.  Final Results from the Annapolis NOOD are below.

Pos

Sail

Boat

Skipper

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Total
Points

1

65

Barking Mad

James Richardson

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

9.00

2

AUS 7151

Optimum

Guy Stening

2

2

3

5

4

2

3

2

23.00

3

683

turbo duck

Bodo/Nick von der Wense

6

4

5

1

2

6

6

3

33.00

4

316

TeamBOLD

Nelson Stephenson

3

10

8

3

5

8

5

4

46.00

5

55

Illusion

John Podmajersky

8

3

2

9

3

12

4

9

50.00

6

9

Moxie

James Allsopp

4

5

4

7

13

5

2

11

51.00

7

58

Mummy

Geoff Brown

5

11

7

4

8

10

7

10

62.00

8

27

Kaizen

Moise Solomon & Scott Baker

9

12

9

6

7

9

13

5

70.00

9

CAN 64

Kinetic

David Sutcliffe

7

15

12

10

11

3

8

7

73.00

10

691

Adrenalin

Jeff Maludy

10

9

10

14

6

7

9

8

73.00

11

41

Rhumb Punch

John Edwards

12

6

11

11

10

4

11

14

79.00

12

56

Snooker

Brant Russell

11

7

6

8

12

11

15

16/DNC

86.00

13

32

Mulligan

Gordon Fronk

14

8

14

12

15

15

10

6

94.00

14

704

Mummbles

Brad Kauffman

15

13

13

13

9

14

12

12

101.00

15

21

Just Plain Nutz

Norm & Cameron Dean

13

14

15

15

14

13

14

13

111.00

Apr 26 - Farr 30 Annapolis NOOD Day 2 – Barking Mad Remains on Top

Another day, another 2 first place finishes for Jim Richardson and his team aboard Barking Mad at the 2008 Sperry Top Sider Annapolis NOOD Regatta.  For the second day in a row, the blue boat from Newport was just a little bit higher than the rest of the fleet upwind and fast downwind flying the asymmetrical spinnaker.  “Morgan (Trubovich) and Terry (Hutchinson) have done a great job getting the rig tune together,” commented Richardson when asked about his performance.  “The crew work on our boat has also been fantastic, which has really opened up our options.”  Richardson himself has also been a huge part of the winning equation with his immense talents and experience as a helmsman.


The fleet rounds Mark 1 in race #5  - Ian Burman video

 

The first race of the second day and fifth of the series began in about 8 knots out of the northeast with flat water under mostly cloudy skies.  The current was running against the wind, which created a higher apparent wind on the water and pushed the fleet up to and over the line at the start.  Moxie and Optimum were the biggest victims of the current and both boats were called over early and had to restart.  Bodo and Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck got a great start down near the pin and were able to tack out right away to the middle of the bay and more favorable current.  The strategy paid off, as Turbo Duck enjoyed a narrow lead over Barking Mad and Jeff Maludy’s Adrenalin, which were further to the left side of the course, at the first mark.  As Turbo Duck reached the offset, they were a little hast going for the hoist and the team from Annapolis developed a huge twist in the spinnaker that took a while to work itself loose.  The mix up gave Barking Mad the opportunity to establish an inside controlling position and a clear path to victory in Race 5.  Tubo Duck and Illusion were second and third, and Guy Stening’s Optimum from Sydney, Australia completed a fantastic comeback by finishing fourth.


The finish of Race #5 - Ian Burman video

Race #6 started as the current began to switch and the fleet was all clear at the start.  A handful of boats headed out to the middle of the bay up the first beat, looking for the current boost that was there during race #5, only to find themselves well behind at the first mark.  With the current switching to run with the wind, the apparent wind on the course became much lighter and the fleet became much more spread out.  Barking Mad again found itself on top, followed by Optimum, Moxie and Kinetic.  Barking Mad and Optimum were able to remain 1-2 to the finish and David Sutcliffe’s Kinetic was able to pass Jim Allsopp’s Moxie just before the finish as Moxie got held up in slower traffic in the lightening winds.

The fleet rounds Mark 1 of Race 6 - Ian Burman video

After a brief period of waiting around for the wind to settle out, the Race Committee, led by PRO Taran Teague, made the fantastic decision to send the fleet in and conclude the event tomorrow.  Two races are scheduled tomorrow to complete the eight race series.  Barking Mad currently holds a considerable lead over Optimum with a handful of boats holding a chance of capturing third.  There are no throw outs in the Farr 30 class, so any thing can happen in the stiffer breezes predicted for the final day.  The conplete overall results have not yet been posted, but they will be available at: http://sailingworld.com/nood-regattas/annapolis-md/2008-annapolis-nood-regatta---day-2-results-1000059681.html

Apr 25 - Barking Mad Leads the Farr 30 Fleet After Day 1 of the 2008 Annapolis NOOD

The Chesapeake Bay is known by many to be a light air racing destination.  On the first day of the 2008 Sperry Top Sider Annapolis NOOD Regatta, the bay lived up to its reputation, serving up three to six knots of breeze and flat water out of the Northeast.  Despite the challenging conditions, the race committee managed to get off four competitive races and Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad of Newport, RI stayed at the top of the fleet all day to capture the overall lead in the Farr 30 Class with a low score of five points.  Many of the sailors aboard Barking Mad just finished sailing for two weeks in Miami Beach for the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship before hopping a plane to Maryland for the NOOD.  Apparently, the practice paid off as the Barking Mad team seemed to be just a little bit higher and faster upwind than the rest of the fleet.  The team also was the only one to fly its asymmetrical spinnaker all day and showed good downwind speed.

The first race of the day began with Guy Stening’s Optimum Racing team from Australia leading the fleet around the first two marks.  On the third leg, Barking Mad, with Annapolis native and Americas Cup veteran Terry Hutchinson calling tactics, took a flyer out to the right side to gain a lead the team would hold to the finish.  Class President Nelson Stephenson’s Team Bold also passed the Aussies on the second beat to move into second temporarily, but Stening’s team found the downwind speed to pass Stephenson and finish the race in second place.

Race 2 saw Team Bold, Turbo Duck, Mummy and Kinetic tack off the line and head out right on the first beat, as Barking Mad lead the rest of the fleet out to the left.  As the boats converged at the weather mark, the left side came out on top, and Barking Mad led at mark 1, followed by class newcomer John Edwards and his team aboard Rhumb Punch from Solomon’s, Maryland.  While Richardson’s team was able to hold on to its lead, Edwards’ was not so fortunate and Optimum Racing moved into second, where it would finish.  John Podmajersky’s Illusion was third, followed by Bodo and Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck, which passed six boats after the windward mark to finish fourth.

In Race 3, the wind lightened as the current running down the bay stengthened, making the course even more challenging.  Barking Mad again got a great start and led the fleet out to the left side of the course, taking an immediate lead.  Illusion went the furthest left of everyone and was rewarded with a second place standing at the first mark, just ahead of Optimum and Turbo Duck.  Jim Allsopp’s Moxie was twelfth at the first mark, but came storming through the fleet to finish the race in fourth.  Jim’s son James, who is a freshman at the US Naval Academy, is helming Moxie in its first one design regatta in eight years.  “I’m just having a blast being out there sailing with James,” the elder Allsopp said after racing.  “We’re still getting some things figured out with setting up the sails, but I’m really amazed with how good he (James) has gotten.”

Just when it seemed Barking Mad would run away with every race of the regatta, Bodo and Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck won the pin in race #4, led the fleet out to the left side and tacked and crossed everybody near the port tack layline.  “That was the second really good start we got today,” Bodo said after racing “but the first time we didn’t take full advantage.  This time we did.”  Turbo Duck’s lead only increased after the mark as the fleet arrived in the midst of the Melges 32s, who had started five minutes earlier, and the C&C 115s, which were still contesting Race #3, and the boats trailing Turbo Duck were held up in traffic.  Barking Mad passed Optimum in the melee at the first mark and was able to hold second place to the finish of the race.

For the day, Barking Mad is atop the leader board with five points, followed by Optimum with 12 and Turbo Duck with 16.  Two more days of racing remain and with the fickle Chesapeake conditions we’re experiencing, anything can happen over the rest of the weekend.  Complete Results are below and at www.sailingworld.com.

 

Pos

Sail

Boat

Skipper

Club

1

2

3

4

Total
Points

Pos

1

65

Barking Mad

James Richardson

New York YC

1

1

1

2

5.00

1

2

AUS 7151

Optimum

Guy Stening

Royal Sydney YS

2

2

3

5

12.00

2

3

683

turbo duck

Bodo/Nick von der Wense

CRY&CC/Annapolis YC

6

4

5

1

16.00

3

4

9

Moxie

James Allsopp

Annapolis YC

4

5

4

7

20.00

4

5

55

Illusion

John Podmajersky

NA

8

3

2

9

22.00

5

6

316

TeamBOLD

Nelson Stephenson

Cedar Point YC

3

10

8

3

24.00

6

7

58

Mummy

Geoff Brown

National YC

5

11

7

4

27.00

7

8

56

Snooker

Brant Russell

Cleveland YC

11

7

6

8

32.00

8

9

27

Kaizen

Moise Solomon & Scott Baker

MRMSA

9

12

9

6

36.00

9

10

41

Rhumb Punch

John Edwards

Southern Maryland SA

12

6

11

11

40.00

10

11

691

Adrenalin

Jeff Maludy

North Cape YC

10

9

10

14

43.00

11

12

CAN 64

Kinetic

David Sutcliffe

Royal Vancouver YC

7

15

12

10

44.00

12

13

32

Mulligan

Gordon Fronk

Baltimore City YA

14

8

14

12

48.00

13

14

704

Mummbles

Brad Kauffman

Annapolis YC

15

13

13

13

54.00

14

15

21

Just Plain Nutz

Norm & Cameron Dean

Chelsea YC

13

14

15

15

57.00

15

 



Apr 21 - The Southern California Fleet Races its first OD Regatta

The newly formed Southern California Farr 30 fleet has gotten off to a great start, with seven boats competing in the Ahmanson Regatta at Newport Harbor Yacht Club on April 19-20.  "The Farr 30 class was the most competitive with the top 4 boats finishing 12,13,14,15," reports regatta winner Jim Murrell.  "Many people have been amazed and commenting on the sudden "appearance" of the Farr 30 class. We are generating much interest."

With the class starting off with such a strong footing in Southern California and a growing fleet forming in Vancouver, British Columbia as well, expect to see great Farr 30 One Design racing on the west coast of North America for years to come.  Complete results from the Ahmnason Regatta are below.

Boat Sail# Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1st Huckleberry2 15 Jim Murrell 1 1 4 5 1 12
2nd Cuvee Caliente 59 Ray & Cheryl Mahaffey 2 2 1 3 5 13
3rd ClockWork 17 Marc and Monica Skipwith 4 3 2 1 4 14
4th Frequent Flyer 52 Dave Powers & Dick Schmidt 3 4 3 2 3 15
5th WildThing 14 Steve Brown & Rhonda Tolar 5 6 6 4 2 23
6th Habanero 61 Mark Rosene 7 5 7 6 6 31
7th Babe 20 Douglas Steele 6 7 5 7 7 32

Apr 10 - A MONTH AND A HALF FROM THE START OF DEAUVILLE WEEK 2008

After the first two editions bore witness to great enthusiasm amongst regatta sailors, the third edition of Deauville International Week remains loyal to its values whilst being innovative as regards the sports organisation and the entertainment on shore.

The competition will once again be organised around 3 race zones off Deauville, thus enabling very rapid access to the course and limited waiting times, with a half French half British race committee, nearly 10 series of one designs (identical yachts) and IRC yachts (handicapped racing). A total of 12 races were run in 2007.

 

After an introduction on the afternoon of Thursday 29th May, 2 big days of racing are scheduled on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st. A final race day on Sunday 1st June will culminate with a prize-giving at 1500 hours to facilitate the crews’ homeward journeys.

An increased number of labels and championships (French Crewed Championship in Farr 30, French Cup in J80, National 747 OD, EuroCup in J 109, Trophée Manche (Channel Trophy) in IRC) bear witness to the sporting development of the event.

Opinions expressed by the crews in the numerous responses to the questionnaire sent out at the end of the 2007 edition have been taken into account. Of particular note for the IRC yachts is a new mixed programme of courses off Deauville and coastal courses in the Baie de Seine, including one big race. This should certainly whet the appetite of the IRC craft for their second presence in Deauville in this Commodore’s Cup year.

Similarly the registration fees have also been reviewed to facilitate the access of the small one designs and the small IRC craft, in which all the classes are open (classes 1 to 4 of the Trophée Manche UNCL).

On shore a new large marquee concept on the quayside of the Bassin Morny will bring reception areas and a crew bar together under the same structure, in order to develop the exchanges and conviviality of the event. A further innovation for 2008 is a large free dinner gathering together all the crews and the partners on the evening of Friday 30th May, with products along the theme of the Pays d’Auge, one of the finest and most beautiful regions in France.

Reminder of the dates: 28th May/ 1st June 2008.

Attention: date limit for registration without a surcharge: 1st May 2008.

Contact.

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Mar 25 - Spi Ouest 2008 Results

CLASSEMENTS GENERAUX
Farr 30 - 6 Manches (18 bateaux)

Place Pts Sponsor Skipper C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6
1 6.00 DUNKERQUE D. Souben 1.00 1.00 (11.00) 1.00 2.00 1.00
2 17.00 VAL THORENS A. Littozbaritel 2.00 4.00 5.00 2.00 4.00 (10.00)
3 23.00 COTES D'ARMOR VERT E. Creac H 6.00 2.00 8.00 (12.00) 1.00 6.00
4 26.00 BATISSEURS MORBIHAN EFM N. Pauchet 5.00 3.00 1.00 (19.00) 8.00 9.00
5 26.00 BRED - ST-QUENTIN EN YVELINES H. Leduc 4.00 (10.00) 2.00 6.00 10.00 4.00
6 28.00 COTES D'ARMOR BLEU M. Aveline (7.00) 5.00 6.00 7.00 5.00 5.00
7 29.00 NANTES ST NAZAIRE E. Auburtin 8.00 6.00 (9.00) 9.00 3.00 3.00
8 33.00 COTES D'ARMOR BLANC S. Letertre (19.00) 19.00 3.00 3.00 6.00 2.00
9 34.00 MANCHE BASSE NORMANDIE N. Jossier 10.00 (19.00) 4.00 4.00 9.00 7.00
10 39.00 CSC - ECOLE NAVALE - HEC H. Gautier 3.00 8.00 12.00 5.00 (15.00) 11.00
11 45.00 BREST GRANDES ECOLES ENSIETA ESC II G. Bernard/S. Audigane 13.00 7.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 (19.00)
12 53.00 SLN-UNION E. Brezellec 12.00 9.00 (13.00) 13.00 11.00 8.00
13 55.00 VAN UDEN TUDELFT VAN OORD S. Leinders 11.00 11.00 7.00 (15.00) 14.00 12.00
14 59.00 LES BATISSEURS DU MORBIHAN ESPOIRS T. Audren/V.Fresnay 9.00 12.00 15.00 10.00 13.00 (19.00)
15 63.00 LES BATISSEURS DU MORBIHAN ETUDIANT T. Nuiaouet 14.00 14.00 (16.00) 10.00 12.00 13.00
16 71.00 CENTRALE NANTES EPA SOPRA C. Duraffourg (19.00) 13.00 14.00 14.00 16.00 14.00
17 95.00 TPM COYCH F. Henry (19.00) 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00
18 95.00 FELICITY H. Harwood (19.00) 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00

 

Mar 17 - Farr 30 Italian Circuit #1

The curtain of the first series of the Italian Circuit Farr 30 falls after three days and nine beautiful races in the waters north of Scoglietto, just off Portoferraio.

The Southerly wind on the final day was more challenging for the fleet, with gusts up to 15 knots and shifts of 30 degrees.

Farneti-Musone’s MON 01 with Lorenzo Bressani calling tactics was dominant winning all of the races on the last day.  Mauro Moccheggiani’s Diletta and Gasperoni-Franchini-Zaoli’s Magic Mitsubishi Electric finished second and
third, respectively, in the first race.  In the second race, Magic Mitsubishi Electric took second and Spanez, with Mario and Vittorio Volontè on board, took third after an exciting comeback. In the final race, Diletta had another good performance with Andrea Casale as tactician, finishing in second place just ahead of Magic Mitsubishi Electric with Gabriele Benussi.

MON 01 dominated the first regatta of the Italian Circuit with 8 first place finishes in 9 races.  Francesco Farneti and Andrea Musone sailed with Lorenzo Bressani as tactician, Sandro Montefusco as mainsail trimmer, and Pietro Parmeggiani as tailer.  Magic Mitsubishi Electric with helmsman Marco Franchini finished 18 points behind the winner and just two points ahead of Diletta for the regatta.  Eleven boats competed in total.  Complete results can be found at www.mumm30.it.

The Italian Circuit Farr 30 2008 is supported by MGM the World of the Wine, a leading company in the wine industry, with real presence in eleven Italian regions and a well defined target: to create new blends of Italian wines offering the best value for money and the greatest potential for the domestic and international markets.

The stage of Portoferraio has been accomplished with the precious collaboration of the Italian Navy League sez. Portoferraio. The location for the second stage of the Italian Circuit M30 is Marine Marciana (25-27 April), then there will be a pause in the month of May in order to dispute to the European Championship in Venice (15-18 May) and will resume to Rimini for last the two stages (27-29 June and 25-27 July).


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2008 Primo Cup Results

PRIMO CUP - Trophée Credit Suisse - 2ème partie
Yacht Club de Monaco
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Classement général

07/02/2008 au 10/02/2008
Groupe Farr 30 après 6 courses (5 retenues) (12 inscrits)
(Cliquez sur les noms soulignés pour accéder à la fiche du coureur)

 

Rgs Ident Concurrents P Ret P tot c.1 c.2 c.3 c.4 c.5 c.6 c.7 Club / Pays
1

ITA 3078

ENFANT TERRIBLE 
SERENA Gianluigi
ZENNARO Enrico 
CHIEFFI Tommaso 
BURCHI Filippo 
NELLO Pavoni 
VACCA Santiago 
TURCO Albatros

11.00 17.00 1
1.00
3
3.00
1
1.00
4
4.00
6
6.00
2
2.00


YC CORTINA D'AMPEZZO

2

FRA 13

ELCIMAI - VILLE DE MARSEILLE 
DERUELLE Dimitri
PAUL Maxime
PAUL Vanessa
MILANESE Michel
PRATT Christopher
LE JOLIFF Eric
ROTTEE Guillaume

14.00 22.00 8
8.00
1
1.00
5
5.00
6
6.00
1
1.00
1
1.00


YC POINTE ROUGE
YC POINTE ROUGE
YC POINTE ROUGE
YC POINTE ROUGE
YC POINTE ROUGE
S R VANNES
Y C GRANDE MOTTE

3

FRA 83

TPM COYCH 
HENRY Fabien
BECQUEMIE Tugdual
COL Sebastien 
ISRAEL Erwan
BALLOFIER Pierre
LIRON Francois
GABART Francois

15.00 23.00 4
4.00
8
8.00
3
3.00
1
1.00
2
2.00
5
5.00


C O Y C HYEROIS
C O Y C HYEROIS
C O Y C HYEROIS
C O Y C HYEROIS
C O Y C HYEROIS
C N NICE

4

MON 2003

DANGEROUS BUT FUN 
PERRIS Michele
CIAN Paolo 
FORNELLI Pierluigi 
GHIARUGI Leonardo 
DE FELICE Lorenzo 
LOPERFIDO Daniel 
MANTOVANI Pietro

15.00 20.00 5
5.00
4
4.00
2
2.00
2
2.00
4
4.00
3
3.00


YC MONACO

5

ITA 3063

DILETTA 
MOCCHELIANI Mauro
CASALE Andrea 
COCCIMA Andrea 
BEZZI Irene 
MASCIMO Paolo 
ROSSO Vittorio 
PETRILLO Stefano

20.00 30.00 10
10.00
2
2.00
4
4.00
7
7.00
3
3.00
4
4.00


ITA

6

ITA 3050

COMPAGNIA DELLA VELA-VE 
RIGON Francesco
BOZZETTI Cesare 
GRIGGIO Cristian 
TREVISANATO Paolo 
MASON Matteo 
DAL BON Francesco 
EULISSE Salvatore

26.00 39.00 2
2.00
6
6.00
6
6.00
3
3.00
OCS
13.00
9
9.00


ITA

7

FRA 988

NOUVELLE CALEDONIE 
PORTUGAL Vincent
MALLARET Bernard
BRENAC Francois
COHEN ADDET Michel
CHARRIER Eric
FREI Mathieu
ROUX Yann

33.00 42.00 9
9.00
7
7.00
7
7.00
5
5.00
7
7.00
7
7.00


Y C FRANCE
Y C MAUGUIO CARNON
Y C ANTIBES
Y C ANTIBES
C N T LACYDON
S.R CALEDONIENNE

8

SUI 304

OLYMPIC 
DAVID Etienne
FURHER Loic 
MONNIER Julien 
CLERC Jerome 
METTRAUX Elodie 
CLEMENT Bastien 
DEGUINE David

40.00 53.00 6
6.00
5
5.00
OCS
13.00
8
8.00
OCS
13.00
8
8.00


SUI

Y C VILLENEUVE L.

9

FRA 18331

K-YOTE KID 
NAUMOV Valentin
NKITIN Vladimir 
BRILLIANTOV Nikita 
KOLESNIKOV Sergey 
TUTIN Victor 
SEGAL Vitaly

44.00 57.00 3
3.00
11
11.00
OCS
13.00
12
12.00
5
5.00
DNF
13.00


RUS

10

FRA 2300

VAL-THORENS 
BARBARIN Johan
DURAND Sebastien
DYEN Stephane
MOYON Davy
TRISTAN Benjamin
LITTOZBARITEL Alexis
BARBARIN Caroline

44.00 57.00 7
7.00
9
9.00
8
8.00
11
11.00
9
9.00
DNC
13.00


C N V AIX LES BAINS
C Y V GRAND LARGE
C N V AIX LES BAINS
C N V AIX LES BAINS
S R V ANNECY
S R V ANNECY
C N V AIX LES BAINS

11

RUS 6335

JUGA 2 
BRYUZGA Sergey
LOS Victor 
STASENKO Vadim 
IVANOVSKY Vladislav 
KALITA Evgeny 
BOEV Leonid 
ADAMYAN Mikhail

50.00 63.00 DNF
13.00
DNF
13.00
OCS
13.00
10
10.00
8
8.00
6
6.00


RUS

12

RUS 18306

RARAAVIS' 
KULIKOV Alexander
SUERDLOV Arkady 
VORONOV Jury 
KONONOV Ugsily 
YUDIN Boris 
SENCHENKO Konstantin

51.00 64.00 DNF
13.00
10
10.00
9
9.00
9
9.00
10
10.00
DNF
13.00


RUS

Pénalités et réparations : 11 (1 DNC; 5 DNF; 5 OCS; )

Feb 20 - USWatercraft to Begin Production of Farr 30s

Stagg Yachts, Inc. is pleased to announce that USWatercraft, LLC, of Portsmouth, RI is set to begin production of new Farr 30 One Design sailboats.  USWatercraft has been building Farr 40s since 2003 and is now ready to reactivate the Farr 30 tooling and begin building boats for this popular international one design class.  “USWatercraft is pleased to have the opportunity to help in the effort to grow this exciting class. Not only by supplying new boats, parts and service but through the support & promotion of events worldwide," states Randy Borges, Waterline Systems President.  “The truth is I have never met anyone who did not enjoy sailing the boats so why not support it!”

The timing could not be better to begin production in Rhode Island, as the Class will be holding its 2008 World Championship in Newport, RI on October 1-4.  The class is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity world wide, and these new boats should prove to be in high demand.  “The Farr 30 provides a grand prix racing experience at a reasonable cost,” states Farr 30 Class President Nelson Stephenson when asked about the popularity of the boat. “After 11 years of racing in the Farr 30 Class I have not found a better platform that involves each member of the crew in a quality racing experience. In light, moderate or heavy wind conditions the Farr 30 produces a fun ride.  Great Competition, fun sailing venues and a boat that rewards preparation and sailing ability while improving your sailing skills - that is the Farr 30.”

“We are very encouraged by the strong interest we have been receiving in the Farr 30 recently,” says Geoff Stagg, whose company, Stagg Yachts, Inc. is the sales office for the Farr 30 and also provides professional class management for the Farr 30 Class Association.  “Through our experience of working with Randy and his team on the Farr 40, I know they will be able to deliver a boat of extremely high quality that meets our strict one design standards.  We have begun production by placing a three boat order, of which two boats are still available.”  The new boats built at US Watercraft will be the first Farr 30s with a standard deck package comprised primarily of Harken Yacht Equipment.  The first boats out of the molds are scheduled for completion in late spring.

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Feb 7 - Primo Cup

The Lasers SB3 class kicked off the second weekend of the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse which is organised in collaboration with Slam and Hublot, official timekeeper for the Yacht Club de Monaco.
In total, 29 competitors representing a dozen nations lined up at the start, enjoying spring-like conditions under the Mediterranean sun and with visibility so clear they could see Corsica.
The first race was set 2.5 miles off the port of Monaco and a light but variable south-easterly breeze kept the race committee on their toes, forcing them to change the course and starting line no less than three times.
Nicolas Honor, the man responsible in Europe for this class, won the first race, a great start to the regatta for him as it was the first time he’d raced for a year. Next up were Gordon Patterson (Splash Gordon) and Chris Darling (Darling Associates). In a well deserved 7th
place was the Monegasque boat Little Santandrea, a newcomer to this series which was tacking along nicely with the highly experienced Xavier Leclair on board.

Today, the first departure for the Laser SB3s was at 10am, and 1pm sees the start of the Farr 30, Melges 24, First 40.7, Platu 25, Swan 42 and Melges 32 races. For the Swan 42 and Melges 32 series it will be the first time they’ve raced in Europe.
Many top level sailors are going head to head over this weekend, notably in the Farr 30 series. They include Sébastien Col, helmsman of Défi Français, on Ville de Marseille, Dimitri Deruelle together with Maxime Paul, numerous Tour de France à la Voile winners, Paolo
Cian, skipper of Shosholoza, tactician on Dangerous but Fun and Tommaso Chieffi, the tactician from Shosholoza, on Enfant Terrible. And the Melges 32 contestants will not be able to relax as the very best of the Melges 24s will be sailing this year in the new series, people
like the leader in this class, Lorenzo Bressani, and the 2006 world champion Nicola Celon.

Top level sailing on the water and top entertainment on land!
The Mediterranean sailing season’s first rendez-vous may be well established, but the organisers have never rested on their laurels. The high level of competition is matched only by the convivial après-regatta atmosphere on land. Every evening there is something on for the competitors to enjoy. The Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse also offers boatyards, large and small, a chance to organise events such as the presentations this year of the Swan 42 and
the Melges 32, with the launch of Leonardo Ferragamo’s Cuordileone (Swan 42). Also of note is the UMV (Union Méditerranéenne de Voile) meeting with ten countries represented, including France, Italy, Tunisia and Turkey.


Programme for the second week-end
(subject to modification)

Friday 8 February
9am – 12 noon Registration confirmation and crane launch for the Melges 24, Platu 25,
First 40.7, Farr 30, Melges 32 and Swan 42 classes.
10am 1st race of the day for the Laser SB3s
1pm 1st race for the Melges 24, Platu 25, First 40.7, Farr 30, Melges 32
and Swan 42 classes.
5.30pm Welcome Cocktail
6pm Swan 42 Cocktail and launch of Leonardo Ferragamo’s Cuordileone,
(by invitation)
7.30pm Bénéteau Cocktail (by invitation)
8pm Slam and UMV dinner (by invitation)


Saturday 9 February
10am 1st race for the Melges 24, Platu 25, First 40.7, Farr 30, Melges 32,
Laser SB3 and Swan 42 classes.
6.30pm Pasta Party – crew party given by ERI (by invitation)
7pm Launch of Hublot Big Bang (Melges 32) by Mr Battistella and Jean-
Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot (by invitation)
7.30pm Yacht Club Cortina d’Ampezzo Cocktail – to witness the signing of a
reciprocal agreement between the YCM and the YCCA (by invitation).
Sunday 10 February
10am 1st race for the Melges 24, Platu 25, First 40.7, Mumm 30, Melges 32,
Laser SB3 and Swan 42 classes.
6pm Prize-giving


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Feb 3 - New Farr 30 Australian Champions Crowned

Overnight leader Guy Stening and his team on Optimumm held onto their regatta lead to take the Farr 30 Australian Championship after three days of racing on Sydney Harbour and off Sydney Heads.  Stening and Optimumm have led the regatta from the first day and won the last race of the series after a very frustrating day of weather for competitors and officials alike.

Day three of racing and the 10 boat Farr 30 fleet from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales headed for the Macquarie Circle race course off Macquarie Lighthouse.  The conditions from Saturday continued with the seven knot breeze swinging from the east to the south and torrential rain blanketing the two nautical mile windward leeward course.

A jumpy fleet started the day with a general recall and then got away to head into the sheet rain towards the top mark.  The lead changed a number of times during the race but Stening prevailed to take his third gun for the regatta and so it happened the title.

The race committee decided to take the fleet back into the harbour in pursuit of better breeze and tried for another race but the weather had other ideas.  A near glass out on the harbour and with conditions not looking to improve the race committee signalled three sound signals and the title was decided – Guy Stening and Optimumm the winners by nine points.

“This regatta was really hard work, tough conditions for the three days.  Our crew work and boat preparation were major reasons for our result, the crew has come together really well since the 2007 Farr 30 Worlds.  This event is an important step in our preparations for our 2008 USA campaign in the lead up to the 2008 Farr 30 World Championship in October in Newport, Rhode Island”, smiled a very happy champion Stening.

Stening first raced a Farr 30 in August 2006 and in the last 18 months has come fourth in the 2007 Farr 30 Australian Championship, second in the 2007 Farr 30 Pre Worlds, fourth in the 2007 Farr 30 World Championship and now winning the 2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship.

Chris Tyquin and the Queensland team on GOA/PDL were all smiles after finishing second in their first Farr 30 class event.  The team sailed together for the first time on a Farr 30 on Thursday, the day before the regatta started.

“Sydney Harbour as a setting couldn’t be better, the conditions were as challenging as they can get.  You couldn’t relax in any race even the last race any one of three boats could have won and it reflects on the tight and competitive racing this class provides.  It says a lot for the class and why it’s growing in popularity here in Australia”, remarked Tyquin after racing.

2004 Farr 30 Australian Champion Chris Way and his Awarua Boat Mate team returned to third overall after slipping back to fourth overnight.

“What a testing regatta!! It’s a shame there wasn’t more breeze but that’s nature.  My crew didn’t miss a beat; they picked up where we left off from last year.  Well done to Guy and his crew they sailed well over the three days and the fleet provided great competition”, commented Way.

The Australian Farr 30 Class would like to thank Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron for hosting the 2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship.  The 2009 Farr 30 Australian Championship will be held in Brisbane, Queensland.

Final Results 2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship:

Pl. Boat Skipper Yacht Club State Points
1 Optimumm G.Stening RSYS NSW 12
2 GOA/PDL C.Tyquin RQYS QLD 21
3 Awarua –Boat Mate C.Way RPAYC NSW 25
4 K2 B.Eddington SYC VIC 28
5 Yandoo J.Formosa CYCA NSW 29
6 Cleopatra R.Davis SYC VIC 48
7 Asterix C.Loel RQYS QLD 49
8 Don’t Tell Mumm G.Hobson RSYS NSW 55
9 Synergy A.Douglas RQYS QLD 55
10 Immigrant J.Paul PCSC QLD 63

Feb 2 - Stening holds the lead - Farr 30 Australian Championship

Day two of racing at the Farr 30 Australian Championship and the weather off Sydney Heads provided very testing conditions for the 10 boats competing in the three races that were completed.  The breeze fluctuated in strength and direction causing frustration for every crew.

Overnight point score leader Guy Stening’s Optimumm  won the fourth race of the series with the first race of day two taking over an hour and a half to complete in the very light east nor’ east breeze.

“We were lucky to see eight knots breeze strength on the instruments today.  The day started out with quite a lumpy sea but it settled down over the course of the day.  It was a long day and we still have one to go”, remarked Stening.

Sydneysider and Farr 30 class newcomer John Formosa and his team on Yandoo took the second gun of the day.  Formosa, with nephew and 18 foot skiff sailor John Winning onboard as tactician, is sailing one the two new boats in the Sydney Farr 30 fleet.  Formosa races regularly in the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Farr 30 division and this win is his first in an Farr 30 class event.

“It’s a great thrill to win; I wasn’t expecting to be there in the very tricky conditions.  I owe an awful lot to my crew who have put in a fantastic effort”, said a happy Formosa dockside.  Formosa’s 5,1,2 results today have moved him into third overall with second through to fifth places very close on points.

Defending Australian Champion Bruce Eddington and his K2 crew won the third race of the day and their second for the regatta after the breeze had swung to the south.  Eddington is one of two Australian teams who will be racing in the Farr 30 World Championship later this year in Newport, Rhode Island.

Victorian Rob Davis and Sydney’s Garry Hobson are competing in their first Farr 30 class Australian Championship and both enjoying the close class racing provided by the Farr 30 one design class.

Racing will conclude tomorrow with the race course for the final day planned off Sydney Heads and the presentation of the 2008 Farr 30 Australian Champions trophy will be held after racing at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

Provisional Results Day 2:

 

Pl. Boat Skipper Yacht Club State Points
1 Optimumm G.Stening RSYS NSW 11
2 GOA/PDL C.Tyquin RQYS QLD 19
3 Yandoo J.Formosa CYCA NSW 21
4 Awarua –Boat Mate C.Way RPAYC NSW 22
5 K2 B.Eddington SYC VIC 24
6 Asterix C.Loel RQYS QLD 42
7 Cleopatra R.Davis SYC VIC 43
8 Don’t Tell Mumm G.Hobson RSYS NSW 44
9 Synergy A.Douglas RQYS QLD 49
10 Immigrant J.Paul PCSC QLD 54

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Jan 16 - DEAUVILLE WEEK AT THE CREWED FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP

The French Sailing Federation (FFV) has recently announced the integration of Deauville International Week in the Crewed French Championship for the first time.

This championship which is raced in the Farr 30  - a high tech 9.40m yacht – brings together the best French crews and groups them into a single ranking in the Tour de France à la Voile and three other events along the Atlantic, English Channel and Mediterranean coasts (Grand Prix Atlantique / Grand Prix de l’Ecole Navale – Semaine de Deauville – Route des Iles).

Following the example of the French Solo Championship, which is built around the Solitaire du Figaro, the Crewed French Championship will make the most of 2008 to gather together the best French and European crews and also testify to the dynamism of the Farr 30 class.

For Deauville Week this comes as renewed recognition of its sporting interest and its appeal to crews.

This Championship will complete the labels also on the programme in the other event series: French J 80 Cup, Nationals 747 OD, J 109 EuroCup, Trophée Manche UNCL (Channel Trophy) for IRC craft.

The Deauville International Sailing Week, a sports rendez-vous as well as a meeting of media and Norman enterprises, in this way reinforces its drive for great nautical events in the Channel.

A reminder of the dates: 28th May / 1st June 2008.

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Feb 1 - Stening leads after day one of the Farr 30 Australian Championship

After racing three races on Sydney’s iconic harbour local sailor Guy Stening’s and his crew on Optimumm lead the 10 boat Farr 30 fleet at the 2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship.  The race track for the fleet was set off Athol Bay, near Taronga Zoo, across to Rushcutters Bay on the southern side of Sydney Harbour.

Racing in a shifty southerly breeze that reached 15 knots the 10 boat fleet saw a different winner for each race in this closely contested international one design class.  Boats from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales started out in steady rain that abated during the course of the day.

“There was great competition out there today and the level of competition in this fleet has lifted in the last 12 months since the last class Nationals.  Macca (Optimumm tactician Steve McConaghy) did a great job calling the shifts today; the breeze was really fickle, typical of Sydney Harbour.  The majority of our crew sailed with me at the Farr 30 Worlds in Sardinia and we plan to sail with this crew at the 08 Farr 30 Worlds in Newport later this year”, commented a quietly happy Stening.

Class newcomer and first time Farr 30 helmsman Queenslander Chris Tyquin sailed very well today to find his team in second after the first day of racing.  “This is the crew’s first race in a Farr 30 today.  Michael Dunstan (GOA/PDL tactician) did a superb job today, local knowledge helps on Sydney Harbour”, said Tyquin who is sailing with his teenage son David as part of the crew.

Returning to race with the Farr 30 crew after 12 months is 2004 Farr 30 Australian Champion Chris Way and his team on Awarua Boat Mate.  Five of Way’s crew sailed with him at the recent Sydney 38 Nationals.  “We haven’t sailed a Farr 30 since the class Nationals last year and for the third year in a row we are sailing without instruments”, remarked Way after finishing in third overall at the end of day one.

Defending Australian Farr 30 Champion Victorian Bruce Eddington is currently placed fourth overall having won the first race for the regatta.

Racing continues over the weekend with racing for Saturday planned for the Manly Circle off Sydney Heads.

Rrovisional Results Day 1:

 

Pl. Boat Skipper Yacht Club State Points
1 Optimumm G.Stening RSYS NSW 5
2 GOA/PDL C.Tyquin RQYS QLD 7
3 Awarua –Boat Mate C.Way RPAYC NSW 9
4 K2 B.Eddington SYC VIC 12
5 Yandoo J.Formosa CYCA NSW 13
6 Cleopatra R.Davis SYC VIC 19
7 Immigrant J.Paul PCSC QLD 24
8 Don’t Tell Mumm G.Hobson RSYS NSW 25
9 Asterix C.Loel RQYS QLD 25
10 Synergy A.Douglas RQYS QLD 25

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Jan 30 - Eddington set to defend his Farr 30 Australian Champion title

Competition will be fierce when ten Farr 30 teams representing New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland fight it out for the title of 2008 Farr 30 Australian Champion.  The three days of racing will be conducted off Sydney Heads over February 1-3 and the regatta will be hosted by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

Returning to defend his title will be 2007 Farr 30 Australian Champion, Victorian Bruce Eddington and he will be aiming to make it four in a row after taking the hat trick of titles when he won in 2007.   Eddington remarked after his recent win at the Rolex Trophy series, “It was a good series.  Win, lose or draw, this regatta was very good practice for the Nationals,”.  Eddington who has enjoyed a successful 18 months in the Farr 30 class both in Australia and overseas won the Farr 30 division at the Rolex Trophy regatta but isn't going to rest on his laurels.

Heading to Sydney for a crack at the title will be Queenslanders Alex Douglas and his team on Synergy, Colin Loel and his new boat Asterix and Jeff Paul's Immigrant.  New South Wales combination of Chris Way and Geoff Couell will be racing Awarua Boat Mate.  Way has just finished fourth in another one design class event, the Sydney 38 National titles which were held in Geelong during the Skandia Geelong Race Week.

Sydneysider Guy Stening and his team on Optimumm, who made their class debut in 2007, will be aiming for a good result at this event before they head over to the United States to race in Farr 30 class events on the east coast.  The Optimumm team will use these events for training before racing in their second Farr 30 World Championship, the 2008 Farr 30 World Championship being held in September in Newport, Rhode Island.

“We have a number of our crew who we sailed with in Sardinia sailing this weekend.  It's great to see four new teams and two boats racing at the Australian Championship.  We had a great warm up event in December at the Rolex Trophy and the teams that are racing are all in with a chance at the title”, commented Stening.

Making their class debut in their first class event will be John Formosa and his team on Yandoo representing New South Wales along with Chris Tyquin's GOA/Lexom Home from Brisbane.  Garry Hobson will make his class Nationals debut with Don't tell Mumm after racing in the Farr 30 class division in December at the Rolex Trophy series.  "I bought the Farr 30 as it offers competitive sailing and a fleet that has seen great growth internationally and is growing in numbers and depth here in Australia.  Our crew wanted to be tested as a team and the Farr 30 one design class has a excellent reputation in sailing circles", commented Formosa.

2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship Entry list:

Boat Name Skipper State
Don't Tell Mumm Garry Hobson NSW
Yandoo John Formosa NSW
Optimumm Guy Stening NSW
K2 Bruce Eddington VIC
Awarua Boat Mate Chris Way NSW
Asterix Colin Loel QLD
Synergy Alex Douglas QLD
Cleopatra Rob Davis VIC
Immigrant Jeff Paul QLD
Goa/Lexom Home Chris Tyquin QLD

 

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Team Groovederci wins 2008 Key West Race Week in Farr 30 class!

Deneen Demourkas from Santa Barbara, California led her team on USA 706 Groovederci, to a strong class win at this year’s Key West Race Week against a field of 15 Farr 30’s. 2008 Key West Race Week was a challenging week this year due to two fast moving cold fronts that brought big breeze at the very beginning of the week and on the last day of racing.

Monday’s racing was canceled due to too much wind with gust in the upper 30’s.  In between the two fronts Key West was stuck under a high pressure system where there was not enough wind to sail on Wednesday where the breeze was way too light and unstable to get quality racing in. Peter Craig and his Premier Racing team put in a great effort to get in eight high quality races.

final results

The Groovederci team had a 3,1,2 to win the day on the first day of racing and never looked back as they won the class with a total of 18 points.  Second place was up for grabs between three teams with the Von der Wense’s Turbo Duck taking the second spot with 24 points. Third place went to Farr 30 Class President, Nelson Stephenson’s Team Bold. John Podmajersky’s team on Illusion started the regatta strong but slipped to 4th overall after a 6,3,6 on the last day.

Sailing with Demourkas was tactician Scott Nixon from Quantum Sails, mainsail trimmer Jason Currie, jib trimmer Whit Batchelor, spinnaker trimmer Marcus Eagan, pit person Amy Ironmonger and bowman Brock Callen. The Groovederci is impeccably maintained and run by boat captain Rob Huntingford, who deserves a ton of credit for keeping the Farr 30 in winning form. Team Groovederci had speed to burn all week and proved it on the last race of the series when they were over early and had to claw back trough the fleet. They sailed to a two-boat length win in the closing race to take the overall victory. This is Demourkas’s second KWRW win in four years and she received a well deserved victory toss in the Key West harbor after the regatta!

Acura Key West 2008

Fifteen Farr 30s competed at Acura Key West 2008.  After an exciting week of sailing and unusaul Key West Weather, Deneen Demourkas' Groovederci emerged as the champion over Bodo and Nick von der Wense's Turbo Duck,who were done in by a double digit finish on the first day.  Final results from the regatta can be found here.

2008 Championship Events

2008 Casinò di Venezia Farr 30 European Championship: May 15 - 19; Venice, Italy

2008 Farr 30 North American Championship: Aug. 22 – 24; Sail Newport, Newport, RI

2008 Farr 30 World Championship: October 1-4; Sail Newport, Newport, RI

2008 M 30 North American Circuit Championship

Qualifying Events:

 

Acura Key West 2008 Key West, FL January 21 – 25
Annapolis NOOD Annapolis, MD April 25 – 27
Cedar Point OD Regatta Westport, CT June 6 – 8
Sail Newport Regatta Newport, RI July 11 – 13

Scoring:

A Low-Point Total Scoring System will be used to determine final standings for the Circuit Championship. Scoring will be provided by Stagg Yachts based on event results from each organizer. Scores will be posted at www.mumm30.org.  The winner will be the boat with the lowest total score counting its best three regatta finishes.

 

Rules:

To qualify for scoring owners must be paid-up class members
To qualify for scoring boats must have a 2008 M 30 OD Certificate
To qualify for scoring a boat must compete at three qualifying events
For an event to qualify for scoring a minimum of six (6) boats must race
For an event to qualify for scoring a minimum of four (4) races must be  completed
All races at each event will count – no drops


Trophies:

Prizes shall be awarded to the top three overall finishers

Dec. 9 - Rolex Trophy One Design series wraps up for 2007

Australian Farr 30 champion Bruce Eddington and his Victorian team on K2 have won their class in the Rolex Trophy One Design Series which wrapped up today.

Teams from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland made the most of the opportunity to race off Sydney Heads where the upcoming Farr 30 Australian Championship will be sailed in February next year.

"It was a good series," commented Eddington this afternoon. "Win, lose or draw, this regatta was very good practice for the Nationals".

Guy Stening's Farr 30 Optimumm finished second overall after six races ahead of Colin Loel's Asterix in third and Garry Hobson's Don't Tell Mumm in fourth. All four teams will meet again in February for a crack at the Australian title.

FINAL RESULTS

 

Day one of racing for Farr 30's at Rolex Trophy series

Multiple Australian Farr 30 champion, Victoria's Bruce Eddington had a great day on the water with a 1,2,1. Eddington is using the Rolex Trophy One Design Series
in preparation for his Australian title defence in February.

Also racing in the Farr 30 fleet is Guy Stening, who recently raced in the Farr 30 World Championship in Sardinia finishing fourth in the 40 boat fleet.

"It was hard work today and I found it hard to steer in the lumpy seaway but it was good practice for the 2008 Nationals. Colin (Loel) and Guy (Stening) both had great boat speed today. It was a case of getting to the front and staying there today," commented Eddington.

Dec. 2 - Farr 30 class racing at Rolex Trophy series

After a very successful year for Australian Farr 30 teams, interest in the class in Australia is growing at a rapid rate.  New boats have arrived in Sydney for Guy Stening and John Formosa, with Stening sailing in the upcoming Rolex Trophy One Design series along with Victorian Bruce Eddington, Queenslander Colin Loel and fellow Sydney skipper Garry Hobson.  The Rolex Trophy Series is being hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and racing will be held off Sydney Heads on December 8 and 9.

Guy Stening, who joined the class a little over 12 months ago, finished fourth in his first class Australian Championship in February 2007 and went on to compete at the Farr 30 class World Championship in Sardinia, Italy in October.  Sailing against a number of former Farr 30 class World Champions, including Vincenzo Onorato and Erik Maris, Stening finished second in the pre worlds regatta and fourth in the 40 boat fleet that raced for the 2007 World Champion title.

“It's been a terrific year and we're really pleased with how things have gone.  We went to the Worlds for some experience against the international fleet and came away with a fantastic result.  The class is growing across Australia and we are looking at a large fleet for the Australian Championship in February”, said Stening.

Bruce Eddington has enjoyed a very successful year racing against fellow class members in the USA with Southern Sun winning the class division at the 2007 Key West Race Week.  Eddington returned to sail on two more occasions with the US Farr 30 fleet and in September at the Sail Newport Farr 30 regatta took the regatta title with an envious point score of nine points for nine races.

“We had a great year both here and overseas and are looking forward to seeing the class grow in Australia.  This is a highly competitive one design fleet across the world and we always enjoy racing against class mates both in Australia and overseas”, commented Eddington.

The Farr 30 fleet is anticipating a highly competitive fleet at the 2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship which will be held February 1-3 and hosted by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.   A number of international Farr 30 teams have expressed interest in racing at this highly competitive event.  Teams from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia are looking to make it a truly national event.

Oct 7 - Matrix ArcaTxActive (ITA) wins the Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007 in Porto Cervo

PortoCervo,Italy.7th October 2007.On the fourth and final day of the Moby Farr 30 Worlds, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, the Race Committee once again managed to fit in three windward leeward races.

 

Matrix ArcaTxActive (ITA), owned by Luigi Melegari and Gianmarco Rinaldi and with Tommaso Chieffi on tactics is the new Farr 30 World Champion. Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad (USA) with Terry Hutchinson calling tactics came second and Vincent Portugal’s New Caledonia (FRA), with Francois Brenac on tactics came in third.

“Today’s last day was a bit nerve-wracking for us.” confirmed Chieffi of Matrix ArcaTxActive who found themselves in first place after Race Seven.  “We would have preferred to have finished after the first race, then after the second when we still would have won, but the Committee went ahead and did the third and we suffered right up to the end. But we had a good start in the last race, we kept the French behind us and Barking Mad and so all’s well that ends well!”

 

Jim Richardson, President of the Farr 40 Class, was philosophical about his second place: “It’s interesting that I won the Farr 40 pre worlds in Newport in 2006 and then I came third to Vincenzo Onorato, then I won the pre-worlds in Copenhagen this year and came in third to Vincenzo, I won the pre-worlds here and I said to Vincenzo ‘Please do not do this to me again!’ and he promised he wouldn’t, but I forgot to speak to the other Italians! Luigi and Tommaso and the rest of the Matrix crew had a fantastic event and deserved to win. I look forward to seeing all of these wonderful competitors in Newport next year.”

 

Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino fought back from yesterday’s ninth place to come in fifth overall behind Optimumm in fourth.

 

Race Seven, the first of the day, started with northerly winds of approximately 14 knots and saw Barking Mad take her first victory pf the World Championship series ahead of Guy Stenings Optimumm (AUS) and Lorenzo Santini’s Uka Uka (ITA).

 

In Race Eight Enfant Terribile, owned by Gianluigi Serena took her first victory of the series over  Mezza Luna (FIN) Harry Roshier in second and Maga Joanna (ITA), owned by Luigi Parente, in third.

 

By the start of Race Nine the wind had shifted to 340° and dropped to approximately 5-6 knots.  Matrix ArcaTxActive took first place in this final race of the series ahead of Fausto Rubini’s Thule (MON) and Uka Uka.

The final prizegiving took pace in the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Piazza Azzurra. The YCCS Sporting Calendar will continue in November with the Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.

 

 

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Farr 30 – Summary Results as of 06/10/2007

Place, Boat Name, Owner, Nation, Points, Overall

1. MATRIX ARCA TX ACTIVE Gianmarco Rinaldi, ITA,15,12,2,6,1,2,4,7,1, 50.00

 2. BARKING MAD James B. Richardson, USA,5,6,21,4,5,5,1,5,6, 58.00   
 3. NEW CALEDONIA Vincent Portugal, FRA,7,2,13,1,3,8,12,6,8, 60.00  
 4. OPTIMUMM Guy Stening, AUS,21,8,1,12,4,6,2,12,4, 70.00  
 5. MASCALZONE LATINO Vincenzo Onorato, ITA,23,25,5,5,2,11,7,4,15, 97.00   
 6. UKA UKA Lorenzo Santini, ITA,9,9,3,10,27,3,3,33,3,100.00
 7. ENFANT TERRIBLE Serena Gianluigi, ITA,2,30,7,13,9,13,16,1,23,114.00 
 8. ANN BE ESPOIR IDF Yoann Richomme, FRA,4,5,10,7,19,14,9,21,26,115.00     
 9. ASSOTUBI MUMMYONE Mingozzi / Bonora, ITA,12,1,4,15,12,24,29,9,13,119.00     
10. GROOVEDERCI Deneen B. Demourkas, USA,3,28,17,14,14,1,24,8,11,120.00      

 

Moby is the largest cruise-ferry company in theMediterranean and transports approximately five million passengers toSardinia,Corsica andElbaIsland every year. Its fleet, consisting of around 50 units, includes cargo vessels, supply vessels and anchor-handling tugs, all sailing under the Italian flag. Moby was founded in 1982 by Vincenzo Onorato who represents the fourth generation of an Italian ship-owning family. The 2007 edition of the Farr 30 Worlds is the second sponsored by Moby .

 

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Oct. 6 - Moby Farr 30 Worlds Day 3

All change on Day Three of Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007 in Porto Cervo

 

PortoCervo,Italy.6th October 2007.Following yesterday’s postponement of racing due to light winds, things got right back on track today in the Moby Farr 30 World Championship in Porto Cervo. After a slight delay in which the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Race Committee, and the fleet, prayed to the wind gods, 12 to 14 knots of west north westerly breeze blew in and the 39 competing Farr 30s were able to complete three windward leeward races of approximately 7.5 nautical miles each.

 

With the fleet now having completed six races New Caledonia (FRA), owned by Vincent Portugal, leads the overall classification by five points ahead of Matrix ArcaTxActive (ITA), owned by Luigi Melegari and Gianmarco Rinaldi. Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad (USA) is in third place, 12 points behind the leader with yesterday’s leader Optimumm (AUS), owned by Guy Stening in fourth.

 

Race Four, the first of the day, started at 12.15 in 14 knots of north westerly winds. At the first leeward mark New Caledonia, with former F30 World Champion Pierre Loic Berthet (2005) at the helm, led Bagua (ITA) and Barking Mad which has America’s Cup Veteran Terry Hutchinson on tactics. New Caledonia and Bagua held their positions to the finish but Richardson was overtaken by anther former World Champion, Claudio Recchi (2003), with his Bred (FRA) with Francesco de Angelis on tactics.

 

At the start of Race Five the wind had shifted slightly left to 280° and had fallen slightly to approximately 11 to 12 knots. At the first leeward mark Mascalzone Latino, owned by Vincenzo Onorato, led the fleet in a return to form after a fairly shaky start to the week ahead of New Caledonia. At the finish line however it was Matrix ArcaTXActive with Tommaso Chieffi calling tactics who crossed the line first ahead of Mascalzone Latino and New Caledonia.

 

Mascalzone was one of the favourites heading into the race given Onorato’s history as Farr 30  World Champion (2000) and his standing as current Farr 40 World Champion but placed 23rd and 25th in the first two races.

 

“We are learning a lot because it’s been many years since any of us has sailed on these boats, “ commented Marco Cornacchia of the Mascalzone crew. “Here there are real experts, both Italian and French and there is an excellent Australian boat which is very strong. We are still optimistic about the championship though, we think we can do well.”

 

The breeze continued to shift westwards and was approximately 275 ° for the start of Race Six with intensity holding at around 11 to 12 knots. Groovederci (USA), owned by Deneen Demourkas with Volvo Ocean Race skipper Bouwe Bekking calling tactics, led Matrix ArcaTXActive around the first windward mark this time followed by Armando Giulietti’s Hiroshi with Lorenzo Santini’s Uka Uka in fourth. On the first upwind leg Uka Uka overtook Hiroshi and went on to take third behind Matrix with Groovederci in first place.

 

Vincent Portugal, owner of New Caledonia, was pleased with the results so far but conscious of the challenge still to come tomorrow.

 

“In the first race you know we weren’t leading for the whole time, there were four boats very close, we were second, third, first, it kept changing, but these four boats were well ahead of the fleet and in the second race it was the same story, after the first mark there were six or seven boats really leading the fleet. The last race was very tough as the wind was getting stronger, I think if you manage to pass the first mark in the top ten you are ok but if you are further back there are just boats everywhere. So far so good.

 

The week has gone pretty well, we had a good pre-worlds, testing the speed and manoeuvres and all that, everything was ok. We are happy to be in the lead now but we have to wait for the last race, all the boats are very very close to each other. We know that until the last leg of the last race nothing is certain, we are just hoping for good stable winds tomorrow and not to change our position too much.”

Racing is scheduled to continue in tomorrow at 11.30 am. The final prizegiving is scheduled for 6pm in the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Piaza Azzurra.

 

 

For further information, Notice of Race, Entry list etc. please visit www.yccs.it or  www.mobym30worlds.com .

 

Moby is the largest cruise-ferry company in theMediterranean and transports approximately five million passengers toSardinia,Corsica andElbaIsland every year. Its fleet, consisting of around50 units, includes cargo vessels, supply vessels and anchor-handling tugs, all sailing under the Italian flag. Moby was founded in 1982 by Vincenzo Onorato who represents the fourth generation of an Italian ship-owning family. The 2007 edition of the Farr 30 Worlds is the second sponsored by Moby .

 

 

Farr 30 – Summary Results as of 06/10/2007

Place, Boat Name, Owner, Nation, Points, Overall

1. NEW CALEDONIAVincent Portugal (FRA) 7 2 13 1 3 8, 34


2. MATRIX ARCA TX ACTIVEGianmarco Rinaldi/Luigi Melegari (ITA) 15 12 2 7 1 2, 39


3. BARKING MADJames B. Richardson (USA) 5 6 21 4 5 5, 46 


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October 5 - Moby Farr 30 World Championship Day Two

Day Two of Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007 inPorto Cervo proves windless

RESULTS

 

PortoCervo,Italy.5th October 2007.After a long and hopeful wait the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Race Committee was finally forced to postpone racing in the Moby Farr 30 World Championship until tomorrow.

The wind off the north-eastern coast of Sardinia did just about everything today except remain stable, including going completely round the compass, not once, but twice, and ranging from 2 to 16 knots. At around 4.30 pm the fleet began to take position for a start, encouraged by 12 to 15 knots of fairly stable easterly wind. As the 39 boats lined up the wind shifted 20° left causing a bunch-up at the leeward end and dropped out to 3 knots. At this point the Race Committee had no choice but to send the weary crews home.


Back on the docks the fleet’s only Australian competitor Guy Stenning, was satisfied with the performance of his Optimumm which came in second in the pre-worlds races and is currently sitting in sixth place overall: “I’m very happy so far, the first race was a bit of a disaster for us, as you can see from the results, we came in 21st. We were running third in the second race until we got no room around the top mark and we touched the mark and had to do our turns, that pushed us back to eighth. We had a fantastic race in the last race yesterday, we led all the way round the course, we had a wonderful run on the finishing run, the wind got up to about 21 knots and we were smoking!”

 

Stening was also quietly confident about the rest of the week “We just want to keep improving and hopefully come out with a better result than we did in the pre worlds! Everybody here is good though, there are a lot of very very talented sailors here so it’s a very very hard competition.”

 

Tomorrow’s weather forecast predicts more unstable conditions with light and variable winds and a strong possibility of heavy showers. Racing is scheduled to begin at 11.10 am.

 

For further information, Notice of Race, Entry list etc. please visit www.yccs.it or  www.mobym30worlds.com .

 

Moby is the largest cruise-ferry company in theMediterranean and transports approximately five million passengers toSardinia,Corsica andElbaIsland every year. Its fleet, consisting of around50 units, includes cargo vessels, supply vessels and anchor-handling tugs, all sailing under the Italian flag. Moby was founded in 1982 by Vincenzo Onorato who represents the fourth generation of an Italian ship-owning family. The 2007 edition of the Farr 30 Worlds is the second sponsored by Moby .

 

Farr30 – Summary Results as of 04/10/2007
Place, Boat Name, Owner, Nation,  R1-Points
  1. ASSOTUBI MUMMYONE Mingozzi / Bonora, ITA,12, 17.00     
  2. ANN BE Yoann Rihomme, FRA,4, 19.00   
  3. UKA UKA Lorenzo Santini, ITA,9, 21.00
  4. NEW CALEDONIA Vincent Portugal, FRA,7, 22.00   
  5. MATRIX ARIA TX ACTIVE Melegari / Rinaldi, ITA,15, 29.00
  6. OPTIMUMM Guy Stening, AUS,21, 30.00   
  7. CHEYENNE Federico Strocchi, ITA,1, 30.00 
  8. BARKING MAD James B. Richardson, USA,5, 32.00    
  9. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MAGIC Franchini \ Gasperoni \ Zaoli, ITA,25, 34.00 
 10. JOE FLY Giovanni Maspero, ITA,11, 38.00

 

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Oct. 5 - The sailors were ready but the wind was not

Porto Cervo, Italy - After hours of waiting on the water, returning to shore and heading back out for another try, no races were completed on the second day of the 2007 Moby Farr 30 World Championship.  Rain clouds surrounded the area, creating gusts that lasted temporarily, but significantly changed the wind direction.  While the fleet was on the water the wind direction spun 360 degrees at least twice.  PRO Peter Reggio and the team from the YCCS made a valiant effort to get a race off at the end of the day to no avail and the signal was made to send the fleet back to shore before the sequence could be completed.

Assotubi Mummy One still leads a talented and multinational fleet which includes four former F arr 30 World Champions and more top professionals than one can count.  The owners will be treated to dinner tonight a the YCCS and racing will resume tomorrow at 1130.

RESULTS

Italians lead after Day One of Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007 in Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo, Italy. 4th October 2007.After a few days of pre-worlds racing to get teams representing 14 nations acquainted with the weather and sea conditions off Porto Cervo, the Moby Farr 30 World Championship got of to a flying start today with three windward leewards completed under the direction of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Race Committee.

After today’s racing the overall leaderboard has Assotubi Mummyone (ITA), owned by Antonio Mingozzi and Lauro Bonora in first place followed by Yoann Richomme’s Ann Be (FRA) in second and Lorenzo Santini’s Uka Uka (Ita) in third.

DAY 1 RESULTS

“We came here looking to do well after coming second in the Italian Circuit.” Commented Bonora. “Today was a good day for us with some good starts. In the first we didn’t get off to a great start but in the second we made up for it, we started well and were always in the lead from start to finish. In the third we had a good start as well but the teams are really fierce and we ended up coming in fourth, that’s the way it goes.”

 

The first race of the day started on time at 11.35 in a south south-easterly breeze of approximately 8 knots. Cheyenne led the fleet from the off and rounded the first windward mark ahead of Day One (FRA) and Groovederci (USA). By the leeward mark Groovederci, with Bouwe Bekking calling tactics, had moved up to second but was overtaken on the second windward leg by Enfant terrible (FRA). At the second windward mark Cheyenne had increased her lead to over 30 seconds ahead of Enfant Terrible immediately followed by Groovederci: all three held their positions right up to the finish line.

 

By the start of race two the wind had picked up to approximately 12 knots and it was the turn of Assotubi Mummyone to lead the other 38 Farr30s around the marks. At the first windward mark she was followed by Bred (FRA) and Optimumm (AUS). During the leeward leg New Caledonia (FRA) moved up to second and stayed there right to the finish while a battle for third place went on between another two French boats - Bred and Ann Be - which Ann Be would ultimately win.

 

Race three started in a breeze of 11 knots which had shifted slightly right to approximately 135° and would build throughout to reach a maximum of 15 knots. Once again the crew that won the start was able to hold onto the lead for the duration: Guy Stennings Optimumm dominated in this race and was followed across the finish line by Matrix Arca TX Active (ITA) and Uka Uka.

 

Former Star Class world champion and tactician on board Enfant Terrible, Hamish Pepper, explained their varied day which got off to a promising start with a second place in the first race before they placed 30th in race two and seventh in race three to leave them in tenth pace overall. “It’s extremely close racing and every inch counts and the people that are leading are the ones that are the most consistent and they deserve to be there. In race two we had a bad start and kind of got back half way in in the first beat and then in the second beat I made a few bad decisions and got caught out with little wind and we didn’t do so well. The crew’s great, these guys have been together for a long time and they’re extremely talented sailors and it’s a Worlds competition and little mistakes cost you big-time. Tomorrow is another day.”

 

On the standard of the competition at this World Championship: “It’s always gonna be an extremely tough regatta and there are world class sailors here, fleet racers, match racers, America’s cup and Volvo Sailors and all sorts really, along with some excellent amateurs as well, so it’s a credit to the Farr30 class that it attracts such good sailors and we have such strong competition.”

 

Tomorrow’s forecast predicts similar wind conditions to today with 12-14 knots of south southeasterly breeze. Showers are likely in the afternoon.

 

Racing is scheduled to start at 11.30.

 

 

For further information, Notice of Race, Entry list etc. please visit www.yccs.it or  www.mobym30worlds.com .

 

Moby is the largest cruise-ferry company in theMediterranean and transports approximately five million passengers toSardinia,Corsica andElbaIsland every year. Its fleet, consisting of around 50 units, includes cargo vessels, supply vessels and anchor-handling tugs, all sailing under the Italian flag. Moby was founded in 1982 by Vincenzo Onorato who represents the fourth generation of an Italian ship-owning family. The 2007 edition of the Farr 30 Worlds is the second sponsored by Moby .

 

M30 – Provisional Summary Results
 
Place, Boat Name, Owner, Nation,  R1-Points
  1. ASSOTUBI MUMMYONE Mingozzi / Bonora, ITA,12, 17.00     
  2. ANN BE Yoann Rihomme, FRA,4, 19.00   
  3. UKA UKA Lorenzo Santini, ITA,9, 21.00
  4. NEW CALEDONIA Vincent Portugal, FRA,7, 22.00   
  5. MATRIX ARIA TX ACTIVE Melegari / Rinaldi, ITA,15, 29.00
  6. OPTIMUMM Guy Stening, AUS,21, 30.00   
  7. CHEYENNE Federico Strocchi, ITA,1, 30.00 
  8. BARKING MAD James B. Richardson, USA,5, 32.00    
  9. MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MAGIC Franchini \ Gasperoni \ Zaoli, ITA,25, 34.00 
 10. JOE FLY Giovanni Maspero, ITA,11, 38.00

 

 

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October 3 - Moby Farr 30 Pre Worlds

International fleet warms up for Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007 in Porto Cervo

International fleet warms up for Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007 in Porto Cervo

PRE-WORLDS FINAL RESULTS

Porto Cervo, Italy. 3rd October 2007. The 39 boats assembled in Porto Cervo for the Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007 have had an interesting few days of pre-world races on the race course off the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. Racing in the World Championship, organized by the Yacht Cub Costa Smeralda, starts tomorrow and continues through Sunday 7th October with a maximum of 11 windward-leeward races scheduled.

After two days of pre-world races in which the fleet completed four windward leeward races Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad (USA) headed the overall pre-world classification ahead of Guy Stenning’s Optimumm (AUS) and Gianluigi Serena’s Enfant Terrible (ITA), all of whom have their share of experienced sailors on board. Richardson’s decision to bring his long-time Farr 40 tactician, America’s Cup veteran Terry Hutchinson, to the Farr 30 team appears to have been a good one.

“It was a good day for us.” commented Hutchinson after the first day of racing which saw the feet complete two windward leewards of around 7 nautical miles each in approximately 8 knots of easterly breeze.

“We were just starting to practice and get a feel for things today, we have a new team for the Farr 30 and it was quite enjoyable. I don’t know that much about this class but I’d have to say from what we saw on the water today that it is very competitive. The sailors are all very competitive and I can see the class is very strong and alive and kicking here in Europe. There are some very good teams here.

Hutchinson is no stranger to Porto Cervo and is finding this week’s conditions infinitely preferable to last weeks strong mistral winds and beating rain. “I was here for the TP52 Global Championships last week and today was by far the nicest day we’ve had in the past two weeks for sailing: nice light south-easterlies, it was warm and beautiful, probably everything you’d expect from Porto Cervo at this time of year.”

Although relatively new to the Farr 30 class, Guy Stening, who heads the only Australian team competing in this World Championship, took fourth in the F30 Australian Championship this year and his crew includes Australian Olympic sailor Stephen Mc Conaghy. Calling tactics on Enfant Terrible is New Zealand’s Hamish Pepper, a former Star class world champion who has already won an F30 World Championship as xxx on Cheyenne in 2003.

Current world champion, France’s Erik Maris, was further back in the pre-world classification, sitting in 18th place but is certain to step up a gear once competition for the World Championship begins tomorrow. Other former Farr 30 world champion skippers competing in Porto Cervo are Vincenzo Onorato (2000) with Mascalzone Latino (ITA) and Claudio Recchi (2003) on Bred (FRA). Onorato is current Farr 40 World Champion and has Vasco Vascotto on tactics whereas Luna Rossa’s Francesco De Angelis is calling tactics on Bred.

De Angelis is new to the fleet but is excited about the week ahead: “This is the first time on the Farr 30s for me, it’s a fantastic fleet, a really exciting regatta, I hope the wind picks up because I think it’ll be even more exciting then. I’m just discovering the class from a technical point of view, as I said it’s my first time on this one-design, so I’m having fun and I hope we’ll have a great championship. These are all boats with strong, well-prepared teams they are all fast, so both the quantity and the quality is high here.”

Racing is scheduled to begin at 11.30 tomorrow, Thursday 4th October 2007. Tomorrow’s weather forecast gives south easterly winds of 12 to 16 knots for the afternoon with partially cloudy skies.

For further information, Notice of Race, Entry list etc. please visit www.yccs.it or www.mobym30worlds.com .

Moby is the largest cruise-ferry company in the Mediterranean and transports approximately five million passengers to Sardinia, Corsica and Elba Island every year. Its fleet, consisting of around 50 units, includes cargo vessels, supply vessels and anchor-handling tugs, all sailing under the Italian flag. Moby was founded in 1982 by Vincenzo Onorato who represents the fourth generation of an Italian ship-owning family. The 2007 edition of the Farr 30 Worlds is the second sponsored by Moby .

September 9 - Farr 30s Rip it Up Offshore

The Farr 30 Circuit came to the Sail Newport Sailing Center in Newport, Rhode Island this past weekend, and the racing consisted of 9 races, with 8 of them being contested in big waves and big breeze. 18-20 knot southerlies greeted the mostly East Coast Sailors competing in the final North American Farr 30 Circuit event for 2007 for the first day of racing on Friday. Saturday saw more wind with 18-22 knots seabreezes and similar big wave conditions to put the Fleet to the test.  It was "Around the Island" on Sunday with an 18.1 mile distance race sailed clockwise around Conanicut Island in moderate to light conditions to conclude a great weekend of racing.

FINAL RESULTS

The boat most used to these heavier conditions is Bruce Eddington's team on Southern Sun from Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia. His team from the Australian Sandringham Yacht Club tore up the race course and put a virtual picketfence of bullets sweeping the regatta will all first place finishes.  Great technique in the big breeze on the first two days and a come from behind win in the Around the Island Race on Sunday.  Southern Sun had great downwind technique and blazing upwind speed to set themselves apart from the Fleet.

The group finishing just behind Southern Sun had equally good command of the heavy air conditions with Class President Nelson Stephenson on Team Bold and Bill Lynn on Sixx fighting it out for second.  Sixx won the battle, finishing in 2nd Place overall.

The wipeout of the day on Friday was definitely the full layout sucahara in the pike position of Bodo Von der Wense's Turbo Duck from Annapolis MD. While coming down the final run of  the 3rd race on Friday solidly in second position Turbo duck got sideways on a huge wave and rounded down into a gibing broach. They gathered themselves quickly and only lost 150 yards, but that was enough to let 4 boats slip by.

Saturday brought even more wind for 4 more races in spectacular conditions for sailing a Farr 30.  The Farr 30 revels in these conditions and these top flight sailors were treated to some of the best heavy weather sailing possible.  Everyone agreed that the two days of racing in these conditions was great training for the Fleet and improved sailing skills across the fleet.

Sunday, the Fleet was treated to an Around the Island Race in much more moderate conditions.  The combination of velocity changes and variable tidal flows in that area around Newport created racing fun with many lead changes.  Ultimately Southern Sun squeeked out a come from behind win over Turbo Duck by just a few meters after 4 hours of racing.

Kattack has created race replays for the regattas.  Those are available in the Library for the free Kattack Player at www.kattack.com.

The Farr 30 Class will next sail in North America at Key West Race Week in January, 2007, following the Farr 30 Worlds to be hosted in October in Porto Cervo, Italy.

Aug 12 - Illusion capsures 2007 Great Lakes Championship

John Podmajersky and his Farr 30 Illusion took top honors at the 2007 Great Lakes Championship hosted by the Lakeside Yacht Club, in Cleveland Ohio August 10-12.

This is the 3rd consecutive year that Illusion and her crew have come out on top in Cleveland. The three-day event consisted of 11 races in breezes from the 4-12 knot range, producing frequent wind shifts, and tough tactical conditions. PRO Jim Tidgemeyer and his Race Committee did a great job in the shifty conditions, several course changes and tight race management allowed for 10 races in the first 2 days of the event. The event host, Lakeside Yacht Club did a fantastic job, making the fleet feel truly welcome, with a great environment, social events, and terrific menu.

As usual in the Farr 30 fleet the competition was intense with the fleet converging at each mark rounding and only a few minutes separating the fleet at the finish. “I love sailing the Farr 30”, said John Podmajersky “the boat has such great feel and feedback, and attracts so many top notch sailors.”

Tactician, Max Skelley commented, “the racing is very exciting, the Farr 30 is a tactically demanding boat and these shifty conditions really put a tactician to the test.”

Bruce Eddington’s Australian team aboard Southern Sun finished 2nd and Nelson Stephenson’s Team BOLD was 3rd.

Illusion is powered by Ullman Skelley Sails of Havre de Grace, Maryland, her crew consists of Max Skelley of Ullman Skelley Sails, Jim Barnash, Scott Kulp, Nan and Jason Walker, Cynthia West, and John Podmajersky.

Final Results
Boat Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 total
1 Illusion John Podmajersky 2 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 19
2 Southern Sun Bruce Eddington 5 4 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 4 3 27
3 Team BOLD Nelson Stephenson 1 2 3 1 6 4 4 6 7 2 5 41
4 Black Seal Kevin Young 3 8 4 6 3 2 3 7 4 8 1 49
5 Adrenalin Jeff Maludy 8 5 5 7 5 7 5 5 3 5 4 59
6 Uprising Chuck Wright 4 6 10q 4 4 8 7 3 5 7 6 64
7 Snooker Brant Russell 9 7 6 5 8 6 6 4 6 3 8 68
8 The Red Boat John Vermuelen 7 9 7 10f 7 5 8 8 8 6 7 82
9 Mummy Geoff Brown 6 3 4.5 8 9 10s 10s 10s 10s 10s 10s 90.5

 



August 11 - Illusion continues to lead Farr 30 Great Lakes Championship

After two days and ten races, John Podmajersky's Illusion has stretched out to a seven point lead over Bruce Eddington's Southern Sun. Scoring only top three finishes, Illusion has proved to be the class of the field.

Nelson Stephenson's Team Boldrounds out the medal posititons.  Three races are scheduled tomorrow for the eight remaining Farr 30's.  After a pre start collision in race three on Friday, Geoff Brown's Mummy suffered damages that prevented them from racing in the final two days of the regatta.

The fleet has enjoyed great racing and fantastic hospitality at the Lakeside Yacht Club.  Event organizers Kevin and Seth You ng along with PRO Jim Titgemeyer have been able to provide the competiors with 10 great races on a timely schedule followed by great food and rousing social events.

Day 2 Results
Boat Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 total
1 Illusion John Podmajersky 2 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 1 1 17
2 Southern Sun Bruce Eddington 5 4 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 4 24
3 Team BOLD Nelson Stephenson 1 2 3 1 6 4 4 6 7 2 36
4 Black Seal Kevin Young 3 8 4 6 3 2 3 7 4 8 48
5 Adrenalin Jeff Maludy 8 5 5 7 5 7 5 5 3 5 55
6 Uprising Chuck Wright 4 6 10q 4 4 8 7 3 5 7 58
7 Snooker Brant Russell 9 7 6 5 8 6 6 4 6 3 60
8 The Red Boat John Vermuelen 7 9 7 10f 7 5 8 8 8 6 75
9 Mummy Geoff Brown 6 3 4.5 8 9 10s 10s 10s 10s 10s 80.5

August 10 - Illusion leads after day 1 of Farr 30 Great Lakes Championship

Cleveland, Ohio - August 10, 2007

After five races on the first day of the 2007 Farr 30 Great lakes Championship, John Podmajersky's Illusion has opened up a four point lead on the rest of the fleet.  Podmajerky's team showed remarkable consistency in posting no finishes outside of the top three all day.  The regatta is by no means over however, with Nelson Stephenson's Team Bold and Bruce Eddington's Southern Sun close behind.

 

2007 Farr 30 Great Lakes Championship
Lakeside YC, Cleveland, OH
August 10-12
Day 1 Results
Boat Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 total
1 Illusion John Podmajersky 2 1 2 3 1 9
2 Team BOLD Nelson Stephenson 1 2 3 1 6 13
3 Southern Sun Bruce Eddington 5 4 1 2 2 14
4 Black Seal Kevin Young 3 8 4 6 3 24
5 Uprising Chuck Wright 4 6 10q 4 4 28
6 Adrenalin Jeff Maludy 8 5 5 7 5 30
7 Mummy Geoff Brown 6 3 4.5 8 9 30.5
8 Snooker Brant Russell 9 7 6 5 8 35
9 The Red Boat John Vermuelen 7 9 7 10f 7 40

Five more races are scheduled for Saturday and four are scheduled for Sunday.  Conditions on Friday ranged from 5-12 knots with seas 1 to 3 feet.  the Lakeside Yacht Club put on a fantastic pasta dinner for all competitors.  First warning on Saturday, August 11 is scheduled for 1000.

Sept 21 -International fleet heads to Porto Cervo for the Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007

Porto Cervo, Italy. 21st September 2007. Entries for the Moby Farr 30 World Championship 2007 are approaching record levels with 44 boats enrolled to date. The event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), will take place in Porto Cervo from 1st to 7th October with the participants--currently from 15 nations--doing battle in windward-leeward races on the renowned regatta course off the north-eastern coast of Sardinia.

This is the 11th edition of the Farr 30 World Championships and the third time the event has been held in Italy. The record for participants is 45, which was reached at the 2001 Championship held in Cagliari, Sardinia, yet with any last minute additions for the 2007 event, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda could very well blaze a new record.

Current World Champion Erik Maris will be present aboard Twins (FRA) to defend his title against entrants from Australia, Estonia, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and USA. Among the 15-strong Italian contingent will be Federico Strocchi’s Cheyenne, winner of the Italian Farr 30 Circuit 2007. Cheyenne will be up against strong competition from Matrix Arca TX Active, owned by Luigi Melegari and Gianmarco Rinaldi, with America’s Cup Veteran Tommaso Chieffi calling tactics.

Farr 30 one-design racing is notoriously competitive and sailors to watch will also include reigning Farr 40 World Champion and former Farr 30 World Champion (2000) Vincenzo Onorato with his Mascalzone Latino (ITA) and American Deneen Demourkas, who placed sixth behind Maris at last year’s Farr 30 Worlds, with her boat Groovederci. Jim Richardson, President of the Farr 40 class, will also compete with his Barking Mad alongside Terry Hutchinson, America’s Cup tactician and former J24 World Champion.

Many of the Italian boats have just completed an event at nearby Porto Rafaele and have had a chance to come to grips with conditions off Porto Cervo, but the Pre-World competition scheduled to take place on 2nd and 3rd October should iron out any advantage the home teams may have gained.

“The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is delighted to be able to close our sailing season at Porto Cervo, in this our 40th Anniversary year, with a World Championship of this calibre,” affirmed YCCS Commodore Gianfranco Alberini. “With so many top-class sailors coming to our shores we expect a week of racing that will be not only very intense but also a great deal of fun.”

The first F30 was launched in August 1995 and 12 years on more than 200 boats have been built. The boat was designed with simplicity, speed and, above all, fun sailing in mind. The size of the fleet due to assemble in Porto Cervo is a reflection of the Farr 30’s popularity and their ability to provide great racing for both amateur and professional sailors.

For further information, Notice of Race, Entry list etc. please visit www.yccs.it or www.mumm30.org.The Live Site www.mobym30worlds.com will be active from 1st October onwards for all details of the event.

Final results of the 2007 Sperry Top-Sider Annapolis NOOD

April 29, 2007

Congratulations to Kevin Young and his Black Seal team for capturing the 2007 Sperry Top Sider Annapolis NOOD.

Division: Farr 30 (10 boats) (top)

 

Pos Bow/Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 3 Total
Points
Pos
1 320 Black Seal Kevin Young 2 2 4 8.00 1
2 65 Barking Mad James Richardson 7 1 1 9.00 2
3 683 Turbo Duck Bodo & Nick von der Wense 1 5 3 9.00 3
4 706 Groovederci Deneen Demourkas 6 3 2 11.00 4
5 41 Nanuk Donald Zucker 3 4 5 12.00 5
6 34 Blockade Runner Bruce Bingman 4 6 7 17.00 6
7 40 Seabiscuit Dorsey Owings 9/TLE 8 6 23.00 7
8 32 Mulligan Jim Geddes Gordan Fronk 9/TLE 7 8 24.00 8
9 NED 7179 Whispers 5 Geoff Stagg 5 11/DNC 11/DNC 27.00 9
10 316 TeamBOLD Nelson Stephenson 11/DNC 11/DNC 11/DNC 33.00 10

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2005-2008
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 2

Information is provisional and subject to modification


Principal Race Officer: Chip Thayer
Jury Chair: Chris Petracco

March 28 - New Rule Interpretations

The Management group has issued five new rule interpretations.

44.  Is it permissible to replace the original headsail luff groove device with a Harken Carbo Foil?

Yes.  As per class rules 3.4, 27.1, the management group may permit the change.  The headsail foil may be replaced with Harken Carbo Foil, part number 7000.12, provided the extrusion is cut to exactly eleven meters.

45.  Is it permissible to replace two blocks on the mainsheet fine tune with ratchet blocks?

Yes.  According to Class Rule 3.4.  The mainsheet fine tune blocks may be the original block, Lewmar part #29900211, Lewmar's equivalent replacement, part # 29901321, or the 40mm Smartratchet, Ronstan Part # RF 42100.

46.  Is it permissible to display advertising on the mast?

No.  Advertising may only be displayed where specifically allowed in Class Rule 2.6.1.

47.  Is it permissible to rig a trolley system on the boom for the spinnaker pole using shock cord?

No.  As per Class Rule 3.4 the modification shall not be permitted.

48.  Is it permissible to rig a shock cord retainer for the mast head spinnaker halyard?

Yes.  As per rules 3.4, 10.3, 19.11, 19.14, the addition will be permitted provided all halyards are rigged and used as originally intended.

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March 15 - Moby Farr 30 World Championship dates announced

Porto Cervo, Italy. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda together with the International Farr 30 Class Association have announced the dates for the 2007 Moby Farr 30 World Championship. The regatta, organized by the YCCS in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, will take place from 1st to 7th October including two days of Pre-Worlds racing on the same Sardinian regatta course.

The Moby Farr 30 World Championships will be the culmination of an intense season of racing and celebrations for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda which commemorates its 40th anniversary in 2007.   The Farr 30 class will be no less active in a 2007 which sees the fleet competing in regattas in the USA, Australia and Europe.

One competitor to watch will surely be Frenchman Erik Maris, current holder of the world title, and his Twins team. With the list of previous world champions including names such as Vincenzo Onorato (ITA), Mike Law (GBR) and Ed Collins (GBR), the combination of outstanding sailors, high performance one design yachts, and the world class race course off the north-eastern coast of Sardinia will make for some exciting competition.

“The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is delighted to close our 2007 sporting calendar with a top-class event such as the Moby Farr 30 World Championship,” commented YCCS Commodore Gianfranco Alberini. “The Farr 30 is a growing, active class, and after last year’s Worlds in Miami, USA, we are pleased to welcome the fleet back to the Mediterranean for their 2007 championship.”

“The Farr 30 class couldn’t be happier to head to Porto Cervo for its world championship this year,” states Geoff Stagg of the Farr 30 management group.  “We are extremely fortunate to have the support of top notch organizations like the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Moby. In this, the International Sailing Federation’s centenary year, we are looking forward to a fantastic Moby Farr 30 World Championship.”

For further information please visit www.yccs.it or www.mumm30.org

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2007 Workforce Marine Australian Farr 30 Championship

Hat trick for Eddington at the Farr 30 Australian Championship

February 4, 2007

After three days of racing on the Palm Beach Circle off Barrenjoey Head, Victorian Bruce Eddington and his team on K2 have won their third successive Farr 30 Australian Champion title.

The final day of racing and the 11 boat fleet was held under postponement for an hour and a half while the race committee waited for the breeze to fill in enough to get a race away.  In a eight knot east sou’east breeze with flat seas the fleet headed off.

Eddington and his team again won race eight of the series to wrapped up the title, his second regatta win two weeks having won the Farr 30 class at the Acura Key West Race Week in Florida in late January.

Crossing the line just 11 seconds after K2 was class newcomer Guy Stening’s Optimumm who have proved themselves over the last three days.  Optimumm was previously KATO which won this event last year with Eddington at the helm.  Newcastle local team Tow Truck steered by owner Anthony Paterson slipped across the line to take third place for the first race of the day.

“We’re thrilled to have won this event for the third time”, commented Eddington.  “To win back to back regattas has been tough but we have enjoyed the challenges and racing against our Australian class members.  Who knows what next year will bring, the fleet is developing in depth and numbers which is great to see”.

Sydney based boat David Price’s Bitter and Twisted started to improve on their earlier regatta results to move up to seventh over the line on two races during the last two days.  “We are having a lot of fun and enjoying racing with the class”, said Price who sails out of Drummoyne Sailing Club.

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club race committee sent the fleet on a final race but with a drop race allowed K2 had the title sewn up.  This left Chris Tillett’s Port Dock Ginja, Chris Way’s Way Cool Racing, Tow Truck and Optimumm to fight it out for the remaining two places on the podium.

On the two laps for the last time and Way Cool Racing dominated the race to take the gun and second overall for the regatta.  Western Australian Steve Hindmarsh’s London Calling had a fantastic race to finish in second place for their best result of the regatta.

“We chartered this boat to race in this event and have put a lot of work into getting ready to race.  The team did a terrific job over the three days and to drop a fifth place is pretty pleasing”, remarked Way after racing.

Optimumm rounded out the top three for the final race and to take the boat of the day flag but missed out on the overall podium by half a point.  "It's been a great event to start off racing with the class and we are looking forward to more class racing across Australia", commented Stening after his first time racing with the Farr 30 class.

Completing the top three boats overall was the South Australian team on Port Dock Ginja.  All three of the top placed skippers have won the Farr 30 Australian Champion title over the past six years.

“We had a great time racing with the class and I hope it continues to grow and we can race against a similar size or larger fleet next year.  These boats are a lot of fun and make for really tight class racing” said Tillett.

The Farr 30 class would like to thank Workforce Marine for their ongoing support of the class and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club for hosting the event.

Final Results:

Boat Name Skipper Total R9 R8 R7 R6 R5 R4 R3 R2 R1
1 K2 B Eddington (SYC) VIC 13 [12.00] 1 2 4 1 2 1 1 1
2 Way Cool Racing C Way/G Couell (RPAYC) 19 1 5 3 1 2 3 2 [5.00] 2
3 Port Dock Ginja C Tillett (CYCSA) SA 24 4 4 1 2 3 [6.00] 3 4 3
4 Optimumm G Stening (RSYS) NSW 24.5 3 2 4 3 [5.00] 1 4.5 3 4
5 Tow Truck A Paterson (LMYC) 34 5 3 6 5 4 4 [7.00] 2 5
6 Mumbles C Loel (RQYS) QLD 48 6 6 5 6 6 7 6 6 [10.00]
7 London Calling S Hindmarsh (RPYC) WA 56 2 9 8 8 8 8 [9.00] 7 6
8 Rumbo G Holbert (PSYC) NSW 59.5 7 10 9 7 9 5 4.5 [12.00] 8
9 Synergy A Douglas (RQYS) QLD 71 9 [11.00] 10 10 7 9 8 9 9
10 Immigrant J Paul (PCSC) QLD 72 10 8 [11.00] 9 10 10 10 8 7
11 Bitter & Twisted D Price (DSC) NSW 76 8 7 7 11 11 11 11 10 [11.00]

Sam Crichton
Farr 30 Australia

Media Release- Farr 30 Australia

January 28 2007

Eddington keen to defend his Workforce Marine Farr 30 Australian Champion title

In five days 11 Farr 30 teams representing New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia will be fighting it out for the title of 2007 Workforce Marine Farr 30 Australian Champion.  The three days of racing will be conducted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on the Palm Beach Circle, located off Sydney's famous Palm Beach, over February 2-4.

Returning to defend his title will be 2006 Workforce Marine Farr 30 Australian Champion, Victorian Bruce Eddington.  Eddington won back to back Farr 30 Australian championships in 2005 and 2006 and will be aiming for a hat trick in 2007.

“We are really looking forward to coming back to race for a third title on the run but it wont be easy.  The fleet this year is very strong with Chris Tillett from South Australia, the Holbert brothers and  Chris Way and Geoff Couell.  The fleet in Australia is definitely building in numbers and strength”, remarked Eddington after his recent win in the Farr 30  fleet at the Acura Key West Race Week in the USA.  Eddington beat previous Farr 30 European Champion Peter de Ridder’s Mean Machine on a count back.

Also lining up again for a crack at the title will be Port Stephens brothers Guy and Clark Holbert with Rumbo, Queenslander Alex Douglas and his team on Synergy and New South Wales combination of Chris Way and Geoff Couell on Way Cool Racing and Colin Loel's Mumbles.

Competing for the first time with the Farr 30 class is Western Australian Steve Hindmarsh steering London Calling and local owner Guy Stening and his team on Optimumm.

“I previously had a sports boat called Short Circuit which we raced successfully and placed third in the 2006 AUDI regatta on Sydney Harbour.  The Farr 30 is a natural progression and is one of the fastest 30 foot one design classes around.  I like that it has a strong international fleet both in the USA and Europe and the class here is building”, commented Stening.

Joining the one design fleet will be well known offshore Farr 30 campaigner Anthony Paterson’s Tow Truck from Newcastle.  Racing as part of the Tow Truck crew will be a number of Paterson’s regular offshore crew including Brett Filby and Richard Howard.

“We’ve placed on the podium in previous class Australian Championships and are hoping to repeat the performance” said Newcastle local Filby.

2007 Workforce Marine Farr 30 Australian Champion Entry list:

 

Boat Name Skipper State
Bitter & Twisted David Price NSW
Immigrant Janet/Jeff Paul QLD
K2 Bruce Eddington VIC
London Calling Steven Hindmarsh WA
Mumbles Colin Loel NSW
Optimumm Guy Stening NSW
Port Dock Ginja Chris Tillett SA
Rumbo Guy/Clark Holbert NSW
Synergy Alex Douglas QLD
Tow Truck Anthony Paterson NSW
Way Cool Racing Chris Way/Geoff Couell NSW

For more information please check the class website at www.mumm30.org or contact Sam Crichton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it    or ph +61 (0)407 63 64 16

Acura Key West 2007

Photos of the event are available at www.boatpix.com

Day 1:

Key West, FL - Conditions at Key West could not be better for sailboat racing right now.  Under sunny skies at 75 degrees, 10 Farr 30s have just completed the first race at Acura Key West 2007.  The wind has been steady at 12 to 15 knots.

At the finish of race 1In a close fought battle, Armando Giulietti's Calvi / Hiroshi edged Nelson Stephenson's Team BOLD to capture the gun in the first race of the series.  Bodo von der Wense's Turbo Duckcrossed the line third followed by Bruce Eddington's Southern Sun, Peter deRidder's Mean Machine,  and Deneen Demourkas' Groovederci.

In Race 2, Calvi / Hiroshicompleted the day 1 sweep and opened a 6 point lead over Groovederci, Mean Machine and Southern Sun, who are all tied for second.  The fleet remained very tight throughout the day, indicatiing that many changes are in store for the rest of the week.  Here are the unofficial day 1 results:

Day 2:
Nelson Stephenson's Team Bold came back from a disappointing eigth place in yestrerday's second race to take the gun in race three, leading wire to wire.  Deneen Demourkas' Groovederci and Geoff Brown's Mummy started the race strong onteh laeft side of the course, but wind shifts at the top af the first beat left them rounding int he middle of the pack.  Theoughout the race, the wind shifted right as the Easterly breeke filled in over the course.

While the light conditions persisted in Key West, the Farr 30 fleet continued to be close and unpredictable in race four.  Bruce Eddington's Southern Sun finally broke it's string of fourth place finishes to take the bullet and move up to second place overall, just three points behind Armando Giulietti's Hiroshi, which scored its worst finish of the event thus far with a sixth.  Team Bold scored a fourth to secure third place, barely ahead of Mean Machine, Groovederci, and Turbo Duck.

With six teams separated by only seven points, the Mumm30 fleet is proving to be the most competitive fleet at Acura Key West 2007.  Stay tuned!

Day 3:

The wind is moderate and shifty for day three of Acura Key West 2007 and the results in the Farr 30 class remain unpredictable.  Bodo von der Wense's Turbo Duck has taken the gun in race number five to vault from sixth to second overall, edging peter de Ridder's Mean Machine by virtue of a tie breaker.  Strong Performances were registered in race number 5 by Kevin Young's Black Seal team in third and the Chick/ Elam / Diemand syndicate's USA 41 in fifth.  Armando Giulietti's Calvi / Hiroshi still holds the overall lead with a tight back close behind.

In race six, Bruce Eddington's Southern Sun again closed out the day with a bullet and moved back into second place overall.  After three days of racing, only two points separate the top three boats.

After racing, a protest was held and Calvi / Hiroshi was disqualified from race 5, Opening the door for Southern Sun to take the overall lead

Day 4:

Shifty conditions and forieign dominance carry through to day 4 of Acura Key West 2007.  After a second and a first on Thursday, overnight leader Souther Sun has stretched to a four point lead going into the final race on Friday.  Thursday's boat of the day winner nkows that it still has to perform at it's best.  "Tomorrow is a big day as we know anything can happen in sailboat racing," states owner Bruce Eddington.  The other two podium spots are currently held by Peter de Ridder's Mean Machine of the Netherlands and Armando Giulietti's  Calvi/Hiroshi of Italy.

French team on Twins new World Champions

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Erik Maris and his crew on Twins crowned new World Champions.

December 2, 2006 ( Miami Beach , FL) It was a picture perfect day for sailboat racing off South Beach for the final race of the Farr 30 World Championship.   Erik Maris and his crew on Twins are the new World Champions, won in convincing style.   It is his first ever World Championship title, and the team “convinced” him to take the obligatory victory swim in the harbor after getting doused with Champagne Mumm on the dock.   His strategy going into the day was to, “do what we know how to do, and we’ll be ok.   The race that won it for us was yesterday when we were OCS and came back to 11th.  Our tactician was awesome, he’s a 470 sailor, and the whole crew did a great job, they deserve this.”

A gentle easterly breeze rolled across the course at 8-10 knots and filled in by the last leg of the race to 10-12 knots.  A four leg course with 1.75 mile legs was set. Twins had a clean, conservative start mid line, and was off, reaching the top mark in first place and extending their lead for their victory laps around the course and across the finish line.   Seven boats pushed the envelope and were called over the line early, including podium contenders Groovederci and Mean Machine.  A collision between Groovederci and Glory at the first leeward mark forced both boats to retire from the race, moving Groovederci into sixth overall.   Mean Machine sailed their way to a 12th place finish, for a fourth overall in the series.

Second placed boat Foreign Affair sailed a clean last race as well.   Owner Richard Perini said, “The French guys sailed a good series.   We just sailed our own race today, and protected our second place.”  Newcomer to the fleet Tom Lihan moved into third place on the podium, “We really had a good time.  We love the boat.  It’s like sailing a big dinghy.   We’ll be in Miami for the North American Championship in March.”

The next Farr 30 World Championship will be in Porto Cervo, Italy on October 3-6, 2007.

See www.mumm30.org for full results.    Mark roundings and individual race results are being updated from the water daily.    Contact Renee Mehl 410 703 9560 for further information.

Thanks to sponsors Champagne Mumm, North Sails, Lewmar, APS, Slam; partners Avalon/Majestic Hotels, Monty’s Raw Bar, S & S Mobile Marina and Miami Beach Marina; suppliers Coral Reef Sailing Apparel and the Storm Trysail Club Race Committee.

Final Results

 

Twins    Erik Maris                                 5, 2, 3, 7, 9, 1, 2, 9, 11, 1 -  50 pts

Foreign Affair  Richard Perini                   4, 12, 9, 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 7, 7-  61 pts

Sixx  Tom Lihan                                     2, 4, 6, 23, 1, 15, 4, 1, 1, 8 - 65 pts

Mean Machine Peter de Ridder               1, 3, 10, 11, 6, 10, 8, 12, 2,12 - 75 pts

Cheyenne  Frederico Strocchi                 3, 10, 8.5(avg), 14, 11, 6, 17, 3, 4, 4 -  80.5 pt

Farr 30 Worlds Day 3

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French holding five point lead over Australians, with American team moving into third

December 1, 2006 (Miami Beach, FL)   In a day of changing conditions, American boats Groovederci and Sixx excelled, both posted single digit finishes in all three races to creep up the leaderboard.   Deneen Demourkas’ Groovederci led the fleet around the course in the first race and Tom Lihan’s Sixx took the next two bullets to get winner of the day with six points.   Early regatta leaders Mammy! were back in the hunt today as well, working their way into the top ten for the first two races.

 

It was a difficult day to be consistent.  Big leftover seas and wind in the 16-18 knot range greeted competitors in the morning, fading to 8-10 knots in the afternoon.   When the wind died and seas flattened out for the last race of the day, seven boats were called OCS, including the top two boats.   As a testament to their skill they fought their way back through the fleet for top third finishes.  Wind direction was fairly steady from the southwest with course axis of 145 for all three races.   Crews had a roller coaster ride upwind with big waves and still some good surfing early in the day.

 

With only eight points separating the top four boats and much lighter winds predicted tomorrow, the leaders are intent are on capturing the Royal Canadian Yacht Club silver bowl.  It will be a real battle and the title is far from decided.

 

See www.mumm30.org for full results.    Mark roundings and individual race results are being updated from the water daily.    Contact Renee Mehl 410 703 9560 for further information.

 

Thanks to sponsors Champagne Mumm, North Sails, Lewmar, APS, Slam, partners Avalon/Majestic Hotels, Monty’s Raw Bar, S & S Mobile Marina and Miami Beach Marina and suppliers Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.

 

Preliminary Results (protests pending)

 

Twins    Erik Maris                                 5, 2, 3, 7, 9, 1, 2, 9, 11   49 pts

Foreign Affair  Richard Perini                   4, 12, 9, 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 7  54 pts

Groovederci  Deneen Demourkas             7, 8, 2, 5, 16, 8, 1, 5, 3    55 pts

Sixx  Tom Lihan                                     2, 4, 6, 24, 1, 15, 4, 1, 1  57 pts

Mean Machine Peter de Ridder               1, 3, 10, 11, 6, 10, 8, 12, 2  63 pts

French team lead Farr 30 Worlds

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Twins moves into the lead on a lumpy, squally day of upsets.

November 30, 2006 ( Miami Beach , FL )    Erik Maris ’ Twins from France sailed into the lead after a second day of consistent sailing.    Their finishes of 7, 9, and 1 put them in the lead.  Their final race was textbook.   They had a nice, clean start, clear air and tacked early to cross the fleet and never looked back.   Twins’ tactician Philippe Gildas said, “Today the sea was quite rough, for the tactician it is not so easy.  With no discard you have to be very careful and not make mistakes, such as OCS or hitting the mark”.   Foreign Affair had a stellar day as well, moving into second place with a 1, 2, 4 day.  Richard Perini’s Australian team reveled in the big surf.   “We feel more confident when the breeze is up,” explained strategist Michael Dunstan, who summed up their success,   “The crew worked hard all day, we had exceptional boat speed and picked good lanes”.

 

Easterly winds ranged from 16-18 knots, with a few stronger puffs early in the day and lulls under the big black clouds rolling in from offshore.   Bigger waves and “liquid sunshine” were the order of the day with ominous looking big black clouds dumping rain across the course, rinsing off the salt water at least temporarily, finished off with a rainbow over South Beach .

 

Nine boats were over the line early in the first race of the day, including top ten placed Sixx, Barking Mad and Cheyenne .     Tom Ritter’s Tramp from Detroit pulled to the front of the pack early in the race and led three quarters of the way around.  Foreign Affair snuck past them just before the last run to capture the lead, followed by Tramp then Luigi Melegari’s Matrix from Italy .

 

Fort Lauderdale sailor Tom Lihan on Sixx was back on form for Race 5 of the series.  It was a clean start, a little lighter breeze and full speed ahead from the locals who were first to the weather mark and defended their lead for the rest of that race.   He had a tougher time the next race when he approached the first weather mark on port tack and couldn’t clear the mark, but recovered well to get a 15.

 

It was an up and down day for many of the sailors and tomorrow will likely see more changes in the leaderboard with wind predicted to get lighter throughout the day.    Changing gears will be paramount to keep consistent results.   The top ten boats are extremely competitive and the regatta is only half over, with four races remaining in the series.

 

See www.mumm30.org for full results.    Mark roundings and individual race results are being updated from the water daily.    Contact Renee Mehl 410 703 9560 for further information.

 

Thanks to sponsors Champagne Mumm, North Sails, Lewmar, APS, Slam, partners Avalon/Majestic Hotels, Monty’s Raw Bar, S & S Mobile Marina and Miami Beach Marina and suppliers Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.

 

Preliminary Results (protests pending)

 

Twins    Erik Maris                                 5, 2, 3, 7, 9, 1  -  27 pts

Foreign Affair  Richard Perini                   4, 12, 9, 1, 2, 4 -  32 pts

Mean Machine Peter de Ridder               1, 3, 10, 11, 6, 10 - 41 pts

Groovederci  Deneen Demourkas             7, 8, 2, 5, 16, 8 - 46 pts

Sixx  Tom Lihan                                     2, 4, 6, 24, 1, 15  - 52 pts

Farr 30 Worlds Day 1

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Irish team on Mammy! lead at Farr 30 Worlds after three races on a perfect sailing day.

November 29, 2006 ( Miami Beach , FL )    Opening day of the Farr 30 World Championship had picture perfect conditions.   Sailors on 30 boats from nine countries were treated to Florida sunshine, good breeze and some great surfing waves.   All races were four leg windward-leeward races, with 1.75 mile legs.    The easterly wind ranged from 14-20 knots, starting out light in the morning and building during the day, with stronger puffs on the left, backing slightly early afternoon.

Everyone got out of the blocks without mishap for the first race of the day.  Winds were lighter inshore at the start, building at the top mark out closer toward the Gulf Stream .  Peter de Ridder’s trademark hot pink spinnaker on the Dutch entry Mean Machine was the first to pop around the top mark, followed closely by local Fort Lauderdale sailor Tom Lihan on his newly acquired boat, Sixx.   The Italian team on Cheyenne was next, then Class President Nelson Stephenson on Team BOLD and the Australians on Foreign Affair.      Mean Machine and Sixx rounded the gate together, with de Ridder going right and Lihan going left before consolidating up the left.   They match raced the second half of the beat with Mean Machine in the lead clamping a tight cover on their competition.   The Dutch team stretched their lead on the run for a convincing win.

 

The natives were restless on the second race and a string of bow numbers were called over in an individual recall.  The breeze built to 16-18 knots and the surf was up – giving a great ride downwind for all and causing some carnage for others.    Diarmuid Foley’s Mammy! from Ireland had a clean start and good direction from tactician Robert Greenhalgh to stay at the top of the fleet around the course and a dramatic win as they caught a wave and surfed past the French team on Twins at the finish line.     Jonathon McDonagh’s Champosa were the first causality at the weather mark when a nearby boat rounded up into their leeward side, causing them to retire.  Cheyenne had a similar experience at the second weather mark.     Glory, chartered by John Buchan, was damaged after the finish of the race in a three boat broaching collision.    Red protest flags were fluttering and the radio crackled with reports called in.

 

Wind velocity increased slightly more for the final race of the day.   Helmsmen weren’t quite so anxious at the start and the “all clear” was given.    Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad led around the course, with Deneen and John Demourkas’ Groovederci in close pursuit, shadowed by Twins and Mammy!     The Irish demonstrated their surfing skills again with a repeat performance sliding past Barking Mad and Groovederci to get their second bullet of the day.  They top the leader board for the first day of racing, followed by Twins with equal points.    Diarmuid Foley attributed their success to, “conservative starts, good speed upwind and staying out of trouble”.   His tactician Robert Greenhalgh added, “We were just trying to go as fast as we could, and got lucky in that last race”.   Erik Maris on Twins summed up the day, “We love Miami .  The sailing is fantastic and the conditions are perfect for this boat”.

 

See www.mumm30.org for full results.    Mark roundings and individual race results are being updated from the water daily.    Contact Renee Mehl 410 703 9560 for further information.

 

Thanks to sponsors Champagne Mumm, North Sails, Lewmar, APS, Slam, partners Avalon/Majestic Hotels, Monty’s Raw Bar, S & S Mobile Marina and Miami Beach Marina and suppliers Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.

 

Preliminary Results (protests pending)

 

Mammy!   Diarmuid Foley                       8          1          1          10

Twins    Erik Maris                                  5          2          3          10

Sixx  Tom Lihan                                     2          4          6          12

Mean Machine  Peter de Ridder              1          3          10         14

Groovederci  Deneen Demourkas 7          8          2          17

Hall Spars Quickvang is Approved as the Currenty Supplied Boom Vang

After a long search, the Farr 30 class association has chosen the Hall Spars Quickvang to replace the discontinued Spinlock Vang that has been used previously.  While the Spinlock vang is still approved for use in all class events, Hall has created this new vang for fitting on newly constructed boats and for replacement of older vangs on existing boats.

More information on the new Hall Spars Quickvang


Ian Burman Added as Farr 30 Class Coordinator

Stagg Yachts is pleased to announce the addition of new team member Ian Burman to our staff.

Ian’s primary responsibility is to organize the Farr 30 Class.   He is an accomplished small boat sailor who raced 420s for his high school and was on the Georgetown University sailing team.

“Ian ran the Severn Sailing Association junior program in Annapolis for a number of years and turned it into the most successful on the Bay. He has sailed extensively on the Farr 30 and we are lucky to have him on our team”, stated Geoff Stagg

Ian’s first project is finalizing details and organizing the upcoming Farr 30 World Championship in Miami Beach on November 29-December 2.   Thirty to thirty-five boats are expected and it is shaping up to be a great event in one of the best sailing venues on the East Coast.     Ian will also coordinate the international racing calendar; handle technical issues, website design and updates, sail button distribution and North American annual revalidations.

“Having competed in a few Farr 30 events this summer and fall, I’m really excited to become a part of this great class.  The competition is top notch and the design of the boat is timeless.  In the Farr 30 class, you can compete in all conditions against the best competition in the world, while having a great time.  In the coming years, I see more and more people getting involved in the one design class racing,”  enthused Burman on his recent appointment.

Parts List Update

The Farr 30 Deck Package has been updated with new Lewmar part numbers to replace discontinued items and adds to the complete list of parts that are Class Legal.  Class Legal parts are found in Diagram 101, and the various updates to the Deck Package at the following links:

New Lewmar Deck Package Update

Diagram 101

Deck Package as Supplied to Ovington and DK Yachts

Deck Hardware Part Number Update (including Ronstan)

 

If you need replacement parts before any of this winter's events, visit our newest class sponsor, Annapolis Performance Sailing for special pricing for Farr 30 Owners.

Pegasus wins 2006 North American Championship by a nose

Two heavyweights entered the arena on Saturday, having earned the right to spar for the 2006 Farr 30 North American Championship.  Foreign Affair and Team Pegasus began the day with a one point lead favoring Foreign Affair.  The arena was a perfect race course with two races contested in 16-20 knots of wind with 1.25 mile courses, perfectly laid by Principle Race Officer Barbara Gamache and her crack Race Committee team.

Team Pegasus sailed strongly to two second place finishes to Foreign Affairs 5th in the first race and a race win in the final race.  Team Pegasus accomplished a one point victory over Foreign Affair.   The Pegasus victory resulted from a battle in the last race with their second place in the final race coming down to the final surf as they approached the finish with Turbo Duck, with Pegasus finishing just inches ahead of the charging Turbo Duck.

Turbo Duck had the best day on Saturday with a 1st in Race 9 and a 3rd in Race 10, to move from 7th to 4th Place overall.  Team Krav Maga finished 5th overall with TeamBOLD and Illusion having difficult days on the Race course to finish 6th and 7th overall.

Barking Mad's 3rd place finish at the MumFarr 30 NAs resulted in a Series win in the 2006 Great Lakes Championship  Series combining with their victory at Toronto Nood Regatta  Second Place in the Great Lakes Championship Series went to Notorious and 3rd Place went to Illusion.

The Farr 30 North American Championship was a great warm-up for the 2006 World Championship to be held in Miami Beach, Florida November 29-December 2, 2006.  A large international fleet is expected to contest for the coveted Mumm  30 World Championship and great One Design racing is expected, a standard enjoyed by all Farr 30 owners.

Special thanks to Roger Gamache Associates and Ameriprise for sponsoring the 2006  Farr 30 North American Championship.  The  Macatawa Bay Yacht Club opened its facilities to the Farr 30 Class and provided a spectacular racing venue and perfect sailing conditions in winds that were generally 14 knots or higher for most of the racing.  The final day was in wind from 18-22 knots, producing spectacular Farr 30 Racing.  All the boats were well sailed and the Fleet was treated to the very best of Lake Michigan conditions.

 

Thursday Day 1 Results 4 Races Completed - Click Here

Practice Day Report, Full Entry List and Weather Report - click here

Notice of Race and Entry Form - click here

Final Results - Click Here

Illusion Wins Farr 30 NA Circuit Event in Cleveland; TeamBOLD Tops Overall 2006 NA Circuit Series

August 13

Lakeside Yacht Club, Cleveland OH – Lake Erie served up a wide range of conditions from blustery to calming down for just enough wind to get around the course for a total of 11 races over the three day weekend.   John Podmajersky’s Illusion won the regatta by one point in this competitive 12 boat fleet.  

Cleveland Results

North American Circuit

Team Krav Maga won the first day with an impressive two bullets, followed by Podmajersky with two seconds.   Gusty conditions  up to 25 knots and steep seas prevented more than two races the first day.    Racing was fast and furious on Saturday in a light breeze that built to 15 knots.   The race committee ran six short courses that kept everyone moving at full speed.    Crews were kept ashore until almost noon on the final day waiting for the wind to build enough fto get  another three short courses off.  In addition to some great racing, Lakeside served up a fun event, with crew dinners and friendly Midwest hospitality.

The Cleveland regatta ends the 2006 North American Circuit, comprised of Acura Key West Race Week, Annapolis NOOD, Jimmy Fund Regatta and Cleveland.   Nelson Stephenson and his crew on TeamBOLD topped the leader board when scores from their best three out of the four events were added up.

Next up is the North American Championship in Holland, Michigan on September 20-24.

2007 International Calendar of Events

The preliminary schedule for 2007 is here!

 

 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

October 1-7 Moby Farr 30 World Championship Porto Cervo, Italy

NORTH AMERICA
Date Circuit Event Location
Jan. 15-19 NA Acura Key West 2007 Key West, FL results
March 8-11 Acura Miami Grand Prix - NAs Miami, FL results
April 27-29 NA Annapolis NOOD Annapolis, MD results
June 1-3 One Design Regatta Cedar Point, CT
July 6-8 NA/GL Lake Erie Championship Cleveland, OH
Aug. 10-12 NA/GL Great Lakes Championship Cleveland, OH
Sept. 8-9 NA Jimmy Fund Regatta Newport, RI

EUROPE
Date Circuit Event Location
Feb. 2-4 FRA Primo Cup Monaco results
March 23-25 FRA Massilia Mono Cup Marseilles, FRA results
Mar 30-Apr 1 ITA Italian Circuit #1 Rimini, ITA results
April 6-9 FRA Spi Ouest La Trinite Sur Mer, FRA results
April 20-22 ITA Italian Circuit #2 Marina di Ravenna, ITA results
May 4-8 FRA Gran Prix Atalantique Pornichet, FRA results
May 25-27 ITA Italian Circuit #3 Venezia, ITA
June 4-10 ITA Settimana del Gavitello Punta Ala, ITA
June 6-10 Open Farr 30 European Cup Deauville, FRA
June 28-July 28 FRA Tour de France a la Voile France
Sept. 22-29 FRA La Route des Iles Marseilles, FRA

 

AUSTRALIA

Feb. 2-4 Australian Championship Pittswater, NSW results

 



Eddington wins the Workforce Marine Farr 30 2006 Australian Championship

The Workforce Marine Farr 30 Australian Championship has been won by Victorian Bruce Eddington and his crew on Kato after three days of racing on the Palm Beach Circle off Barrenjoey Head this weekend. Conducted by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club the eight boats sailed eight races to crown this year's winner.

Sailing consistently well and with only one finish outside the top two places, Eddington successfully defended his Farr 30 National Champion title to win back to back titles. Chris Way's Way Cool Racing from Sydney secured second place with Stuart Bancroft's London Calling, part of the New South Wales contingent, completing the podium places on a count back from Guy Holbert's Rumbo.

"It's been great to race against our one design class colleagues over the last three days and to be able to win back to back titles as well," commented Eddington.

The fleet experienced a variety of conditions over the three days with Saturday presenting top breezes for the regatta of 18 knots. Friday had the fleet waiting under postponement until the breeze filled in from the nor'east at 15 knots providing the fleet with some great racing. Sunday's racing started out in a light nor easter which eventually died and the fleet waited patiently for nearly two hours before the breeze swung to the south at 12 knots for the final race of the series to be sailed.

Day one of racing and from the start of the event Eddington made his intentions clear by winning the first of the eight races sailed. Tasmania's Steve Harrison crossed the line in second with Port Stephens brothers Guy and Clarke Holbert finishing in third. Race two and Eddington repeated his previous result with Stuart Bancroft's London Calling and Chris Way's Way Cool Racing rounding out the top three. Eddington finished off the day as he started with the gun as he crossed in first with Bancroft and Way swapping finishing positions.

The second day of racing was nearly a mirror image for Eddington and his crew with two firsts and a second. Alex Douglas from Queensland and his crew on Synergy improved on their day one results to finish up with a third and two sixth places.

Sunday and the final two races tested everyone with the lightest race of the event mixing up the places after the course was shortened. Denis Thomas's Awarua, named after the street he grew up in in New Zealand, moved from sixth to third for his best result in the event.

Enjoying the class one design racing there is a positive outlook for this strong international one design class within Australia and a lot more class racing to come. With 16 boats in Australia at the moment and the west coast boats enjoying racing at Geographe Bay Race Week in Western Australia, the class hopes to see even more states represented at class regattas in the future.

"To have boats from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania at this event has been great. Everyone has enjoyed the class racing and looks forward to more of it over the next twelve months," commented title sponsor representative Stuart Broom.

The Farr 30 Nationals are part of the planned 2006 -07 schedule of racing for the class with other one design class racing events planned over the next 12 months.

Workforce Marine Farr 30 Australian Championship Final Results
1. Kato, B.Eddington (VIC), 8
2. Way Cool Racing, C.Way (NSW), 13
3. London Calling, S.Bancroft (NSW), 24
4. Rumbo, G.Holbert (NSW), 24
5. Oedipus Complex, S.Harrison (TAS), 38
6. Synergy, A.Douglas (QLD), 39
7. Mumbles, C.Loel (QLD), 42
8. Awarua, D.Thomas (NSW), 49

For more information please check the class website at www.mumm30.org or contact Sam Crichton at \n // -->This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or ph +61 (0)407 63 64 16

2006 Key West Race Week, Daily Regatta Reports, TeamBOLD

As posted on the Cedar Point Yacht Club Web Page, Edited for the Farr 30 Web Page and reproduced here with their permission.

Final Report - TeamBOLD Wins Farr 30 Class!

TeamBOLD accumulated 7 Race wins for the series our of 9 races and added two 3rd place finishes in races 7 and 8, creating a picket fence with a gate! TeamBOLD had a score line of thirteen points for the Regatta. Turbo Duck came second for the week with 26 points and Black Seal (who sailed a very good regatta) was third overall with 32 points. Groovederci, who won the day on Friday with 3 points, came 4th overall with 40 points. Groovederci also was awarded boat of the day on Friday, a great honor for the Farr 30 Class.

TeamBOLD was crowned the 2005 North American Champion at the awards ceremony, winning the "Irish" Cup, established in recognition of Dave Irish, one of the Founding Owners of the Farr 30 Class and the first Farr 30 Class President.

Back at our Team house, the traditional Magnum of Mumm Champagne was sprayed and consumed. Both Nelson and Brian Bissell were thrown into the pool, compliments of the very happy TeamBOLD crew.

To say that TeamBOLD had an amazing week is simple an understatement. KWRW-2006 was the stuff of dreams and capped 8 years of hard work. The Farr 30 Class is highly competitive and some will say that our win looked easy. Each race win was hard fought and wins were created with quality crew work and good tactical decisions. This week TeamBOLD simply had it all going on and brought our "A" game which was good enough to do something very unusual, to dominate a Farr 30 Regatta. We really enjoyed the racing in heavy air, the windiest KWRW on record and were able to maintain boat speed, height and control throughout the week. Higher and faster upwind and lower and faster downwind created our winning score line.

TeamBOLD has great respect for all of the Farr 30 Owners and Crew that sailed so well at Key West Race Week. Whether the teams finished on the podium or simply completed the Regatta, as all Farr 30 Teams did, they should all be proud of their effort and the seamanship they exhibited. They have all done our Class a great service by competing so well in the conditions we faced at Key West Race Week. Respect to All.

In addition to Owner/Helmsman Nelson Stephenson. TeamBOLD crew included Brian "the Missile" Bissell our tactician and mainsheet trimmer, Aaron Serinis on Jib Trim, Brian ("Woody")Wood on Spinnaker Trim, Matt Schubert in the pit (and doing a great job all week with passing wind information from the rail) and long-time bowman Nate Frizzell handling his job with ease in very difficult conditions.

A tip of our hats to our Sponsor, US SAILING AUTHENTIC COLLECTION and Doug Metchick of Penfield Marketing for believing in TeamBOLD.

No report could be complete without a tip of the hat to Anthony Kotoun, my Sailing coach and tactician for the past 4 years. Anthony has graduated to the big boat league following his 2005 World Championship victory in the J24 Fleet and his North American Championships in the J24 Class and the Laser Radial. Anthony was aboard Hissar at KWRW as tactician with Brad Read as Helmsman. - As reported submitted by Nelson Stephenson, TeamBOLD from Key West Race Week


Day 5 - TeamBOLD Wins Farr 30 Class!

January 22, 2006, Key West, Florida--TeamBOLD came to the starting line on Friday with an 11 point lead in an 11 boat Fleet, expecting only one race. The Division 1 Race Committee, headed by Peter "Luigi" Reggio, of America's Cup Fame, threw a curve ball, announcing 2 races. Racing Conditions were close to perfect and Peter was on a mission to complete all 9 races in the series for Division 1. The day would be longer than expected and two races threw an element of uncertainty about sealing the deal at KWRW 2006.

Wind conditions were again brisk with about 22 knots and heavy, sloppy waves. TeamBOLD got off the line safely in Race 8, although Turbo Duck engaged us immediately, luffing us hard on the starting line. We bailed to the right side of the course and picked up a 15 degree righty that made us the lead boat. As we worked our way out to the right side, a small lefty came in, improving the position of Groovederci and Turbo Duck. We tacked on the lay line and it immediately became clear the we were heading into a very close rounding......the goal now was to sail smart and not foul. Within the two boat length circle we were one length below lay line and Groovederci and Turbo Duck were coming from the left with good speed, barely crossing us to lead around the mark. TeamBOLD ducked both boats even though we were starboard and tacked twice to round safely in third.

The downwind leg (see helicopter shot above by © Tim Wilkes) saw boat speed of 14-16 knots and a gybing duel with Groovederci and Turbo Duck. At the downwind mark, Groovederci rounded even with TeamBOLD and we had both left Turbo behind by about 3 boat lengths......great racing in perfect conditions...... Groovederci held on for their first Race Win with Turbo slipping in for a 2nd, establishing a lead on Black Seal for the series.

The second race (Race 9) began in "only" about 16 knots and TeamBOLD got off to another safe start, immediately tacking to port and towards the favored right side of the course. Groovederci came right with us but Turbo Duck was match racing Black Seal up the left side of the course for 2nd and 3rd place in the Series. Groovederci came to the top mark slightly ahead with TeamBOLD approaching the mark on starboard and a tight lay line call. Groovederci crossed about 1 boat length ahead and continued on for a few boat lengths before tacking to the mark, slightly over stood.

It is hard to explain to someone how good a Farr 30 can feel, but with the speed and height we have had this week, we were able to head up a few degrees with speed and made the mark, despite the thin lay line call. Groovederci fell in behind and rounded just behind TeamBOLD. The gybing duel downwind was intense, with TeamBOLD gaining an inside rounding at the favored left gate mark with Groovederci rounding the closer, but unfavored, right gate mark. TeamBOLD continued out to the right side of the course with Groovederci following closely but unable to maintain speed and height. As we approached our upwind mark the RC hoisted code Flag "S", signaling a shortened course and the end of the final race of the Series. TeamBOLD crossed the finish line about 4 boat lengths ahead of Groovederci and won the final race of the Series, an exclamation mark for a great series..

TeamBOLD accumulated 7 Race wins for the series our of 9 races and added two 3rd place finishes in races 7 and 8, creating a picket fence with a gate! TeamBOLD had a score line of thirteen points for the Regatta. Turbo Duck came second for the week with 26 points and Black Seal (who sailed a very good regatta) was third overall with 32 points. Groovederci, who won the day on Friday with 3 points, came 4th overall with 40 points. Groovederci also was awarded boat of the day on Friday, a great honor for the Farr 30 Class. - As reported by Nelson Stephenson, TeamBOLD from 2006 Key West Race Week


Day 4 - TeamBOLD Survives and Prospers!

January 20, 2006, Key West, Florida--On Thursday TeamBOLD entered the day with 5 straight race wins but only a 9 point lead over Turbo Duck and Black Seal. The first race began in 22-24 knots of wind with higher gusts. TeamBOLD got off the line well but then rounded 2nd to Groovederci, last year's Farr 30 North American Championship winner at KWRW. On the downwind run we gybed away to port, passed Groovederci and powered our way upwind to a commanding lead at the downwind mark. The rest of the race was simply keeping the boat upright and moving in the big waves and puffy breeze, resulting in two more very fast legs and a 6th straight race win for TeamBOLD.

This has been the windiest KWRW on record and the Farr 30s have had a great event. Unlike the Melges 32 Owners who decided, in a Class Press Release, not to race in over 22 knots. They have mostly missed 2 days of racing this week and for a new boat that has been most surprising. People come to KWRW to race and not to sit on the dock while others race.

The afternoon race (race 7) began in 20 knots. TeamBOLD and Black Seal decided to use a #3 jib with Groovederci and Turbo Duck electing to use the #2 jib. The first beat was quite a battle with Black Seal banging the left side of the course hard and TeamBOLD conservatively taking the middle of the course, closely covering Turbo and Groovederci. At the top mark the wind had fallen to just under 17 knots and TeamBOLD rounded 4th. By the end of the first downwind leg TeamBOLD had changed its jib and caught Groovederci who rounded the favored right mark. TeamBOLD rounded the left mark and extended on port tack, immediately being advantaged by a 20 degree right shift. That dropped Groovederci to 4th and rapidly closed the gap with Black Seal and Turbo Duck. A furious tacking duel ensued with TeamBOLD sandwiched between Turbo Duck and Groovederci. By the end of the leg, TeamBOLD had almost caught Turbo Duck and had completely passed and then covered Groovederci for third place in Race 7. This was a great win by Black Seal who has worked hard to become one of the top boats in 2006.

Unfortunately, that meant that TeamBOLD's string of race wins had come to an end. TeamBOLD tied with Black Seal for the day and lost the tie breaker with Black Seal winning the last race of the Thursday 2 race set. 2nd Place was good enough once we learned that TeamBOLD had picked up another 2 points on Turbo Duck and that Black Seal and Turbo were now tied with a lot to race for on Friday. The amazing thing about the 2nd race on Thursday is that the 17-20 knots of wind speed made for incredibly calm and easy racing. After the heavy weather we have seen this week, the lower wind ranges felt truly benign.

Tomorrow is Friday, the final day of KWRW 2006. The weather forecast promises wind speeds over 20 knots and lots of potential for great racing. TeamBOLD is now 11 points ahead of Turbo and Black Seal, who are tied for 2nd place with Black Seal currently winning the tiebreaker. Should be great racing on Friday and there is always a chance that they will try to get in 2 races. We expect to do well tomorrow based on our performance this week. If successful, TeamBOLD will have finally won a KWRW Event after 8 prior attempts and a best KWRW finish in the Farr 30 Class of 2nd in 2004 and a 3rd in 2005. This regatta also determines the North American Championship; More on that on Friday night...I hope to be able to make a good final report. - As reported by Nelson Stephenson from 2006 Key West Race Week


Day 3 - TeamBOLD Continues Win Streak!

January 19, 2006. Today was the roughest weather day of the week with winds in the starting area of 25 knots and puffs and gusts well above 30 knots. TeamBOLD came to the starting line with 5 straight wins and a goal to simply sail, have fun and come back unbroken in conditions that would test the Farr 30 Fleet. TeamBOLD got off the line towards the middle of the starting line and had good speed, drag racing Turbo Duck and Groovederci to the left side of the course. Groovederci and TeamBOLD hooked up for a good match race and Turbo Duck punched out a bit, going a bit farther left than the rest. Black Seal and USA 14 (chartered by a J-105 Owner) looked good in the middle but eventually the left side won out.

Turbo Duck rounded about 2 boat lengths ahead of TeamBOLD and we rounded about 3 boat lengths ahead of Groovederci with the rest of the Farr 30 Fleet close on our heels.

Turbo Duck launched their masthead spinnaker in winds over 30 knots and both TeamBOLD and Groovederci launched Fractional spinnakers. Turbo Duck flew with the Masthead up but TeamBOLD sailed a slightly higher angle and worked the waves hard, surfing down each wave to maintain and inside overlap on Turbo Duck. We watched Turbo Duck prepare to gybe but they were hit by a puff which our wind instruments said was 33 knots. Our boat speed at that point was 21 knots and Turbo Duck was going a bit faster. Turbo Duck's crew went forward to begin the gybe and that buried their bow which tripped up on the next short wave, slowing the boat slightly and then spinning slowly out under the power of the masthead kite. It was like watching things happen in slow motion.

That left TeamBOLD in the lead with Groovederci about 5 lengths behind. TeamBOLD gybed the fractional spinnaker onto port gybe as Groovederci spun out behind us trying to gybe to match TeamBOLD's boat handling. With both Turbo Duck and Groovederci spinning out, TeamBOLD dropped the spinnaker and jib reached into the mark. In all the extreme action and avoiding the other boats (Swann 45s coming upwind). The angle to the mark had gotten extreme. Dropping the spinnakers was the right decision to allow the Farr 30 Fleet to safely pick its way through the Farr 40s that were now rounding the downwind mark.

Both Turbo Duck and Groovederci recovered quickly and followed TeamBOLD to the downwind mark, all on a screaming jib reach. After the rounding, TeamBOLD covered both TurboDuck and Groovederci tack for tack in some of the wildest wind and sea conditions we have seen in a few years. As we approached the upwind mark with TeamBOLD ahead by about 4 boat lengths, the RC signaled shortened course and no Code Flag Romeo flying. This would be the end of a wild but exhilarating day that produced TeamBOLD's 5th straight Race Win. Wednesday's win goes to the crew who handled the boat like champions in very difficult conditions.

When we returned to the dock we found that the Melges 32 Fleet had decided not to race in winds over 25 mph and had issued a press release to that effect. Their Owners decided jointly not to stress the gear or the equipment or risk injury to crew as they are all just learning their new boats. You have to respect their decision but that is unfortunate for a new Class.

There is simply no way to describe the extreme rush that comes from sailing a Farr 30 in big breeze. The sail plan depowers perfectly. With proper sail selection and good crew work, the boat is safe and seaworthy. Even in spinnaker broaches the boat handles well and the recovery is not that difficult for a skilled crew. After 10 years of racing together there is a great deal of trust among the Farr 30 Owners and the Farr 30 Fleet relishes our experiences in big breeze. - As reported by Nelson Stephenson, TeamBOLD from 2006 Key West Race Week.


Day 2 - TeamBOLD Wins Two More!

January 18, 2006 IF possible, today, Day 2 at KWRW, was an even better day than Day 1. The Farr 30 Class completed two more races and TeamBOLD has a "picket fence" working in the Farr 30 Class with two more race wins on Tuesday.

Wind was up this morning....blowing 24-28 knots as we left the dock. Race 3 of the series began on time with winds in the 22 knot range with puffs and gusts to 28 knots. TeamBOLD got an average start but our boat speed kept us in the hunt, rounding the top mark in 2nd. We had decided to fly the fractional spinnaker due to higher wind speeds and a desire to keep the boat upright. That worked out well when the first boat rounded, launched a mast head spinnaker and promptly wiped out in a spectacular broach. TeamBOLD completed the leg with commanding control and the fractional kite flying, with almost all other Farr 30s wiping out one or more times during the race. Control was the difference as TeamBOLD cruised to an impressive race win. Race 4 was sailed in a moderating breeze with wind speeds in the high teens and puff/gusts into the low 20's. TeamBOLD flew the masthead spinnaker and had excellent downwind speed. Out best start of the series saw us win the RC boat position for Race 4and we motored off into a commanding lead and finished the race with a 10 boat length lead. Speed and height against the other boats was again, impressive.

Keeping the boat under control was at a premium today and resulted in two more race wins for TeamBOLD, adding to our record from the first day. Second Place boat Turbo Duck was 2nd in both races and now has 11 points. Black Seal added 2 Thirds today and now has 12 points. Tomorrow will be breeze on again with even more wind than Tuesday. Should be another great day of racing in the Farr 30 Fleet. There was lots of carnage today on each of the race courses, with many spinnakers destroyed and poles broken. A few boats on other Divisions lost rigs today in the high wind and rough sea conditions. We have heard that 4 of the 8 Melges 32 declined to race today, citing not enough experience in the new Class. The Farr 30s held up fine and everyone handled their boats well in difficult conditions.

2006 KWRW is a true survival test for many of these boats on circles other than Division 1. The Farr 40s, Swann 45s and Farr 30s are all well sailed and we are having a blast. On TeamBOLD, we relish the higher wind ranges and look forward to more of the same (and more) on Wednesday. - As reported by Nelson Stephenson, TeamBOLD from 2006 Key West Race Week


Day 1 - TeamBOLD had a great first day at 2006 KWRW.

Our start in Race One was not that great, in fact, third row. But we were able to sail through the Fleet with really good boat speed and exceptional tactics. We were 4th at the top mark in Race 1 and then passed everyone on the 2nd upwind leg after rounding the unfavored gate mark at the 1st downwind rounding. Then, we held on to the finish for the Race One Win. The race was sailed in 7-11 knots with a building breeze. Trying conditions but TeamBOLD seems fast this week.

Race 2 was a much better start for TeamBOLD and we used superior boat speed and good course management to get off ahead and were able to stay there, extending our lead on every leg.

Race 2 began in about 10 knots of breeze and ended up with about 16 knots of wind to make for a great finish of a spectacular day of Farr 30 Racing.

Basically, TeamBOLD had a great practice day on Sunday following no practice on Saturday due to 35 knots of wind. In fact, no one left the dock, preferring to preserve the assets for Race Week. Brian Bissell used our great speed and used exceptional course management on Monday to create to wins in a very competitive Fleet. That adds up to nothing more than a good start with a great first day but lots of racing left. - As reported by Nelson Stephenson, TeamBOLD from 2006 Key West Race Week

Annapolis NOOD Recap

I have just returned back from the excellent Annapolis NOOD regatta where we had awesome racing, tons of current and 6 different race winners in 7 races. The only two timer was Jim Richardson and his Barking Mad crew.

At this event we had 7 Great Lakes boats that attended and of those 4 of us won a race! Congrats to Illusion for winning race 1, Tramp for race 3, Team Krav Maga for race 5 and USA 41 for race 6. We also had 4 boats in the top 10 with Tom Ritter and crew aboard Tramp taking the regatta overall by a comfortable 6 points over Dan Cheresh and Team Krav Maga. Illusion had a tough last day and dropped to 6th and Black Seal with the Young family finishing 8th.

I would say quite a great showing for the Great Lakes. We did miss a bunch of you and we hope to start hearing who is going to be attending which events in the near future. Next up is Toronto NOOD where Kevin Brown is working hard at making our stay in the great white north as easy as possible. I hope to get Kevin to pipe in with regatta plans and I am sure that he would appreciate knowing who is in and/or what he can do to get you there!

We are hoping to attract some of the East Coaster's and I will be in contact with Nelson to sort that out over the next few days. Unfortunately neither DC nor I could make the owners meetings the other night as we were stuck on the new boat getting the engine and electronics sorted out for the next day. So we missed a chance to talk up the GL fleet and our events there. Maybe one of those that did attend can give us a brief run down of what happened.

Anyway, just wanted to touch base and give you a heads up on what happened. Congrats to Tom and Tramp for a great regatta looking forward to seeing you all on the race course in the very near future, remember Canadian beer is better! Cheers

Tac Boston

 

Results: Sailing World NOOD

 

Chase Boat Commentary

by Nick von der Wense Nick von der Wense (TurboDuck), suffering through his shoulder injury, has posted full Annapolis NOOD chase boat commentary through an RSS feed and on Itunes. See http://sputnikvdw.audioblog.com/rss/racer_chaser.xml for the RSS feed or access the audio through Itunes searching for Racer Chaser. The RSS feed can be easily accessed through Google reader, a free service.

SoCal Racing 2010

Farr 30 Class Association
Southern California Fleet Captain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calendar of Events 2010

Regatta High Point Series (Series Will Be Best 5 of 8)

Date

Event

 Results

  Photos

 Location

Feb 20 - 21 SCYA Midwinters *

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CYC
April 17 - 18 Ahmanson Cup

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NHYC
May 1 - 2 Yachting Cup

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SDYC
June 5- 6 Cal Race Week

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CYC
June 25 - 27 Long Beach Race Week

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LBYC
July 30 --31 Santa Barbara to King Harbor

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SBYC
Aug 28 - 29 Harris Series

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CYC
Sept 11 One Design

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KHYC

* Event calendar is actively maintained- dates, locations and results will be posted as they become available*

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Chesapeake Racing 2010

Farr 30 Class Association
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Calendar of Events 2010 

Date

Event

 Results

 Photos

Location

April 25 NASS Spring Race

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April 30 - May 2 Annapolis NOOD

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Annapolis, MD
July 16 EYC Solomons Island Race

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July 18 - 20 Screwpile Regatta

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September 4 -6   CBYRA Race Week

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September 11 NASS Race to Oxford

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Great Lakes Racing 2010

Farr 30 Class Association
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Calendar of Events 2010 

Date

Event

 Results

 Photos

Location

July 30 - Aug 1  The Lakes Championship

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Buffalo, New York

* Event calendar is actively maintained- dates, locations and results will be posted as they become available*

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2009 Regatta Results

Date Event Results Location
January 19-23 Acura Key West 2009 RESULTS Key West, FL, USA
Feb 21-22 SCYA Midwinters RESULTS CYC, CA, USA
March 20-22 Australian Championship RESULTS
March 28-29 Harken VARC Opener Regatta RESULTS Vancouver, BC, Canada
April 4-5 Italian Spring Contest RESULTS Porto Verde, Italy
April 18-19 Ahmanson Cup RESULTS NHYC
April 24-26 Annapolis NOOD - US National Championship RESULTS Annapolis, MD, USA
April 30 - May 3 Italian National Championship RESULTS Cattolica, Italy
May 30-31 Cal Race Week RESULTS CYC
June 21-26 Block Island Race Week - East Coast Championship RESULTS Block Island, RI, USA
July 25-26 Youngstown Level Regatta- Great Lakes Championship RESULTS Youngstown, Ohio, USA
September 5-7 North American Championship RESULTS Annapolis, MD, USA
Sept 12-13 Martin Marine Deep Cove Regatta RESULTS Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sept 26-27 Thunderbird Marine Supplies Howe Sound Regatta RESULTS Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oct 24-25 Lewmar VARC Closer Regatta RESULTS Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008 Farr 30 North American Championship Results

2008 Farr 30 North American Championship
Newport, RI, USA
August 22-24, 2008

 Series Standing - 7 races scored

Final Results
Regatta results saved: Sunday, August 24, 2008 3:27:38 PM EDT

Division: Farr 30 (7 boats) (top)

Pos Sail Boat Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Points
Pos
1 USA 706 Groovederci Deneen Demourkas 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 11.00 1
2 USA 55 Illusion John Podmajersky 3 2 1 4 1 4 2 17.00 2
3 USA 683 Turbo Duck Bodo & Nick von der Wense 2 3 3 1 3 1 4 17.00 3
4 USA 27 Kaizen Moise Solomon 5 4 5 5 5 3 3 30.00 4
5 USA 691 Adrenalin Jeff Maludy 4 5 4 3 4 5 5 30.00 5
6 USA 21 Just Plain Nutz Norm & Jack Dean 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 43.00 6
7 USA 47 Venturesome Bob Zannetti 8/DNF 7 7 7 7 6 7 49.00 7

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2005-2008

Information is provisional and subject to modification


Principal Race Officer: Peter Reggio
Jury Chair: Tom Duggan

Optimum Captures the Victory at the 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta

In a thrilling conclusion to the 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta that saw the top three boats all converge together on the finish of the last race with the title in the balance, Guy Stening's Optimum from Australia edged out john Podmajersky's Illusion and Jim Richardson's Barking Mad to take the gun in the final race and the victory in the regatta.

Barking Mad, with America's Cup veteran Terry Hutchinson on tactics, lead after day 1 with a strong 3,1,1 scoreline and looked poised to run away with the event until Illusion came with strong finishes on the second day to move into the overall lead.

Stening's team began the final day in third place, but still well within striking distance of the leaders.  After two bullets to start the day, the team from Sydney found itself tied with Illusion for first and three points ahead of Barking Mad with only one race remaining.  Podmajersky's team took an early lead in the final race and seemed to be cruising to a victory until gear failures and the speed of the Australians leveled the playing field and set up an exiting duel to the finish.  At the line, Stening's team barely edged out the competition to claim the overall victory.

The teams in Newport experienced a fantastic opportunity to train for the upcoming North American and World Championships, which will also be held in Newport.  For complete results...

Series Standing - 9 races scored

 

Information is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results saved: Sunday, July 13, 2008 3:31:11 PM EDT

 

Division: Farr 30 (5 boats) (top)

 

Pos Sail Boat Skipper Hometown 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
Points
Pos
1 7151 Optimum Stening, Guy North Sydney, NSW, AUS 2 2 4 3 1 3 1 1 1 18.00 1
2 55 Illusion Podmajersky, John Chicago, IL 1 4 3 1 2 1 3 2 3 20.00 2
3 65 Barking Mad Richardson, James Boston, MA 3 1 1 2 3 5 2 3 2 22.00 3
4 27 Kaizen Scott Baker, Moise Solomon Chelmsford, MA 4 3 2 5 5 2 5 5 5 36.00 4
5 691 Adrenalin Maludy, Jeff Toledo, OH 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 39.00 5

Notes

(1) Scoring System is ISAF Low Point 2005-2008
(2) Time limit expired (TLE) penalty is: Finishers plus 1

Jim Murrell's Huckleberry 2 is named Boat of the Week at Long Beach Race Week

The action in the Southern California Farr 30 fleet is heating up and event organizers can't help but noticing.  In the most recent regatta, Long Beach Race Week, Jim Murrell's Huckleberry 2 finished with 19 points, just one ahead of both Rhonda Tolar's Wild Thing and Monica and Skip Skipwith's Clockwork.  The tight action in the Farr 30 fleet led to Huckleberry 2 being declared as "Boat of the Week."  For complete results and more information on the event, go to www.lbrw.org.

Huckleberry 2 leads Clockwork around the mark - David McBride photo

For Farr 30Results...

Place
#
Boat Name Owner
R 1
R 2
R 3
R 4
R 5
R 6
R 7
Total
1
15 Huckleberry2 Jim Murrell
3
3
1
1
2
4
5
19
2
14 Wild Thing Rhonda Tolar
2
4
2
7 dsq
1
1
3
20
3
17 ClockWork Monica/Marc Skipwith
5
2
4
2
3
3
1
20
4
52 Frequent Flyer Dave Powers/Dick Schmidt
1
7 dsq
3
3
5
2
2
23
5
20 Babe Doug Steele
4
1
5
4
4
5
4
27
6
59 Cuvee Caliente Ray and Cheryl Mahaffey
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
7 dnc
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WAVES Regatta Results 2008

Royal Vancouver Yacht ClubResults are final as of Sunday

Farr 30 Class

 

Sailed:5, Discards:0, To count:5, Entries:5, Scoring system:Appendix A
Place Helm Boat SailNo Club Home Town Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total Net Notes
1 Hamilton, Andrew Through 18 RVanYC Vancouver 1.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 OCS 1.0 10.0 10.0
2 Davidson, Don Cyenet 49 WVYC West Vancouver 4.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 4.0 16.0 16.0
3 Sutcliffe, David Kinetic IV 64 RVanYC North Vancouver 3.0 2.0 2.0 6.0 OCS 3.0 16.0 16.0
4 Alban, Richard Spiny Norman 3003 WVYC West Vancouver 2.0 3.0 5.0 6.0 OCS 2.0 18.0 18.0
5 Duess, James and Horst M Power 63 WVYC North Vancouver 5.0 5.0 4.0 6.0 OCS 5.0 25.0 25.0

June 8 -Perfect Racing Conditions for the final day 3 of the OneDesign Regatta

The Farr 30 Class kicked off the OneDesign Regatta into high gear on Friday 6/7/08. Paul Iffland and his RC ream popped off 4 square w/l 4 races in light air. Mark roundings were close with some having the entire fleet within a 2 minutes spread. Multiple lead changes occurred on most legs of the day. At days end, competitors enjoyed a CPYC style home cooked southern meal of barbeque pork, chicken and salmon prepared by Vice Commdore Nelson Stephenson. In addition, competitors enjoyed the Kattack replay of their races, tracked by individual transponders on each boat. Allen Clark, of photoboat had a slide show going of the days close action as well.

Day 2 was tough for racers with light air that challenged all. The RC served up 3 w/l 4 races for the Farr 30 and Level 72 classes. The J105 and J30 classes were given 2 races. At the conclusion of racing there was a lobster dinner and party featuring CPYCs own house band.

Day 3 was pefect sailing weather; sunny and 7 - 12 knots. The racers were anxious to getgoing and were on the course going up and down the wind prior to the arrival of the RC. Racing commenced on schedule with the first warning signal at 1100 am. Four races for the Farr 30s and three races in each of the other classes were held.  The racing was tight and the day turned some fortunes around for the the leaders. Everything was wrapped up on the water around 3 PM and all boats were tied up when a thunderstorm hit as the awards were being given out.

For Results:

Cedar Point Yacht Club

2008 CPYC OneDesign 2008Regatta

June 6, 7 & 8, 2008

Farr 30 Class Series Summary - Final

Pl - Sail #; Skipper; From; Boat Name: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - T

1 - USA6; Lawrence Dickie; Greenwich, CT; Sixx: 4, 4, 5, 3, 3, 2, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 - 33

2 - USA316; Stephenson, Nel / Rick Swann; Fairfield, CT; BOLD: 5, 1, 3, 2, 2, 9\DSQ, 3, 2, 1, 3, 4 - 35

3 - USA683; Bodo & Nick Von der Wense; Wayne, PA; turbo duck: 1, 2, 1, 6, 9\RAF, 1, 1, 4, 3, 6, 2 - 36

4 - USA55; John Podmayersky; Chicago, IL; Illusion: 2, 5, 6, 7, 4, 3, 6, 1, 4, 2, 3 - 43

5 - USA27; Scott Baker / Moise Solomon; Chester, CT; Kaizen: 7, 3, 4, 1, 1, 4, 4, 6, 7, 4, 5 - 46

6 - USA630; Brian Connolly; Brookfield, CT; Siren: 3, 6, 2, 4, 6, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7, 8 - 58

7 - USA21; Cameron &  Norm Dean; Pleasant Valley, NY; Just Plain Nutz: 6, 7, 7, 5, 5, 7, 2, 7, 6, 5, 6, - 63

8 - USA47; Bob Zanetti; Weston, CT; Venturesome: 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7 - 84

2008 Cal Race Week Results

Cal Race Week 2
Results Through Race 5

Final Results
Series Date: 5/31/2008
Results Date: 6/1/2008 18:38:41

M 30 Number of Entrants: 7
Place Sail#
Bow#
Boat Name
Skipper Name
BoatType
Club
1 2 3 4 5 Total
Points
1
14
Wild Thing
Rhonda Tolar
Farr 30
BCYC
1 1 2 4 1 9
2
17
Clockwork
Marc/Monica Skipwith
Farr 30
CYC
6 4 1 2 2 15
3
52
Frequent Flyer
Powers/ Schmidt
Farr 30
CYC
4 2 7 1 3 17
4
59
Cuvee Caliente
Ray & Cheryl Mahaffey
Farr 30
CYC
2 5 6 3 4 20
5
15
Huckleberry 2
Jim Murrell
Farr 30
KHYC
5 3 5 5 5 23
6
20
Babe
Doug Steele
Farr 30
CYC
3 6 4 7 6 26
7
61
Habanero
Mark Rosene
Farr 30
BYC
7 7 3 6 7

2008 Deauville Week Results

Groupe Farr 30 (MUM) après 11 courses (dont 10 retenues.)

1: "Nouvelle Caledonie", Bernard Mallaret ( / Yacht Club de Mauguio Carnon) 27 points (Détail courses : 1,11,1,4,1,3,5,7,3,1,1,)
2: "Elcimai - Ville de Marseille", Dimitri/chris Deruelle/ponthieu ( / Y C de la Pointe Rouge) 37 points (Détail courses : 6,7,9,3,6,1,1,1,4,4,4,)
3: "Courrier Dunkerque", Daniel Souben ( / Societe des Regates de Vannes) 41 points (Détail courses : 7,9,10,1,7,2,2,2,1,2,8,)
4: "Batisseurs du Morbihan", Nicolas Pauchet ( / Centre Nautique de Lorient) 48 points (Détail courses : 4,4,5,6,10,7,8,4,2,3,5,)
5: "Tender To Rapetous", Romain Gibon ( / Societe des Regates du Havre) 49 points (Détail courses : 2,3,2,2,5,11,9,6,5,5,10,)
6: "Cotes D'armor Bleu", Mickael Aveline ( / Centre Nautique de St Cast) 54 points (Détail courses : 3,6,4,9,4,6,4,9,7,9,2,)
7: "Manche / Basse Normandie", Cedric Chateau ( / C V St Aubin les Elbeuf) 58.5 points (Détail courses : 8,1,6,10,9,8,3,5,6,6,6,)
8: "Cotes D'armor Vert", Elodie Fauve ( / B N Ile Grande) 63 points (Détail courses : 11,2,3,5,8,10,7,8,10,7,3,)
9: "Val-Thorens", Lucas Millieret ( / Club Nautique Voile Aix les Bains) 64 points (Détail courses : 5,8,11,8,2,4,11,3,8,8,7,)
10: "Bred", Sylvain Chtounder ( / Club Nautique de Port Miou) 79 points (Détail courses : 9,10,7,DNF ,3,5,6,10,9,11,9,)
11: "Saint-Malo Purflo Team Snbsm", Eric Mordret ( / S N Baie de St Malo) 91.5 points (Détail courses : 10,5,8,7,11,8,10,11,DNS ,10,11,)

2008 Grand Prix Atlantique Results

Classement général provisoire 2008


Pl Pts Bateau Skipper C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6
1 9 ELCIMAÏ - VILLE DE MARSEILLE Dimitri DERUELLE 1 1 4 1 2 5
2 17 MANCHE - BASSE NORMANDIE Cédric CHATEAU 2 11 3 5 1 6
3 25 COURRIER DUNKERQUE Daniel SOUBEN 4 2 2 6 16 11
4 25 TOULON PROVENCE MÉDITERRANÉE COYCH Fabien HENRY 3 6 8 8 5 3
5 29 BATISSEURS DU MORBIHAN Victor LANIER 8 7 OCS 3 10 1
6 30 NOUVELLE CALÉDONIE Ronan DREANO 9 12 OCS 4 3 2
7 34 VAL THORENS Alexis LITTOZ BARITEL 6 4 1 15 9 14
8 36 PURFLO VILLE DE SAINT MALO TEAM SNBSM François LEBOURDAIS 7 13 6 2 14 8
9 46 CÔTE D'ARMOR VERT Claire LEROY 12 3 17 10 17 4
10 47 CÔTE D'ARMOR BLEU Mickaël AVELINE 16 10 11 7 6 13
11 49 NANTES SAINT-NAZAIRE Erwan AUBURTIN 18 5 7 12 21 7
12 49 BRED - SAINT QUENTIN EN YVELINES Hervé LEDUC 19 16 5 11 8 9
13 54 BREST GRANDES ECOLES - ENSIETA - ESC Loïc LE GARREC 13 8 16 14 7 12
14 56 BATISSEURS DU MORBIHAN ESPOIRS Vincent FRESNAIS 5 19 10 BFD 4 18
15 60 VILLE DE GENÈVE - CARREFOUR Etienne DAVID 11 9 9 20 11 21
16 63 PERPIGNAN MEDITERRANEE Romain SAINT JOURS 10 15 14 9 20 15
17 69 INSA - SOPRA Simon TROEL 14 14 12 17 12 20
18 79 CSC - HEC - ECOLE NAVALE Hervé GAUTIER 15 17 13 18 22 16
19 83 SOLIDARITES NOUVELLES POUR LE LOGEMENT Eric BREZELLEC OCS 18 18 19 18 10
20 85 DEFI ARTS ET METIERS Manuel DUFRESNE 17 21 19 13 15 22
21 92 BATISSEURS DU MORBIHAN Joan AHRWEILLER DNC DNC DNC 16 13 17
22 93 CENTRALE NANTES - EPA - SOPRA Paul MAURICKX 20 20 15 21 19 19

Apr 27 - Barking Mad Wins the 2008 Annapolis NOOD in Dominating Fashion

Less than a week after wrapping up at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, Jim Richardson and his crew on Barking Mad arrived in Annapolis, where their Farr 30 was waiting for them.  Not showing any ill effects from two grueling weeks of sailing, the team went on to dominate the fleet, posting a low score of nine points in the eight race series.  The only blemish on their perfect scorecard came in the fourth race of day 1, when Bodo and Nick von der Wense’s Turbo Duck led wire to wire to claim the race win.  Entering the final day, Barking Mad had a comfortable 11 point lead over Guy Stening’s Optimum from Sydney, Australia.  With only two races to go, the only real question was whether Richardson’s team could maintain its dominance for one more day.


The fleet rounds the first mark in race 7- Ian Burman video

Race 7 of the series began in a cold and damp 10 – 15 knot nor-easter with the fleet spread out evenly across the line.  The current was running against the wind and Jeff Maludy’s Adrenalin was pushed over early and forced to restart.  The bulk of the fleet tacked out to the right in search of favorable current in the middle of the bay, but Jim and James Allsopp decided to use their local knowledge and continue out to the left on their own.  The gamble paid off as Moxie was able to cross the entire fleet and capture the lead approaching the first mark.  Optimum followed and, with most of the fleet overstood, Barking Mad was able to cut into the lead the top two boats had at the mark.  Moxie wrapped its spinnaker during the first hoist and the two boats behind had the opportunity to catch right up, with Barking Mad going to Moxie’s left and Optimum to the right.  Both boats were able to get around on the run and Optimum lead into the gate before choosing the further downwind gate mark.  The mistake allowed Richardson and the Allsopps to pass into leading positions they would hold to the finish.  Barking Mad’s streak of victories was intact with only one race to go for the series.

After the finish of race 7, the Race Committee waited for the other fleets on the course to finish before resetting the course for a longer 5 leg race to close out the series.  Farr 30 sailor Taran Teague served as the PRO on our course for this event and she did a fantastic job all weekend, getting quality races off in challenging conditions.  Her job wasn’t easy with light winds and Melges 32s, M 30s, J 35s, C&C 115s and Beneteau 36.7s sharing the same course, but she handled it beautifully and the class thanks her for her efforts. 


The gate rounding in Race 7 - Ian Burman video

The delay between races gave the current time to switch directions and with it, the apparent wind on the water dropped a few knots.  In these conditions, most of the boats headed left to get out of the deep water and the first leg became a test of getting a good start and holding a lane off the line.  Barking Mad and Optimum did the best at both of those skills and were locked in a tight battle up the first leg.  At the mark, Optimum was able to use starboard tack advantage to claim the lead heading down the run.  The positions held until the second beat, when Richardson’s team split away out to the left and was able to pick up a favorable shift along with the current relief and pass Stening’s team for the lead.  With how fast this team had been all weekend and how smart they had been sailing, there was no way they were going to give up the lead in the final race and they held on to claim the victory in the eighth race and the series. 


The fleet finishes race #7 - Ian Burman video

Congratulations to the sailors on the winning teams.  On Barking Mad, Jim Richardson sailed with Terry Hutchinson, Morgan Trubovich, Ben Allen, Derby Anderson, Stuart Streuli, and Matt McDonough.  Guy Stening finished second helming Optimum with Darren Jones, Stephen McConaghy, Zack Seymore, Tim Davis, Tristam Eldershaw, and Curtis Florence on board.  The crew of third place Turbo Duck was Bodo von der Wense, Nick von der Wense, Vicki von der Wense, Chris Morgan, Mike Finch, Jeff Linton, and Alison Rowe.


Barking Mad sailing hard on day 1 - Ian Burman photo

All of the Farr 30s racing in the NOOD were equipped with Kattack GPS units, and the races can be viewed free online.  To view the races, go to www.kattack.com and download the free player.  Once you have the player, you can update your races and get a bird’s eye view of everything that happened on the water.  We would like to thank Kattack for making the race tracking of the Farr 30 fleet at the NOOD possible. 

The next stop on the 2008 Farr 30 North American circuit will be in Cedar Point, CT on June 6-8.  Final Results from the Annapolis NOOD are below.

 

Pos

Sail  

Boat  

Skipper  

   1     

   2     

   3     

   4     

   5     

   6     

   7     

   8     

Total
 Points 

1  

65  

Barking Mad  

James Richardson  

1  

1  

1  

2  

1  

1  

1  

1  

9.00  

2  

AUS 7151  

Optimum  

Guy Stening  

2  

2  

3  

5  

4  

2  

3  

2  

23.00  

3  

683  

turbo duck  

Bodo/Nick von der Wense  

6  

4  

5  

1  

2  

6  

6  

3  

33.00  

4  

316  

TeamBOLD  

Nelson Stephenson  

3  

10  

8  

3  

5  

8  

5  

4  

46.00  

5  

55  

Illusion  

John Podmajersky  

8  

3  

2  

9  

3  

12  

4  

9  

50.00  

6  

9  

Moxie  

James Allsopp  

4  

5  

4  

7  

13  

5  

2  

11  

51.00  

7  

58  

Mummy  

Geoff Brown  

5  

11  

7  

4  

8  

10  

7  

10  

62.00  

8  

27  

Kaizen  

Moise Solomon & Scott Baker  

9  

12  

9  

6  

7  

9  

13  

5  

70.00  

9  

CAN 64  

Kinetic  

David Sutcliffe  

7  

15  

12  

10  

11  

3  

8  

7  

73.00  

10  

691  

Adrenalin  

Jeff Maludy  

10  

9  

10  

14  

6  

7  

9  

8  

73.00  

11  

41  

Rhumb Punch  

John Edwards  

12  

6  

11  

11  

10  

4  

11  

14  

79.00  

12  

56  

Snooker  

Brant Russell  

11  

7  

6  

8  

12  

11  

15  

16/DNC  

86.00  

13  

32  

Mulligan  

Gordon Fronk  

14  

8  

14  

12  

15  

15  

10  

6  

94.00  

14  

704  

Mummbles  

Brad Kauffman  

15  

13  

13  

13  

9  

14  

12  

12  

101.00  

15  

21  

Just Plain Nutz  

Norm & Cameron Dean  

13  

14  

15  

15  

14  

13  

14  

13  

111.00  

Apr 21 - The Southern California Fleet Races its first OD Regatta

The newly formed Southern California Farr 30 fleet has gotten off to a great start, with seven boats competing in the Ahmanson Regatta at Newport Harbor Yacht Club on April 19-20.  "The Farr 30 class was the most competitive with the top 4 boats finishing 12,13,14,15," reports regatta winner Jim Murrell.  "Many people have been amazed and commenting on the sudden "appearance" of the Farr 30 class. We are generating much interest."

With the class starting off with such a strong footing in Southern California and a growing fleet forming in Vancouver, British Columbia as well, expect to see great Farr 30 One Design racing on the west coast of North America for years to come.  Complete results from the Ahmnason Regatta are below.

Boat Sail# Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1st Huckleberry2 15 Jim Murrell 1 1 4 5 1 12
2nd Cuvee Caliente 59 Ray & Cheryl Mahaffey 2 2 1 3 5 13
3rd ClockWork 17 Marc and Monica Skipwith 4 3 2 1 4 14
4th Frequent Flyer 52 Dave Powers & Dick Schmidt 3 4 3 2 3 15
5th WildThing 14 Steve Brown & Rhonda Tolar 5 6 6 4 2 23
6th Habanero 61 Mark Rosene 7 5 7 6 6 31
7th Babe 20 Douglas Steele 6 7 5 7 7 32

Mar 25 - Spi Ouest 2008 Results

CLASSEMENTS GENERAUX
Farr 30 - 6 Manches (18 bateaux)

Place Pts Sponsor Skipper C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6
1 6.00 DUNKERQUE D. Souben 1.00 1.00 (11.00) 1.00 2.00 1.00
2 17.00 VAL THORENS A. Littozbaritel 2.00 4.00 5.00 2.00 4.00 (10.00)
3 23.00 COTES D'ARMOR VERT E. Creac H 6.00 2.00 8.00 (12.00) 1.00 6.00
4 26.00 BATISSEURS MORBIHAN EFM N. Pauchet 5.00 3.00 1.00 (19.00) 8.00 9.00
5 26.00 BRED - ST-QUENTIN EN YVELINES H. Leduc 4.00 (10.00) 2.00 6.00 10.00 4.00
6 28.00 COTES D'ARMOR BLEU M. Aveline (7.00) 5.00 6.00 7.00 5.00 5.00
7 29.00 NANTES ST NAZAIRE E. Auburtin 8.00 6.00 (9.00) 9.00 3.00 3.00
8 33.00 COTES D'ARMOR BLANC S. Letertre (19.00) 19.00 3.00 3.00 6.00 2.00
9 34.00 MANCHE BASSE NORMANDIE N. Jossier 10.00 (19.00) 4.00 4.00 9.00 7.00
10 39.00 CSC - ECOLE NAVALE - HEC H. Gautier 3.00 8.00 12.00 5.00 (15.00) 11.00
11 45.00 BREST GRANDES ECOLES ENSIETA ESC II G. Bernard/S. Audigane 13.00 7.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 (19.00)
12 53.00 SLN-UNION E. Brezellec 12.00 9.00 (13.00) 13.00 11.00 8.00
13 55.00 VAN UDEN TUDELFT VAN OORD S. Leinders 11.00 11.00 7.00 (15.00) 14.00 12.00
14 59.00 LES BATISSEURS DU MORBIHAN ESPOIRS T. Audren/V.Fresnay 9.00 12.00 15.00 10.00 13.00 (19.00)
15 63.00 LES BATISSEURS DU MORBIHAN ETUDIANT T. Nuiaouet 14.00 14.00 (16.00) 10.00 12.00 13.00
16 71.00 CENTRALE NANTES EPA SOPRA C. Duraffourg (19.00) 13.00 14.00 14.00 16.00 14.00
17 95.00 TPM COYCH F. Henry (19.00) 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00
18 95.00 FELICITY H. Harwood (19.00) 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00

2008 Primo Cup Results

 

PRIMO CUP - Trophée Credit Suisse - 2ème partie
Yacht Club de Monaco
-_-
Classement général

07/02/2008 au 10/02/2008
Groupe Farr 30 après 6 courses (5 retenues) (12 inscrits)
(Cliquez sur les noms soulignés pour accéder à la fiche du coureur)

 

Rgs Ident Concurrents P Ret P tot c.1 c.2 c.3 c.4 c.5 c.6 c.7 Club / Pays
1

ITA 3078

ENFANT TERRIBLE 
SERENA Gianluigi
ZENNARO Enrico 
CHIEFFI Tommaso 
BURCHI Filippo 
NELLO Pavoni 
VACCA Santiago 
TURCO Albatros

11.00 17.00 1
1.00
3
3.00
1
1.00
4
4.00
6
6.00
2
2.00


YC CORTINA D'AMPEZZO

2

FRA 13

ELCIMAI - VILLE DE MARSEILLE 
DERUELLE Dimitri
PAUL Maxime
PAUL Vanessa
MILANESE Michel
PRATT Christopher
LE JOLIFF Eric
ROTTEE Guillaume

14.00 22.00 8
8.00
1
1.00
5
5.00
6
6.00
1
1.00
1
1.00


YC POINTE ROUGE
YC POINTE ROUGE
YC POINTE ROUGE
YC POINTE ROUGE
YC POINTE ROUGE
S R VANNES
Y C GRANDE MOTTE

3

FRA 83

TPM COYCH 
HENRY Fabien
BECQUEMIE Tugdual
COL Sebastien 
ISRAEL Erwan
BALLOFIER Pierre
LIRON Francois
GABART Francois

15.00 23.00 4
4.00
8
8.00
3
3.00
1
1.00
2
2.00
5
5.00


C O Y C HYEROIS
C O Y C HYEROIS
C O Y C HYEROIS
C O Y C HYEROIS
C O Y C HYEROIS
C N NICE

4

MON 2003

DANGEROUS BUT FUN 
PERRIS Michele
CIAN Paolo 
FORNELLI Pierluigi 
GHIARUGI Leonardo 
DE FELICE Lorenzo 
LOPERFIDO Daniel 
MANTOVANI Pietro

15.00 20.00 5
5.00
4
4.00
2
2.00
2
2.00
4
4.00
3
3.00


YC MONACO

5

ITA 3063

DILETTA 
MOCCHELIANI Mauro
CASALE Andrea 
COCCIMA Andrea 
BEZZI Irene 
MASCIMO Paolo 
ROSSO Vittorio 
PETRILLO Stefano

20.00 30.00 10
10.00
2
2.00
4
4.00
7
7.00
3
3.00
4
4.00


ITA

6

ITA 3050

COMPAGNIA DELLA VELA-VE 
RIGON Francesco
BOZZETTI Cesare 
GRIGGIO Cristian 
TREVISANATO Paolo 
MASON Matteo 
DAL BON Francesco 
EULISSE Salvatore

26.00 39.00 2
2.00
6
6.00
6
6.00
3
3.00
OCS
13.00
9
9.00


ITA

7

FRA 988

NOUVELLE CALEDONIE 
PORTUGAL Vincent
MALLARET Bernard
BRENAC Francois
COHEN ADDET Michel
CHARRIER Eric
FREI Mathieu
ROUX Yann

33.00 42.00 9
9.00
7
7.00
7
7.00
5
5.00
7
7.00
7
7.00


Y C FRANCE
Y C MAUGUIO CARNON
Y C ANTIBES
Y C ANTIBES
C N T LACYDON
S.R CALEDONIENNE

8

SUI 304

OLYMPIC 
DAVID Etienne
FURHER Loic 
MONNIER Julien 
CLERC Jerome 
METTRAUX Elodie 
CLEMENT Bastien 
DEGUINE David

40.00 53.00 6
6.00
5
5.00
OCS
13.00
8
8.00
OCS
13.00
8
8.00


SUI

Y C VILLENEUVE L.

9

FRA 18331

K-YOTE KID 
NAUMOV Valentin
NKITIN Vladimir 
BRILLIANTOV Nikita 
KOLESNIKOV Sergey 
TUTIN Victor 
SEGAL Vitaly

44.00 57.00 3
3.00
11
11.00
OCS
13.00
12
12.00
5
5.00
DNF
13.00


RUS

10

FRA 2300

VAL-THORENS 
BARBARIN Johan
DURAND Sebastien
DYEN Stephane
MOYON Davy
TRISTAN Benjamin
LITTOZBARITEL Alexis
BARBARIN Caroline

44.00 57.00 7
7.00
9
9.00
8
8.00
11
11.00
9
9.00
DNC
13.00


C N V AIX LES BAINS
C Y V GRAND LARGE
C N V AIX LES BAINS
C N V AIX LES BAINS
S R V ANNECY
S R V ANNECY
C N V AIX LES BAINS

11

RUS 6335

JUGA 2 
BRYUZGA Sergey
LOS Victor 
STASENKO Vadim 
IVANOVSKY Vladislav 
KALITA Evgeny 
BOEV Leonid 
ADAMYAN Mikhail

50.00 63.00 DNF
13.00
DNF
13.00
OCS
13.00
10
10.00
8
8.00
6
6.00


RUS

12

RUS 18306

RARAAVIS' 
KULIKOV Alexander
SUERDLOV Arkady 
VORONOV Jury 
KONONOV Ugsily 
YUDIN Boris 
SENCHENKO Konstantin

51.00 64.00 DNF
13.00
10
10.00
9
9.00
9
9.00
10
10.00
DNF
13.00


RUS

Pénalités et réparations : 11 (1 DNC; 5 DNF; 5 OCS; )

 



New Farr 30 Australian Champions Crowned

Overnight leader Guy Stening and his team on Optimumm held onto their regatta lead to take the Farr 30 Australian Championship after three days of racing on Sydney Harbour and off Sydney Heads.  Stening and Optimumm have led the regatta from the first day and won the last race of the series after a very frustrating day of weather for competitors and officials alike.

Day three of racing and the 10 boat Farr 30 fleet from Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales headed for the Macquarie Circle race course off Macquarie Lighthouse.  The conditions from Saturday continued with the seven knot breeze swinging from the east to the south and torrential rain blanketing the two nautical mile windward leeward course.

A jumpy fleet started the day with a general recall and then got away to head into the sheet rain towards the top mark.  The lead changed a number of times during the race but Stening prevailed to take his third gun for the regatta and so it happened the title.

The race committee decided to take the fleet back into the harbour in pursuit of better breeze and tried for another race but the weather had other ideas.  A near glass out on the harbour and with conditions not looking to improve the race committee signalled three sound signals and the title was decided – Guy Stening and Optimumm the winners by nine points.

“This regatta was really hard work, tough conditions for the three days.  Our crew work and boat preparation were major reasons for our result, the crew has come together really well since the 2007 Farr 30 Worlds.  This event is an important step in our preparations for our 2008 USA campaign in the lead up to the 2008 Farr 30 World Championship in October in Newport, Rhode Island”, smiled a very happy champion Stening.

Stening first raced a Farr 30 in August 2006 and in the last 18 months has come fourth in the 2007 Farr 30 Australian Championship, second in the 2007 Farr 30 Pre Worlds, fourth in the 2007 Farr 30 World Championship and now winning the 2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship.

Chris Tyquin and the Queensland team on GOA/PDL were all smiles after finishing second in their first Farr 30 class event.  The team sailed together for the first time on a Farr 30 on Thursday, the day before the regatta started.

“Sydney Harbour as a setting couldn’t be better, the conditions were as challenging as they can get.  You couldn’t relax in any race even the last race any one of three boats could have won and it reflects on the tight and competitive racing this class provides.  It says a lot for the class and why it’s growing in popularity here in Australia”, remarked Tyquin after racing.

2004 Farr 30 Australian Champion Chris Way and his Awarua Boat Mate team returned to third overall after slipping back to fourth overnight.

“What a testing regatta!! It’s a shame there wasn’t more breeze but that’s nature.  My crew didn’t miss a beat; they picked up where we left off from last year.  Well done to Guy and his crew they sailed well over the three days and the fleet provided great competition”, commented Way.

The Australian Farr 30 Class would like to thank Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron for hosting the 2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship.  The 2009 Farr 30 Australian Championship will be held in Brisbane, Queensland.

For more information please check the class website at www.mumm30.org or www.rsys.com.au contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph +61 (0)407 63 64 16

Final Results 2008 Farr 30 Australian Championship:

Pl. Boat Skipper Yacht Club State Points
1 Optimumm G.Stening RSYS NSW 12
2 GOA/PDL C.Tyquin RQYS QLD 21
3 Awarua –Boat Mate C.Way RPAYC NSW 25
4 K2 B.Eddington SYC VIC 28
5 Yandoo J.Formosa CYCA NSW 29
6 Cleopatra R.Davis SYC VIC 48
7 Asterix C.Loel RQYS QLD 49
8 Don’t Tell Mumm G.Hobson RSYS NSW 55
9 Synergy A.Douglas RQYS QLD 55
10 Immigrant J.Paul PCSC QLD 63

2008 Racing Schedule

Date

Event

 

Location

Circuit

Jan 21-25

Acura Key West 2008

RESULTS

Key West, FL, USA

NA

Feb 1-3

Farr 30 Australian Championship

RESULTS

Sydney, NSW, AUS

 

Feb 8-10

Primo Cup

RESULTS

Monaco

 

Mar 6-8

Massilia Mono Cup

RESULTS

Marseilles, FRA

 

Mar 14-16

Italian Circuit #1

RESULTS

Portoferraio, ITA

ITA

Mar 21-24

Spi Ouest

RESULTS

La Trinite, FRA

 

Apr 13

NASS Regatta

RESULTS

Annapolis, MD, USA

 

Apr 19-20

Ahmanson Cup

RESULTS

Newport Beach, CA

 

Apr 25-27

Annapolis NOOD

RESULTS

Annapolis, MD, USA

NA

Apr 25-27

Italian Circuit #2

RESULTS

Marciana Marina, ITA

ITA

May 1-4

Grand Prix Atlantique

RESULTS

Pornichet, FRA

FRA

May 7-8

Pornichet Offshore Race

 

Pornichet, FRA

FRA

May 9-12

Grand Prix Ecole Navale

RESULTS

Pornichet, FRA

FRA

May 15-19

Casino di Venezia Farr 30 European Championship

RESULTS

Venice, ITA

May 29-June 1

Deauville Week

RESULTS

Deauville, FRA

 

May 30-31

Cal Race Week

RESULTS

Marina del Rey, CA

 

June 6-8

Cedar Point YC One Design Regatta

RESULTS

Cedar Point, CT, USA

NA

June 21-22

WAVES Regatta

RESULTS

Vancouver, BC, CAN

 

June 27-29

Cleveland Race Week

RESULTS

Cleveland, OH, USA

GL

June 27-29

Italian Circuit #3

RESULTS

Rimini, ITA

ITA

June 27-29

Long Beach Race Week

RESULTS

Long Beach, CA

 

June 28-July 24

Tour de France a la Voile

RESULTS

France

 

July 11-13

Sail Newport Regatta

RESULTS

Newport, RI, USA

NA

July 25-27

Italian Circuit #4

RESULTS

Rimini, ITA

ITA

July 26-27

Lake Ontario Championship

RESULTS

Youngstown, NY

GL

Aug 22-24

Farr 30 North American Championship

RESULTS

Newport, RI, USA

 

Aug 22-24

Russian M 30 Invitaional

 

St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Sept 6-14

La Route des Iles

 

France

FRA

Sept 30

Farr 30 Pre-Worlds

 

Newport, RI, USA

Oct 1-4

Farr 30 World Championship

 

Newport, RI, USA

2007 Regatta Schedule

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

October 1-7 Moby Farr 30 World Championship Porto Cervo, Italy results

NORTH AMERICA
Date Circuit Event Location
Jan. 15-19 NA Acura Key West 2007 Key West, FL results
March 8-11 Acura Miami Grand Prix - NAs Miami, FL results
April 27-29 NA Annapolis NOOD Annapolis, MD results
June 1-3 One Design Regatta - NOR Cedar Point, CT results
July 6-8 NA/GL Lake Erie Championship Cleveland, OH results
Aug. 10-12 NA/GL Great Lakes Championship Cleveland, OH results
Sept. 7-9 NA Sail NewportFarr 30 Regatta Newport, RI results

EUROPE
Date Circuit Event Location
Feb. 2-4 FRA Primo Cup Monaco results
March 23-25 FRA Massilia Mono Cup Marseilles, FRA results
Mar 30-Apr 1 ITA Italian Circuit #1 Rimini, ITA results
April 6-9 FRA Spi Ouest La Trinite Sur Mer, FRA results
April 20-22 ITA Italian Circuit #2 Marina di Ravenna, ITA results
May 4-8 FRA Gran Prix Atalantique Pornichet, FRA results
May 25-27 ITA Italian Circuit #3 Venezia, ITA results
June 6-10 Open Farr 30 European Cup Deauville, FRA results
June 28-July 28 FRA Tour de France a la Voile France results
Sept. 22-29 FRA La Route des Iles Marseilles, FRA NOR

October 1-7

Moby Farr 30 World Championship

Porto Cervo, Italy

results

 

AUSTRALIA

Feb. 2-4 Australian Championship Pittswater, NSW results

BC Racing 2010

Farr 30 Class Association
BC Fleet Captain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calendar of Events 2010

Date

Event

 Results

 Photos

Location

March 20 - 21

Harken VARC Opener Regatta

 *

*

RVYC

April 17 - 18

BBvancouver.com Spring Regatta

 *

*

FCYC

June 26-27

Waves Regatta

*

*

RVYC

Sept. 25 - 26

Thunderbird Marine Howe Sound Regatta

*

*

WVYC

Oct. 23- 24

Lewmar VARC Closer

*

*

RVYC

* Event calendar is actively maintained- dates, loations and results will be posted as they become available *

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France Racing 2010

Farr 30 Class Association
France Fleet Captain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calendar of Events 2010 

Date

Event

 Results

Photos

 Location

Feb 12-14  

Primo Cup Monaco

 VIEW

 *

March 18- 21

Massilia Mono Cup

 *

*

*

April 2-6 Spi Ouest France La Trinité sur Mer

*

*

*

April 29- 30 GFC 1er GP «

*

*

*

May 2-3

Atlantique Pornichet  «

*

*

*

June 3- 6 CFE 2nd Normandy Sailing Week Le Havre «

*

*

*

June 23- July 25 Tour de France a la Voile«

*

*

*

Sept 2- 3 4ème CFE «

*

*

*

Sept 4- 12  Coeff 1.5 Route des iles Marseille Corse «

*

*

*

Oct 23 - 31 Mondial Farr 30 HYERES

«Fond jaune : championnat de France Equipages

* Event calendar is actively maintained - dates, locations and results will be posted as they become available*

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Scandinavia/Baltic Racing 2010

Farr 30 Class Association
Scandinavia/Baltic  Fleet Captain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Calendar of Events 2010

Date

Event

Results

Location

May 22-23

Big Boat Challenge

Notice of Race

Link to Registration

 

Kerteminde, Denmark (www.sailx.dk)

May 28-31

North Sea Regatta 

 

Scheveningen, Netherlands (www.nsr.nl)

June 19-27

Kieler Woche

 

 Kiel, Germany (www.kielerwoche.de)

July 3-5

Sandhamn Race Week

 

Sandhamn, Sweden (www.ksss.se)

July 7-10

Eurocard Gotland Runt (Offshore 360M)

 

Sandhamn, Sweden
(www.ksss.se)

October 8-10

KDY Autumn Regatta

 

Rungsted, Denmark (www.kdy.dk)

Regatta Sign Up Results

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Australia Racing 2010

Farr 30 Class Association
Australia Fleet Captain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calendar of Events 2010

 

Date

Event

Results

Photos

Location

March 6 - 7 Audi MHYC

*

*

*

March 19 - 21 RPAYC

*

*

*

* Event calendar is actively maintained- dates, locations and results will be posted as they become available*

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2010 Racing

To register for a regatta, please sign into the Owners section.

Regional Fleets Racing Schedules:

North America

 

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Regatta Sign Up Results

For details please contact Regional Fleet Captains or Carole Abbott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.