GROOVEDERCI VAULTS INTO FIRST PLACE WITH NEAR-PERFECT DAY

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 Photo: 2013 © MEREDITH BLOCK/FARR 30 WORLDS

Reigning World Champion Deneen Demourkas Scores 3-1-1 On Thursday, Jumping From Fourth to First place after 6 races

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (18 July 2013) – Light airs off Newport meant plenty of heat and ultra-tight racing on day 2 of the 2013 Farr 30 World Championship, but the hottest boat on the course was undoubtedly Groovederci, driven by back-to-back reigning World Champ Deneen Demourkas.  Demourkas scored two wins and a third place over three shifty races today, with winds from 7-12 knots and light chop from the Southwest. 

Demourkas’ consistent performance vaulted her three positions up in the standings, passing Annapolis performers Seabiscuit and Ramrod, while edging out Newport’s James Richardson and his Barking Mad team. Demourkas says her lead means nothing at this point.  “We’ve got a lot of racing left out there, and as today proved in this Class, your day can be really good or really bad based on just one leg of one race,” said Demourkas.

 

After two days of light air, crews are ready for a more spirited forecast in the offing.  “Newport’s known for temperatures in the 70s and a cool breeze, so we were surprised to have two days of racing that’s just like home,” said Annapolis Farr 30 Fleet Captain Brad Kauffman. “We’re definitely looking forward to the 15-20 knots some forecasts are showing for tomorrow.”

Demourkas talked about her day in a short interview that you can watch or download here:  http://on.fb.me/121TAEA

Results after 3 races (Top 5 Only)

1 – Groovederci – Deneen Demourkas - 16 Points

2 – Ramrod – Rod Jabin – 20 Points

3 – Barking Mad – James Richardson – 22 Points

4 – Seabiscuit Kevin McNeil – 25 Points

5 – Bliksem/Menace– Piet Taselaar – 32 Points

Full Results Here  

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Photo: 2013 © MEREDITH BLOCK/FARR 30 WORLDS

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ABOUT THE 2013 FARR 30 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

After a Class re-organization in 2009, the Farr 30 Class embarked on an aggressive plan of rebirth and growth of Class racing, resulting in strong growth of the Worlds fleet leading to the 2013 Championship.  Class racing continues to grow from Annapolis to Sweden, from Southern California and the Arabian Peninsula to Turkey. Used boats in great condition are widely available, providing a surprisingly cost-effective alternative to more expensive 30-foot racers that provide a fraction of the fun and versatility of the Farr 30.  For more, check out www.farr30.org.

ABOUT THE FARR 30 CLASS

Designed in 1995 by legendary Kiwi Bruce Farr, the Farr 30 (a/k/a Mumm 30) remains one of the most versatile and beloved one-design racing yachts ever built.  Designed without the constraints of rating or handicap rules, the Farr office created a boat that would be simple, fast, and rewarding to sail for owner/drivers.  With over 200 boats built to date, Farr 30s race on all the world’s oceans in one-design, handicap, and long-distance racing, with active fleets on the US East Coast, Southern California, Great Lakes the Chesapeake, Vancouver BC, Sweden and Australia. Class events are governed by the International Farr 30 Class Association.  More info on the class is available at www.farr30.org and Editors are encouraged to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any information or to schedule an interview with a Class representative.

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