GROOVEDERCI CLAMPS DOWN ON CHAMPIONSHIP FLEET AS FINAL DAY LOOMS

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Special Birthday Present Likely For 2011 World Champion Demourkas

 Båstad, SWEDEN (4 August 2012) – In 2011, Deneen Demourkas became the first female skipper to win an international offshore one-design world championship.  If she and her team can continue their dominating ways over the 2012 BMW Farr 30 World Championship fleet on Sunday, she’ll make history once again – and on the California skipper’s birthday!  Still, despite a near-perfect 2,1,1 scoreline during tricky conditions Saturday, Demourkas was cautious about her lead.  “I’ve been in this class far too long to get complacent at the end of a Farr 30 regatta, even with a nice lead and especially on my birthday,” she said.  “No lead is safe in a place as tricky as Laholm Bay, and as we’ve seen multiple times already, 13 points can evaporate in the blink of an eye.” 

 The battle for the rest of the podium positions remains tight, though, with Malmo, Sweden’s Martin Strandberg holding on to second by just 6 points over New York’s James Richardson.  Meanwhile, Stockholm’s Richard Goransson (SWE 6100 The End) turned in a strong performance Saturday to move into fifth, striking position for the final podium place despite being disqualified from race 3 of the series.  “It’s frustrating to know that we’d likely be just a point or two behind Barking Mad right now were it not for a tough break on the first day,” said Goransson.  “Yet our focus Sunday will be on making sure we have a great time on the water, and the chips will fall where they may.”

 Results After 9 Races (Top 5 Only):

1) USA 706 Groovederci | 22 points | Deneen Demourkas | Santa Barbara YC

 2) 5) SWE 381 Farr Barr 2 | 35 points | Martin Strandberg | MSS

3) USA 50955 Barking Mad | 41 points | James Richardson | New York YC

4) GER 5373 Topas | 52 points | Dr. Harald Bruening | KYC/WYC/RORC

5) SWE 6100 The End | 59 points | Richard Goransson | KSSS

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ABOUT THE 2012 BMW 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 2012 Championship.  Class racing continues to grow from Sweden to 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 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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