Sail-World.com  Friday 19 September 2014

Home Graphical | News Text | Powerboat-World | BoatsPlus | MarineBusiness | SW Aus | Cruising Int | Magnetic Is RW | Photo Gallery | FishingBoating | Newsletter Subscription Here | Search Sail-World


sail-world.com -- Day one at Farr 30 World Championship -A three point lead by Rod Jabin

Day one at Farr 30 World Championship -A three point lead by Rod Jabin    
Thu, 18 Jul 2013

In succession to kick off the 2013 Farr 30 World Championship, the heat wave continued in Newport today with temperatures in the mid-90s, but it wasn’t all bad; after a one-hour postponement and a photoshoot with Sail Newport’s 'Junior Pirates', the same heat that burned backs and necks all day kicked up a classic Newport sea breeze. Race Officer Peter Reggio took advantage, banging off three hotly competitive races.

The breeze provided refreshing apparent wind on the beats, but downwind sailing was 'like standing in a blast furnace' according to current World Champ Deneen Demourkas. 'Keeping your energy up in that heat is really tough,' she said. Demourkas sits in fourth place, with an uphill climb ahead to win a third world title.

While Demourkas roasted, Annapolis sailor Kevin McNeil rode his Seabiscuit to second place in the standings, one point ahead of ahead local favorite Barking Mad. With help from America’s Cup alumnus and Starboat skipper Andy Horton, McNeil led the opening race from start to finish, and in the last race of the day, was the only team to challenge Jabin on Ramrod’s wire-to-wire win.

The action never stopped just behind the leaders, with constant lead changes in the up-and-down pressure on the course. The first race featured holes and streaks in breeze of seven to nine knots, with the breeze stabilizing in direction and speed for races two and three. Jabin, with multiple World Champ and America’s Cup veteran Moose McClintock on trim and Chris Larson on tactics, barely put a foot wrong in the light air. 'Rod’s getting off the line nicely, while our rig tune, sail plan, and mechanics are working well right now,' said Larson. It doesn’t hurt to have McClintock’s eyes on the course, either. 'Moose might just be the most local of all Newport local sailors, and he’s got a sixth sense about these waters.'

Melges 32 World Champ and expat Australian Jeremy Wilmot is new to the Farr 30 fleet, and his initiation into the fleet, sailing with Norm Dean aboard Just Plain Nutz, has been a revelation. 'I haven’t sailed a symmetrical spinnaker boat in about ten years, and it’s been a blast,' Wilmot said. 'The fleet stays so close together downwind that it always stays interesting for the whole crew'

Conditions are likely to build throughout the week, with early forecasts calling for up to 20 knots on Friday or Saturday and slightly cooler temperatures. Racing continues through Saturday, with coverage beginning on the Farr 30 Facebook page at 11:55 tomorrow.

Results after three races:

1 – Ramrod – Rod Jabin – 5 Points
2 – Seabiscuit – Kevin McNeil – 8 points
3 – Barking Mad – James Richardson – 9 points
4 – Groovederci – Deneen Demourkas – 11 points
5 – Topas – Harald Bruening – 14 points

Farr 30 website

by Farr 30 Class Association



Our advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them! (Graphics)
Contact us , ph: +61 2 8006 1873, , fax: +61 2 8076 0459 or complete our feedback form. View our Privacy Policy. Photographs are copyright by law, if you wish to use a photograph from www.sail-world.com, please Contact us. [Go Home(Graphics)]
Make sail-world.com Australia my default page.    Make sail-world.com Cruising International my default page.  Make sail-world.com Cruising Australia my default page.  Make sail-world.com Asia my default page.   Make sail-world.com New Zealand my default page.   Make sail-world.com UK my default page.   Make sail-world.com USA my default page.  


Visit another region : Sail-World Australia    Sail-World Cruising International   Sail-World Cruising Australia   Sail-World Asia   Sail-World New Zealand   Sail-World UK   Sail-World USA  

Onesails.com - Workforce
OneSails is the culmination of over 35 years of experience accumulated by our team in design and technology applied to sail-making.
[More info]
http://www.onesails.com

GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers.
[More info]
http://www.gme.net.au

VicSail Sydney
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”.
[More info]
http://www.vicsailsydney.com.au