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Farr 30 World Championship 2014 preview

by Farr 30 Class Associationn on 25 Feb 2014
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Farr 30 World Championship 2014 will be hosted by the spectacular city of Copenhagen, Denmark and the Royal Danish Yacht Club (KDY) from August 24 to 30. This storied event returns to Europe after a successful 2012 World Championship sailed in Bastad, Sweden where nineteen teams from seven countries battled it out for the title of World Champion. This year organizers are expecting twenty five entries to showcase their skills in the highly competitive and beloved Farr 30 One Design.

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

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

The NOR will be posted after March 1,

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