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Farr 40 Class to party in Miami

'INFINITY, John B Thomson Jr USA, and OPUS ONE, Wolfgang Stolz, GER - Rolex Farr 40 Worlds'    © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

To cap off a year of celebrations around the Farr 40 Class’ 10th anniversary, two regattas will be held in Miami, Florida this week.

Sponsored by Rolex Watch USA, along with North Sails and Edgewater Boats, the 10th Anniversary Match Race Invitational and the 10th Anniversary Regatta are expected to attract both class veterans and newcomers.

The Anniversary events – scheduled for November 27 to December 2 – are the brainchild of current Class President and two-time World Champion Jim Richardson.

Richardson competed in the Class’ first regatta, held in November 1997 in Fort Lauderdale and plans to compete in both events aboard his latest Barking Mad.

Competition, as always, will be fierce from a diverse international fleet that includes Germany’s Wolfgang Stolz with Opus One; France’s Erik Maris with a new Twins; reigning European and former World Champion, Italian Massimo Mezzaroma with Nerone; and Annapolis native Rodrick Jabin’s Ramrod.

Expected to make their first appearance with their new Farr 40s are William Douglass with Goombay Smash and Alex Roepers with Plenty. Both are top skippers with experience in other One Design classes.

As well as great racing, social functions are planned including a Match Race Seminar and Dinner, and a 10th Anniversary Poolside Barbeque. For more information or the Notice of Race and entry forms for both events, visit the Farr 40 Class website

Preliminary Entry List (8 entries): Farr 40 10th Anniversary Match Race Regatta (Nov. 27-28)

1. Barking Mad - James B. Richardson, USA
2. Joe Fly - Giovanni Maspero, ITA
3. Ichi Ban - Matt & Lisa Allen, AUS
4. Mean Machine - Peter de Ridder, NED
5. Nerone - Antonio Sodo Migliori / Massimo Mezzaroma, ITA
6. Opus One - Wolfgang Stolz, GER
7. Ramrod - Rodrick Jabin, USA
8. Twins - Erik Maris, FRA

Preliminary Entry List (17 entries): Farr 40 10th Anniversary Regatta (Nov 30 – Dec 2)

1. Barking Mad - James B. Richardson, USA
2. Darkside - Charles Swingland, GBR
3. Flash Gordon 5 - Helmut Jahn, USA
4. Goombay Smash - William Douglass, USA
5. Groovederci - John Demourkas, USA
6. Joe Fly - Giovanni Maspero, ITA
7. Ichi Ban - Matt & Lisa Allen, AUS
8. Mascalzone Latino - Vincenzo Onorato, ITA
9. Mean Machine - Peter de Ridder, MON
10. Morning Glory - Hasso Plattner, GER
11. Nimbus - Hunt Lawrence, USA
12. Nerone - Antonio Sodo Migliori / Massimo Mezzaroma, ITA
13. Opus One - Wolfgang Stolz, GER
14. Plenty - Alexander Roepers, USA
15. Ramrod - Rodrick Jabin, USA
16. Twins - Erik Maris, FRA
17. Warpath - Fred & Steve Howe, USA

by Dana Paxton


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