sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Farr 40 European Championship - Leader board tightens up after day 3

Farr 40 European Championship - Leader board tightens up after day 3

'Barking Mad - UNO Farr 40 European Championship 2011'    Osman Ugur    Click Here to view large photo

UNO Farr 40 European Championship day 3 had it all; three races in up to 20 knots of wind, numerous lead changes, photo finishes and a complete reshuffle at the top of the overall classification.

Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad (USA) managed to inch into overall pole position with a 2,2,3 scoreline today.

Alberto Rossi’s Enfant Terrible (ITA) is now in second place, but only one point behind Richardson. Wolfgang Schaefer’s Struntje Light (GER) has moved back to third place just one point clear of current class World Champion Transfusion (AUS), owned by Guido Belgiorno Nettis, in fourth. The eight-strong fleet therefore heads into tomorrow’s final day of racing with a maximum of two races left to complete the series and only five points separating the top four boats.

Hamish Pepper, tactician on Barking Mad explained how good sailing and good luck combined to move his team from third to first overall: 'It was an extremely good day for us, we had three solid races and the others managed to have a bad day and we were able to gain points on the leader so we’re happy. The team sailed very well today and things went our way, we got some good shifts and luck was on our side when we needed it: today was our day.'

With such a tight spread at the top of the leaderboard he is wary, however, of making any predictions for tomorrow: 'There are eight good boats here and any one of them is capable of winning races so it is tough to think about the end result before we get out there and race two races. Anything can happen and we’ll just try and sail as well as we possibly can in the first race and see how the points lie after that.'

Alberto Rossi, owner of Enfant Terrible experienced firsthand how easy it is to lose ground in this highly competitive fleet: 'We didn’t have a great day, we went from being first in the classification with a good lead to being second by one point. Barking Mad really had a great day. The conditions were challenging and complicated and on top of that we had some problems with our instruments which didn’t help much. So a series of mistakes led to our slipping back today. We are all very close in the classification however so everything will be decided tomorrow.'

Start - Farr 40 Class - UNO Farr 40 European Championship 2011 -  Osman Ugur   Click Here to view large photo

The first race of the day, a six leg windward-leeward, saw Alessandro Barnaba’s Fiamma (ITA) lead round the first windward mark ahead of Transfusion and Struntje Light. By the second windward mark the Italians, with Lorenzo Bressani on tactics, had extended their lead while Struntje Light had moved up to second ahead of Transfusion. It was nail bitingly close at the end of a very fast final downwind leg but Struntje Light, with Cameron Appleton calling tactics, just managed to steal across the finish line seconds ahead of Barking Mad and Fiamma.

Race seven of the series was no less exciting with a battle for first place between Transfusion and Barking Mad while Enfant Terrible and Struntje Light fought it out for third. In the end Transfusion managed to get past the American boat and take victory while Struntje Light crossed the line in third place just centimetres ahead of Enfant Terrible in a photo finish.

The final race of the day, a four leg windward leeward, belonged to Hasip Gencer’s Asterisk UNO (TUR), which lead throughout. Enfant Terrible was in second place at the windward mark but was unable to hold her position leaving another local team, Provezza 8 (TUR) owned by Ergin Imre and Levent Peynirci, to take second place ahead of Barking Mad.

Racing will start tomorrow, Sunday 16th October, at 12 midday. Similar conditions to today, with 15 to 20 knots of north easterly wind, are forecast. The final prize giving for the UNO Farr 40 European Championship and the Farr 40 European Circuit will take place tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Provisional Overall Results at 15th October 2011
Place. Boat – Owner (Nation) R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8: Total
1. Barking Mad – Jim Richardson (USA) 3, 3, 3, 7, 3, 2, 2, 3: 26
2. Enfant Terrible – Alberto Rossi (ITA) 2, 4, 1, 2, 2, 7, 4, 5: 27
3. Struntje Light – Wolfgang Schaefer (GER) 1, 5, 6, 1, 5, 1, 3, 8: 30
4. Transfusion – Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (AUS) 4, 1, 2, 8, 7, 4, 1, 4: 31
5. Fiamma – Alessandro Barnaba (ITA) 5, 2, 4, 6, 6, 3, 5, 7: 38
6. Asterisk UNO – Hasip Gencer (TUR) 7, 7, 8, 3, 1, 8, 6, 1: 41
7. Charisma – Nico Poons (MON) 6, 8, 5, 4, 4, 5, 7, 6: 45
8. Provezza 8 – Ergin Imre/Levent Peynirci (TUR) 8, 6, 7, 5, 9, 6, 8, 2: 51

Farr 40 Class Association website
Farr 40 European Fleet website
Farr 40 European Championship website




by Jill Campbell

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=89655

6:21 PM Sat 15 Oct 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World

















2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii


















































PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front   
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing   
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston   
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3   
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT