sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Farr 40 Championship - Queensland versus New South Wales
Farr 40 Championship - Queensland versus New South Wales

'Farr 40 Championships 2012'    Peter Campbell    Click Here to view large photo

Farr 40 Championship is being held this weekend when the traditional sporting rivalry between Queensland and New South Wales will take to the water. The three top crews from Sydney will take on the best of Brisbane sailors in the Queensland championship for the Farr 40 class.

The Aberdeen Asset Management-sponsored championship, to be sailed from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, is the first in a series of regattas for the prestigious international one-design class this summer, with others to follow in Hobart and Sydney.

The Brisbane fleet of five Farr 40s will be joined by the prominent Sydney boats, Transfusion, Estate Master and Kokomo, whose owners have had them sailed and/or trucked them north especially for the Queensland titles.

The championships will be sailed on Moreton Bay on Saturday and Sunday with up to six windward/leeward races scheduled on a testing course east of St Helena Island.

RQYS regatta manager Carl Webster says the forecast breezes will be ideal for the Farr 40 class, with 11-15 knots forecast for racing on Saturday and fresher 15-18 knots for Sunday.

'We have four Farr 40s that regularly race with the club and they are looking forward to matching their skills against the strong interstate contingent.

While the Queenslanders will be racing on their home waters, the competition from the south will be exceptionally strong, headed by Transfusion, the 2011 world championship boat skippered by Sydney yachtsman Guido Belgiorno-Nettis.

Belgiono-Nettis, the newly elected president of the Australian Farr 40 Yacht Owners Association, defended his world title on Lake Michigan at Chicago recently, finishing a close third overall in this classic owner/driver class.

Estate Master will be skippered by former Middle Harbour Yacht Club commodore Martin Hill with Olympic bronze medallist Michael Blackburn as tactician.

The Kokomo team comes with vast international experience in the Farr 40 class, with the boat being trucked up the Pacific Highway this week to join Transfusion and Estate Master, which had been sailed north.

Owner/skipper Lang Walker has put together a top crew for the series with Olympic gold medallist Malcolm Page as tactician. Walker returned to Farr 40 racing after a break of almost a year, competing in the recent worlds in Chicago, with Kokomo placing ninth overall.

Heading the Queensland team is Bribie Star, skippered by former Admiral’s Cup winning crew member and Yachting Queensland president Ken Down, from Mooloolaba.

Sailing with Ken will be his son Lucas, while another father and son combination will be the experienced Moreton Bay team of Howard and David Lambourne, sailing Lambourdini.

The Lambournes have been the outstanding team in Queensland Farr 40 racing over the past two seasons through the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and could have an advantage of local knowledge.

Other Queensland Farr 40s entered for this inaugural state championship include Bobby’s Girl (John Leman), Keel Train (Kevin Miller) and Cracklin’ Rosie (Matt Percy).

Farr 40 nationals fleet - Farr 40 Championships 2012 -  Peter Campbell  

Farr 40s on Sydney Harbour - Farr 40 Championships 2012 -  Peter Campbell  


by Peter Campbell on behalf of Aus Farr 40 Class

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103144

6:20 AM Wed 24 Oct 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT