sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Farr 40 Class Championship - Gold Medallist Page joins Kokomo crew
Farr 40 Class Championship - Gold Medallist Page joins Kokomo crew

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

Farr 40 Class Championship - The elite crew of Lang Walker’s Kokomo is joined by the bright and talented London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Malcolm Page for this weekend’s exciting inaugural event in Queensland.

As the tactician to experienced international owner-driver Lang Walker, gold medallist Page will guide Kokomo in the two-day, six-race series on Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.

'We have a solid crew for Kokomo, and Malcolm will not only add his skills as an Olympic gold medal winning sailor, but will bring to the boat his very positive attitude to the sport, which will reflect on the entire crew,' senior crew member Richard Allinson said today.

Kokomo is one of three Sydney-based Farr 40s contesting the championship, the others being Martin Hill’s Estate Master and the 2011 world champion boat Transfusion, skippered by Guido Belgiorno-Nettis.

The Queensland championship is expected to attract a strong spectator fleet, with Farr 40 racing epitomising the very best in one-design yacht racing where superb helming, fine tactics and fast crew work in tacking, spinnaker sets and gybing are the keynotes to success.

Winning margins in Farr 40 championship race are usually just a matter of seconds and racing of this weekend should be extremely close between the rival New South Wales and Queensland boats.

Mathew Belcher, Victor Kovalenko and Malcolm Page after winning gold Copyright onEdition 2012©
Free for editorial use image, please credit: onEdition -  onEdition ©  

Malcolm Page’s gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, sailing with Matthew Belcher in the 470 class, has made him the first Australian to win two Olympic sailing gold medals, having also won gold at the Beijing 2008 Games, sailing with Nathan Wilmot.

In addition, Malcolm has won seven world championships and most other major regattas in the 470s, making him the most successful 470 sailor in the 49 year history of the class.

The Queensland Farr 40 state championship marks renewed enthusiasm for the high performance, owner/driver class for internationally experienced Sydney-based yachtsman Lang Walker.

'Lang has had a quiet year in sailing, returning to the sport internationally at the recent Farr 40 worlds in Chicago,' Richie Allinson explained.

'After a couple of races on Lake Michigan he said to me ‘I really have missed this great racing’; he clearly has a renewed interest in the Farr 40 class.

'We finished ninth overall, but that reflected the fact that we were all a bit rusty at this level of competition,' Alison added. 'We are confident we will be back to our best with Kokomo this weekend.'

The Queensland 40 championships is the first of four major regattas for the prestige Farr 40 class, all sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management.

The Queensland regatta will be followed by the inaugural Tasmanian championship on Hobart’s Derwent River in early January and in late February the New South Wales championship and the Australian championship for the John Calvert-Jones Trophy will be sailed in Sydney.


by Peter Campbell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103223

5:10 AM Fri 26 Oct 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World















2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight




























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   


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