sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Pittwater Sail Expo - Farr 400 to make first boat show appearance
Pittwater Sail Expo - Farr 400 to make first boat show appearance


'Farr 400 - Pittwater Sail Expo 2013'    Farr 400    Click Here to view large photo

Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo is being held over the weekend of 16th and 17th March 2013. Although its appearance and performance has been noted around Sydney Harbour since debuting with an outright win at Audi Hamilton Island Race week last August, the Farr 400 will make its first boat show appearance in Australasia when VicSail display Matt Allen’s successful Ichi Ban on their stand at the Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo.

'The boat has been seen around a lot and there have been many favourable comments abouExpot her performance and the results have been steady but this is a good opportunity to put the Farr 400 in front of a knowledgeable audience and hopefully generate some test sails and some solid quotations.' Explains Micah Lane of VicSail Sydney.

'The Farr 400 is a fast performance racing boat, which we hope will develop progressively as a One Design class. It has certainly proven an exciting boat that will do a bit offshore too. We feel sure that the people who go to Sail Expo at Pittwater will be interested to see the boat up close and personal, to see how she works, including the very high standards of construction by Premier Composite Technologies.'

Since the Farr 400 was launched in 2011 the class has enjoyed steady growth in spite of the slack global economy, gathering a core of like minded, enthusiastic owners who are committed to the exciting new One Design which to date has also proven competitive in the exciting new HPR ‘Fast 40’ fleets.

'We are committed to getting the fleet growing in Europe this summer and we already have a core commitment from owners there so we are hoping to achieve a critical mass this season, but also to attend key major European regattas to showcase the Farr 400 as the One Design for the future.' Explains US based Dee Smith, Farr 400 Class Development Manager.

The Farr 400 is introduced as the next generation One Design, one that will challenge and satisfy owners for many years. Key attributes include the very quick, easily achieved performance across the wind ranges. It has already proven to be an excellent step for owners to transition from good club level classes to a pan-national or international programme. The class has never been seen as a direct replacement for the 15-year old Farr 40 though it shares some key values, being aimed at primarily amateur teams steered by an owner-driver.

Ease of transportation keep costs low and the Farr 400 fits on a 40-foot flat bed container and can be self towed, or it fits in a 40 foot open top container. The spigoted all-carbon Southern Spars rig separates for transport. The composite sheathed T-configuration keel retracts to reduce the draught from 2.9m to 1.95m.

A highly precise all-carbon epoxy infusion build produces very light, extremely evenly matched boats. All of the tooling for the Farr 400 is created in house on Premier Composite Technologies’ 5-axis milling machine and weights are strictly controlled using in house 'smart pack' design, a three dimensional fibre and core package made for the Farr 400.

'The Farr 400 is an exciting boat to sail, with plenty of power and stability. It is nicely balanced and easy to make perform to a top level. The unique point is that the boats are absolutely all the same, built to a tolerance that has never been seen before in a One Design. It is light and powerful, easy to travel, and the detailing is excellent.' concludes Smith.

To date 13 Farr 400’s have been built with boats active in the USA, Scandinavia, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Australia. VicSail will be able to facilitate further test sails for potential owners.


by Farr 400 Class

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107060

10:29 AM Fri 1 Mar 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World

























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia








Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   


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.
X6XL WAS US