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2018 Farr 40 One Design Trophy at Middle Harbour Yacht Club - Overall

by Jennie Hughes 21 Oct 2018 05:16 PDT 20-21 October 2018

After four races offshore yesterday and another four races inside the harbour today, Tom and Alan Quick's Outlaw have won the first pointscore regatta of the 2018/19 Farr 40 One Design Trophy Series.

In what is quickly becoming a regular outcome, the Outlaw team have roared into this season at the top of the leaderboard. Tactician David Chapman has put together a team back from his days with the Voodoo Chile programme based in Hobart, Tasmania. Wulf Wilkens, Tim Roberts and Phil Armstrong were part of the winning crew at the Nationals in 2015. Chapman complimented his fellow comrades, "We have a very experienced crew. They hike hard and are loyal team players. We don't train, given the distance between crew members, so today was a great result for us".

Outlaw recruited two new crew members for the final four races of the regatta, who just happened to be Chapman's relatives. "My father came out of retirement today and raced with us, his first Farr 40 race since the 2005 Sydney Worlds aboard Sputnik. We also had my Uncle, Bob Wilmot aboard, so it was a real family affair and nice to come out on top." Chapman also paid tribute to Class newcomers, "It was great to see Jason and Mary King getting stronger and stronger and hopefully they can convert their top mark performances into finishes".

Racing today took place between Middle Head and Neilson Park with 12-22 knots providing perfect conditions for the Australian fleet to fight it out for the trophy.

Yesterday's results showed Double Black biting at Outlaw's heels, however, today the Victorian team, despite their win in Race 7, ended up in second place overall.

The stiff competition of the Farr 40 Worlds in Chicago proved good practice for the Zen team who had the most consistent regatta ever, achieving third place with the following scores over eight races 2-2-5-2-2-4-3-3.

It was the first regatta of the season for Melbourne entry Nutcracker with co-Owners Rob Davis and Andy Baker. Rob Davis, Immediate Past Commodore of the Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) is looking forward to a great season.

"It's been a long time since the team have sailed together and we were just trying to find our feet this weekend. It was a shake-down regatta for us as we are back sailing with our original SYC team. We were a bit rusty turning the corners. We are on now for the rest of the series at Pittwater, Newcastle, the States and Nationals and will be working on starting cleanly and minimising our mistakes. I'd like to thank my co-owner, Andy Baker for his commitment to the Class and our sailing programme. We can't wait to get back into racing in a few weeks at Pittwater and are looking forward to a great season."

Exile owner, Rob Reynolds has been enjoying some holiday time with his family and the Class appreciates his efforts in organising substitute helmsmen, so his Exile crew can still compete. Joe de Kock from Newcastle stepped into the Skipper role this weekend and did a great job. The highlight, winning Race 5. Crew organiser Gary Gietz is enjoying the racing and looking forward to having Rob back for the next regatta.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameSkipperR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8Pts
1AUS040OUTLAWTom & Alan Quick3113312115
2SM2008DOUBLE BLACKRob Pitts1431521421
364221ZENGordon Ketelbey2252243323
48884EXILEJoe De Kock43441347F30
5AUS8888NUTCRACKERRob Davis Andy Baker5625455234
69327SOLYMARJason & Mary King6566666546

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