Transfusion wins the 2010 Farr 40 Australian Championship
Sydney (AUS) – After nine races over three days of racing in Sydney Guido Belgiorno Nettis and the
Day three of racing was held on the Macquarie Circle, off Sydney's Macquarie lighthouse, in a lighter breeze than the fleet experienced yesterday with a direction of East South East and reaching a top of 10 knots. The lumpy sea state settled a little but still tested the mettle of everyone aboard.
The defending Champion Belgiorno Nettis and the Transfusion
Jeff Carter’s Edake sailed their best day of the series to finish second in race eight and nine. Chris Way’s Easy Tiger II and Brett Neill’s White Cloud finished race eight in fourth and fifth respectively which put them in equal third going into the final race.
The ninth and final race of the series and Transfusion repeated their result from race eight to win both race eight and nine of the series and wrap the regatta up with a two point separation over Estate Master in second.
“I’d like to thank Guido and his
New Zealander Neill’s White Cloud repeated their 2009 performance and finished in third overall in the 2010 Farr 40 Australian Championship.
Also decided at this event is the winner of the 2009-2010 Farr 40 Australian Circuit which Lisa and Martin Hill have won on seven points. The best five results of the six event circuit count and this is the first time Lisa and Martin Hill have won the Farr 40 Australian Circuit.
The Farr 40 class would like to thank Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron for hosting the event and the race committee.
Estate Master and Transfusion are heading to Dominican Republic next moth to take part in the 2010 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship and the event will then move to the waters of Sydney for 2011 when the Australian fleet play host to the international fleet.
2010 Farr 40 Australian Championship Final Results:
1 Transfusion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis RSYS 17
2 Estate Master Lisa & Martin Hill MHYC 19
3 White Cloud Brett Neill RNZYS 31
4 Easy Tiger II Chris Way RPAYC 32
5 Edake Jeff Carter MHYC 36
2009-2010 Farr 40 Australian Circuit
1st Lisa and Martin Hill 7pts
2nd Guido Belgiorno-Nettis 8pts
3rd Chris Way 16pts
Corinthian Division winner
Edake, Jeff Carter
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