While some may claim beginners luck, the first place team, Far Niente, of the 2019 Farr 40 World Championship earned their win with an amazing team and by going back to the fundamentals.
Brand new to the Farr 40 class, Vince Brun and Drew Freides, Far Niente co-owners, have only been sailing in the fleet for 10 days prior to taking the win in Long Beach, California this week from Wednesday, October 2 to Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Drew Freides commented on their win. “It was a learning experience the entire way. This was the 10th day we’ve sailed the boat and we’re sailing against guys who have been sailing these boats for over 10 years. We put together an amazing team with some of the best including Vince Brun and Eric Doyle, focused on the fundamentals, tried to get good starts, sail smart and sail clean.”
Closely behind Far Niente was 2018 World Champion Wolfgang Schaefer’s Struntje Light, finishing with 36 points, only three points behind Freides/Brun. In third was Jeff Carter’s Edake with 41 points.
The regatta took place in the waters off Long Beach, generally south of Alamitos Bay Harbor. On Wednesday, the sailors embraced the 20 knot conditions. As the regatta carried on, the average breeze filled in at 10-12 knots daily.Read More
PRO John Busch and the race management team have run three races per day off Seal Beach with courses of approximately 1.1 nautical miles. Conditions have been perfect with sunny days and breeze ranging from 7-22 knots.
Jeff Carter’s Edake is sitting comfortably in third place and leading Corinthian team. They won the first race of the regatta and were awarded Boat of the Day on Wednesday and have remained consistent across nine races.
Rob Davis and Andy Baker’s Nutcracker had a brilliant day on the water today with scores of 2.2.4 moving them up the leader board to fifth place.Read More
CHICAGO, IL (October 9, 2018): The culmination of the 2018 Farr 40 World Championship served up nail-biting competition, coming down to the final race of the event as Wolfgang Schaefer's Struntje light edged out Alex Roeper's Plenty who finished a critical two boats behind nullifying their two-point lead. One of the two boats was the Corinthian Champion, Leif Sigmond and Marcus Thymian's Norboy, capping-off a dominant performance over the Corinthian fleet.
The final day of racing at the 2018 Farr 40 World Championship saw the least amount of breeze and flattest water with unseasonably warm temperatures for fall in Chicago. With southerly winds dipping below 10 knots, teams who excelled in the lighter conditions established themselves early.Read More