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  • Plenty Wins 2017 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds
  • Plenty lengthens her lead
  • Two Races Sailed Saturday

Farr 40 WorldsEnfant Terrible and Flash Gordon are also on the podium. Pazza Idea wins the Corinthian Class

Porto Cervo, Italy: Plenty, owned by Alex Roepers with tactician Terry Hutchinson, the defending champions at the start of the event, are World Champions for the third time in the Farr 40 One Design Class. Theirs is the top spot on the podium at the 20th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship organised in Porto Cervo by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title Sponsor Rolex and the Farr 40 Class Association.

Vice-Champion for 2017 is Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible with tactician Vasco Vascotto, whose excellent performance today let her finish the event just three points behind Plenty. Flash Gordon (Jahn/Reeser) was also very close, so it was a fight to the finish for the title. Corinthian World Champion is Bresciani's Pazza Idea with Matteo Ivaldi tactician and Claudia Rossi at the helm. At twenty-four years old, Rossi is the youngest person to win in the Farr 40 Class.

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PlentyFlash Gordon and Enfant Terrible are trailing at a fair distance; tomorrow is the final day of racing

Porto Cervo, July 15, 2017. The 20th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with Title sponsor Rolex and the Farr 40 Class Association, saw four races run today in north westerly breezes that built gradually from 6 to 12 knots from 11:00 AM when racing started to the late afternoon of a long day.

Today, Quantum Sails Race Day, saw hard fought racing in a tightly packed fleet as so often happens in the Farr 40 One Design fleet. There were several changes in the top positions in the four races run today with almost all of the top placed teams having a day of mixed results. 

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Two more races sailed Saturday in moderate winds. Plenty continues to stretch out its lead. The forecast for Sunday is for much higher winds, approaching 25-30 knots.

Results after four races:

1. Plenty, Alex Roepers / Terry Hutchinson, USA, 1-2-1-2, 6 points
2. Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi / Basco Vascotto, ITAm 2-4-4-6, 16
3. Flash Gordon, Helmut and Evan Jahn / Morgan Reeser, USA, 4-7-5-1, 17
4. Zen (Corinthian), Gordon Ketelbey / David Chapnan, AUS, 7-1-8-4, 20
5. Pazza Idea (Corinthian), Pierluigi Bresciani / Matteo Ivaldi, ITA, 3-5-7-5, 20
6. Struntje Light, Wolfgang Schaefer / Hamish Pepper, GER,6-6-2-7, 21
7. Asterisk, Hasip Gencer / Nick Rogers, TUR, 9 (DNF)-3-6-3, 21
8. MP 30 + 10, Luca Pierdomenico / Michele Regolo, ITA, 5-8-3-8, 24

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