LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA - Skipper Alex Roepers and his team on Plenty put forth one of the most impressive performances in the history of the Farr 40 North American Championship, posting a tremendous score line en route to a commanding victory.
Roeper steered Plenty to first place finishes in 10 of 11 races to finish with a remarkably low score of 11 points - 22 better than runner-up Struntje Light - to capture his second North American crown. Veteran professional Terry Hutchinson called tactics for Roepers, who has now won both his North American titles while racing off Long Beach.
"We couldn't be more pleased with the results," said Roepers, whose second place finish in Race 2 marked the only time Plenty did not get the gun. "It was definitely a very rare and unusual score line in this class. I don't think I've ever experienced anything quite like this."Read More
Ray Roberts traveled from Sydney, Australia to southern California to compete in the 71st annual Newport to Ensenada International Race held late last month. Roberts recently bought a 1986 vintage Frers-designed 50-footer named Airwaves and was thrilled to skipper the old IOR warhorse to fourth place in PHRF B class.
Members of the Airwaves crew convinced Roberts to stay in the United States a while longer in order to compete in the Farr 40 North American Championship, being held May 10-13 off Long Beach.Read More
Plenty opened the 2018 campaign with another victory after getting all it could handle from longtime rival Struntje Light.
Roepers steered Plenty to first place finishes in five of seven races as the two-time defending world champs began the 2018 International Circuit by claiming the West Coast Championship, held out of Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club.Read More