Farr 40 Worlds Goes Platinum
Published on July 12th, 2017
The twentieth edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, organised by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title Sponsor Rolex, will be held from Thursday July 13th to Sunday July 16th and will be raced in the waters off Porto Cervo in Italy. This is the third time that Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has organised this event in Porto Cervo, after the 2003 and 2009 editions.
The Rolex Farr 40 World Championship officially gets underway today, Wednesday July 12th tactician’s briefing where some of the world’s top sailors will be present. Count on seeing Italians Vasco Vascotto, Matteo Ivaldi and Michele Regolo, the American Terry Hutchinson, the New Zealander Hamish Pepper, and the Brit Nick Rogers, twice an Olympic silver medallist in the 470 Class. As per tradition, the briefing will be followed by a Welcome Cocktail on the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s poolside terrace.
Riccardo Bonadeo, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Commodore: “Farr 40s are a larger sized One Design that has made history. Even now, twenty years after the launch of the first yacht in the series, these boats still attract expert owners/helmsmen and top sailors. I’m very happy that the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is organising the twentieth edition of the World Championship of such a prestigious Class. I want to thank everyone who is participating in the event and my special thanks go to Rolex, who offers their enthusiastic support both to the Farr 40 Class and to many of the most important regattas at our Club.”
The Rolex Farr 40 Pre-Worlds, with six races on July 10 and 11 in the waters off Porto Cervo, went to Alex Roepers and his yacht, Plenty. Finishing second was Enfant Terrible owned by Alberto Rossi with third place for Asterisk, a Turkish team headed by Hasip Gencer. Full results.
Racing on the first day of the World Championship is scheduled to start Thursday July 13th at noon. Up to three windward/leeward courses will be raced each day for a maximum total of 11 races. The forecast calls for north-westerly Mistral breezes that should shift towards the north-east during the weekend.
Source: Marialisa Panu/Giuliano Luzzatto
Editor’s note: Traditionally, the 20th anniversary was celebrated with china but in modern days, the official gift is platinum… thus the headline.