Monday, October 3, 2011

Farr 40s Set To Take Over Turkey

Spectacular conditions are expected as the eight participating teams prepare for two very decisive Farr 40 regattas that kick off in Istanbul, Turkey this week. The UNO Farr 40 European Circuit - Event 3 (9th -11th October) and the UNO Farr 40 European Championship 2011 (12th - 16th October) are being hosted by the Marmara Sailing Club in collaboration with the Farr 40 Class Association
Photo: Lulu Roseman
Racing will take place from 9th to 11th October in the 3rd Circuit Event and from 13th to 16th October in the European Championship, which is also valid as the fourth and final European Circuit event for 2011. During the final prize giving ceremony awards will go to the overall winner of the Farr 40 European Circuit and the Farr 40 European Champion 2011.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
The events present an interesting mix of experienced campaigners such as current Farr 40 World Champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis'Transfusion (AUS) and three-time World Champion Jim Richardson's ('98, '04, '09) Barking Mad (USA), alongside promising newcomers such as Turkey's Provezza 8 which placed fourth in the second leg of the circuit in Porto Cervo in July.
Photo: Lulu Roseman
With a fleet representing six nations, the Farr 40 European Championship has attracted the usual line-up of top international yachtsmen. Lorenzo Bressani, tactician aboard Alessandro Barnaba's Fiamma (ITA), has nine World and seven European titles under his belt and his just been nominated for the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Awards 2011.

The Kiwi contingent, meanwhile, will be well-represented with America's Cup veteran Cameron Appleton calling tactics on Struntje Light (GER), Olympic medallist John Cutler on Charisma (MON)  owned by Nico Poons and Hamish Pepper on Barking Mad, amongst others.

Lulu Roseman

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