2014 Farr 30 World Championship

Royal Danish Yacht ClubThe spectacular city of Copenhagen, Denmark and the Royal Danish Yacht Club (KDY) will host the 2014 Farr 30 World Championship from August 24 to 30. This storied event returns to Europe after a successful 2012 World Championship sailed in Bastad, Sweden where nineteen teams from seven countries battled it out for the title of World Champion. This year organizers are expecting twenty five entries to showcase their skills in the highly competitive and beloved Farr 30 One Design.

Much to the relief of the fleet, former Class President and three time Farr 30 World Champion, Deneen Demourkas will not be sailing this event however, she will be onsite to offer words of wisdom and to present the Royal Canadian Yacht Club Trophy to the newly crowned World Champion. Demourkas, who has competed in every Mumm/Farr 30 World Championship since 2003 said “it will be very strange to sit on the sidelines for this World Championship and I’m not a very good observer of sailing, I get quite frustrated simply watching”. When asked why she will sit this one out? “It’s time to open the door. I love this Class, I love this boat and I find nothing more satisfying to sail than the Farr 30 however, its time to pass the torch.”

You can bet Class stalwart Harald Bruening of Germany has his eyes on the prize. He too has been sailing the Farr 30 as long as Demourkas and with a string of top five finishes at World Championships, he has yet to win it. “This is our year” says Bruening. “Our boat is perfect, our crew are hungry and we are ready to fight.” Class President Patrick Lindblom is very pleased with the winning bid from KDY stating “Copenhagen is an ideal location from a geographical point of view, a location that allows for good logistics, but more so, offers a fantastic sailing arena on the waters outside Copenhagen. And with a new fantastic club house, we can be sure to enjoy some great social activities off the water. Conditions on the water offer the challenges you would expect from a World Championship, strong currents and rough seas if the weather conditions allows”.

The NOR will be posted after March 1, www.farr30.org

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World Championship (Newport, RI)- Final Race Decides Victory

Groovederci First Ever Triple Farr 30 World Champion




Final Race Decides Victory; Demourkas Beats Richardson By One Point

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (20 July 2013) – With mountainous leftover seas rolling through the offshore racing area, Race Officer Peter Reggio brought the final day of the 2013 Farr 30 World Championship off the Atlantic Ocean and inside beautiful Narragansett Bay.  It was a perfect backdrop for one of the most exciting and dramatic finishes seen in a World Championship in years.  For the entire week, Deneen Demourkas and her two-time World Champ Groovederci battled class stalwart Jim Richardson’s polished Barking Mad and Rod Jabin’s new-to-the-fleet Ramrod for every inch and every crossRichardson and Jabin swapped the overall lead with Demourkas throughout the event, but when it really mattered, it all went Groovederci’s way – for the third straight year.

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