2016 Canadian Championships

Returning to West Vancouver Yacht Club the 2016 Canadian championships served up a challenging course and conditions.  Strong rain, followed by wind in the mid teens and a strong current were the defining points for day one.  Three races were held with some close finishes in the top 4 boats.  The races were defined by a strong start and tactical first leg to be the first to round.  Strong currents made for few passing lanes on the downwind with few boats reshuffling after the first leg.  The event was dominated by Through and eventually won with straight bullets for the event.  Congratulations to Andrew Hamilton and Crew for their excellent teamwork, tactics and boat speed to win the event.  In second place was Spiny Norman skippered by Rich Alban and in third M Power skippered by James Duess.

 2016 Canadian Championship

Farr 30 Fleet

Sailed: 5, Discards: 0, To count: 5, Ratings: PHRFTOT, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
1st Farr 30 Through Farr 30 18 Andrew Hamilton RVYC 54 1.0 1.0 1.0     1.0 1.0   5.0 5.0
2nd Farr 30 Spiny Norman Farr 30 3 Rich Alban WVYC 54 4.0 2.0 2.0     2.0 2.0   12.0 12.0
3rd Farr 30 M Power Farr 30 63 James Duess WVYC 54 3.0 3.0 7.0     3.0 3.0   19.0 19.0
4th Farr 30 Calico Farr 30 12 Fraser Hall RVYC 54 2.0 6.0 4.0     7.0 5.0   24.0 24.0
5th Farr 30 Idiopathic Farr 30 4 Darren Burns RVYC 54 5.0 4.0 5.0     5.0 6.0   25.0 25.0
6th Farr 30 65_Red_Roses Farr 30 7 Bruce Chan WVYC 54 8.0 7.0 3.0     4.0 4.0   26.0 26.0
7th Farr 30 Bat Out Of Hell Farr 30 55 Lance Staughton Hood River YC 54 6.0 5.0 6.0     5.0 7.0   29.0 29.0
8th Farr 30 Short Circuit Farr 30 49 Ross Davidson WVYC 54 7.0 8.0 8.0     9.0 DNF 9.0 DNF   41.0 41.0


2016 Farr30 North American Chamiponships

The Farr30 North American Championship is scheduled to be held Oct 21-23 in Annapolis MD. The event will be held in conjunction with the StormTrysail Chesapeake Fall Regatta. All out of town boats are welcome. Contact Brad Kauffman (Gotcha USA35) bradekauffman (at) gmail.com if you have an interest in attending. He can help with logistics and answer any questions you might have. 

 STC AnnapFallRegatta


H.E.A.T. wins Farr30 International Regatta 2016

The spectacular town of Båstad, Sweden and the Båstad Marina hosted the 2016 Farr 30 International Regatta as well as the Swedish National Championship beginning August 3rd with 4 great race days. The fleet of 12 boats was quickly divided and the title was battled out between 5 of the boats with leads that changed daily.

Dr Harald Bruening and his team on "Topas" looked like the favorite from the start and sailed a clinically clean race. However, going into the final day, there was only 1 point difference between the top teams. "Accountor" was in the lead at the end of day 3 but was forced over the line in the first race on the final day which cost them the lead. "Happy Yachting", the incumbent Swedish Champion was close behind onpoints and only boat lengths behind in most races but the most spectacular team was the young boys from Germany with the boat "H.E.A.T" that never gave up. They won the prize on Thursday's memorial race for the late Jan Hagg (the first owner of a Farr30 in Sweden) for best performance after a bad start and were second to last over the line but finished 3rd that day.

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