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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Class News & Call For Nominations

The Class Association has been busy updating our mailing list, which hasn't been updated in several years. Within the past three weeks we have made contact with over 60 Farr 30 owners from around the world! If you have not received communications from us and would like to, please join our mailing list. Our first order of business is to bring you up to date on some recent actions by the World Council.

First, the Class Association dues have been reduced from $500US to $300US for 2016. Your dues pay for the upkeep of the class website, costs of recognition by ISAF, administration costs of providing and tracking sail buttons and OD certificates as well as help offset some of the costs of putting on a World Championship event each year. The class website has been updated to reflect the new dues and you will be able to make payment there.

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Darren ‘Twirler’ Jones convincingly wins sixth Farr 30 world title

ramrod sSailing mainsheet hand for American Rod Jabin (Ramrod), Australian yachtsman Darren ‘Twirler’ Jones has won his sixth Farr 30 World Championship, this time in Seattle, USA, where Ramrod dominated from the outset.

Born in Tasmania where he is still a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Jones, who now lives in South Australia, has proven to be a talisman for a variety of owners when it comes to winning Farr 30 world titles. His first was with Richard Perini (AUS) in 2004, then came Guy Stening (AUS) 2008, and Deneen Demourkas (USA) in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Speaking from the USA, Jones said: “The Farr 30, in my mind, is still one of the best one-design keel boats ever designed, and is now going on 20 years old. To be able to win six world championships in this class is amazing. I feel very lucky.” 

Ramrod was declared the winner of the Corinthian Yacht Club hosted event after three days of almost perfect conditions on Puget Sound came to an abrupt end on the fourth and final day of the Championship when breeze failed to materialize on course area.

“Winds were mainly around the 10-12 knot range, but we had one 8 knots and another in 16,” said Jones, an in-demand mainsheet hand on the international circuit, particularly in one-design classes, in which he specialises.

Ramrod’s crew opened their account with a win, leading Race 1 from start to end. From a total of nine races, they won six, to take the title from an international high-calibre entry of 14 boats.

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Farr 30 European Circuit 2015

Dear Farr 30 friends,

The class is evolving and 2015 it is time to once again introduce a European circuit. This is a direct result of the German fleet getting bigger and together with the strong Swedish fleet join forces to compete on European level! Follow the following link or click the image below: Farr 30 European circuit

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