Farr 30 Org - Farr 30 Nth Americans – 22 Jun 2014
Farr 30 Nth Americans Final Day
Two scheduled races remaining and two points separating the leaders coming into the final day of the 2014 Farr 30 North Americans. With light cloud cover there was concern that the breeze may not come in across English Bay. The warning signal for race 10 was on time at 10:30 and the breeze quickly built allowing for a clean start of the three lap windward leeward course. Throughout the race there were multiple position changes on each leg with Through taking line honors, Nefarious in second and Idiopathic taking third. Patricia had challenges in the lighter airs, coming in seventh and swapping the overall lead with Through allowing them a four point lead.
During the countdown to the final race (race 11) the wind veered and a quick line reset was done to get the yachts away. In the final minutes of the countdown an unsuspecting spectator on a kayak was informed of their impending predicament of being run down by a fleet of Farr 30 yachts they held station with perfect views of the start. With growing aggression on the line two boats were over (Idiopathic and M Power). With the light cloud cover clearing not only did the spectacular views improve but so did the wind. The battle for first overall was still on, however Through managed to pull another first with Patricia in second and Dopamine continuing her solid performance and came in third. These finish places in this race also reflected the overall top three standings of the regatta as listed below. On the final day in the final two races not only did the lead change (yet again) but so did many of the mid fleet positions with Project Mayhem fighting her way to forth and Idiopathic breaking the sixth equal deadlock to come in fifth. Nefarious picking up two places and 65_RedRoses one. With close racing throughout the regatta the final day of racing was make or break for all fleet positions.