Farr 40 Worlds Returns to Sydney:
Since its inception in 1997, the Farr 40 Class Association has had an Australian presence, with Sydney now in the spotlight as it serves as site for the 2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship on February 16-19. Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron will host the renowned event for the second time with a talent-laden fleet of 12 boats slated to compete in the four day, 11-race event.
Victoria native John Calvert-Jones was one of the original owners and the past class president would skipper Southern Star to victory at the 2000 World Championship. Calvert-Jones, who received a tremendous honor when he was named the first Life Member of the class, was the first of many owners from the Land Do…
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Clipper Race: The Final Stages:
(February 12, 2016; Day 24) – As the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet enters the final stages of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, the teams continue towards various waypoints on the route, enjoying comfortable sailing conditions along the way. Visit Seattle and Mission Performance continue their journey south, while the other ten boats are now all northbound.
Having faced a tough beat out of Rio in Race 2, and again out of Albany towards Sydney in Race 4, heading windward towards Da Nang, is proving much easier to manage for the teams, as Qingdao Skipper Bob Beggs explains: “Well, they say gentlemen never go to windward, but if they do, they should do it as w…
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