Australian Fleet Newsletter January 2011

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    Rolex Trophy in December gave a lot of teams an opportunity to line up with a number of our international teams and it is fantastic to see 20 teams have entered the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds here in Sydney.  We look forward to racing and socialising with owners from interstate and overseas for the 10 days in February when we will all be at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron who has hosted numerous Farr 40 regattas over the years and is a wonderful location to enjoy Sydney’s wonderful harbour and its surrounds.  Rolex as our class sponsor for ten years will this year be providing Virtual Eye which will be a 3D onboard tracking which will allow racing to be watched from all corners of the world.

    With 6 weeks until we kick off the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship this newsletter contains information regarding the upcoming class regattas in February, namely the Farr 40 Summer Sprint Series on Feb 12 and 13, the 2011 Farr 40 Australian Championship on Feb 18-20 and the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship on Feb 23-26.

    In this newsletter is information regarding the schedule of events from February 14-26, reminders on what documentation needs to be renewed, completed and submitted, Corinthian Division rules, current point-score for the 2010-2011 Australian Farr 40 circuit and website addresses for you to go to for information you may be looking for.

    Information for all class events in Australia is on this site. NoR’s and entry forms for the Feb 12-13 F40 Summer Sprint Series are now under the “Results” tab, above, and the Feb 18-20 2011 Farr 40 Australian Championship will be distributed by January 21 and posted here.

    Information for 2011 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds is available at

    Entries for the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds are below:

    Boat Name Owner Country Sail # Tactician
    Barking Mad Jim Richardson USA USA 50955 Hamish Pepper
    Easy Tiger II Chris Way Australia AUS 8858 TBA
    Enigma David Gotze & Michael Cranitch Australia AUS 6151 TBA
    Estate Master Lisa & Martin Hill Australia AUS 615 Tom Slingsby
    Flash Gordon Helmut & Evan Jahn USA USA 60002 Bill Hardesty
    Goombay Smash William Douglass USA USA 2 James Spithill
    Hooligan Marcus Blackmore Australia AUS 521 Grant Simmer
    iMpi Ivan Resnekov Australia AUS 6024 Ian Short
    Kokomo Lang Walker Australia AUS 8883 Adrian Stead
    Le Renard Steve Phillips USA USA 8883 Michael Coxon
    Nerone Antonio Sodo Migliori & Massimo Mezzaroma Italy ITA 1972 Vasco Vascotto
    Plenty Alex Roepers USA USA 133 Chris Larson
    Southern Star John Calvert-Jones & Damien King Australia AUS 1770 Noel Drennan
    Sputnik Ivan Wheen Australia AUS 5868 Tom King
    Struntje Light Wolfgang Schaefer Germany GER 40 TBA
    Transfusion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis Australia AUS6422 TBA
    Twin Edake Jeff Carter Australia AUS 007 TBA
    Voodoo Chile Andrew Hunn & Lloyd Clark Australia AUS 8888 Chris Main
    White Cloud Brett Neill New Zealand AUS 6038 Stephen McConaghy
    Wired Stephen Boyes Australia AUS 52074 TBA

    Important Reminders
    • Renew Class Membership and One Design Certificates for 2011 if you have not already done so. 2011 class membership and one design certificate’s need to be renewed now so they can be processed in time for the February events. Please go here
    • Enter the events if you have not already done so
    • Book times for Crew weigh-in, Safety Checks, Boat Weighing and Sail Measurement. Please email Tink Chambers to book times for these
    • For your convenience all the required forms and documents are available at
    • Crew Declarations for 2011 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds need to be submitted by February 1 2011 to Stagg Yachts. Please email the Appendix 5 Worlds crew declaration to by this date.
    • If you will be partaking in class racing for the first time please contact Sam Crichton to go over class racing requirements
    • ISAF rankings – If your crew needs to update their ISAF ranking, in particular those racing as amateurs please do so NOW.
    • If you are new to F40 class racing helmsmen need to apply for helmsmen eligibility on the class website at , if you need any assistance with this please contact Sam Crichton
    • Those owners and teams who are planning on racing in Corinthian division please make sure you qualify according to the Corinthian Division rules below
    • If you have any questions please email Sam Crichton now so as to get answers and make sure teams are ready for racing

    2011 February Calendar of Events 2011

    February 5 Friendly class training session **

    February 12 – 13 Farr 40 Summer Sprint Series – MHYC

    February 18 – 20 2011 Farr 40 Australian Championship – RSYS

    February 23 – 26 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship – RSYS **

    ** Australian 2010-11 Circuit Non point score regattas

    Corinthian Division class rules

    The Corinthian trophy will be a part of all Farr 40 One Design class racing, in regional events and the national, continental and world championships, starting on January 1, 2005.   The rules are very simple – you are only allowed two professional sailors on board (they can be Group 2 or 3) and only three new sails per calendar year to use when you are competing for the Corinthian trophy.    Corinthian trophy competitors will be racing with the rest of the fleet, and owners who register for the Corinthian trophy are also eligible for winning overall event prizes.

    Owners may purchase up to three extra new sails each year that will be eligible for Corinthian fleet racing.   Owners will still be able to purchase up to the maximum of seven sails per year, so that they can sail events in either category.  We will highlight the three sails you select each year in the database, so administrators worldwide will be able to see which new sails are Corinthian trophy legal.   The rest of the inventory (as defined in Class Rule 25.1) that you declare for each event must be manufactured in the previous calendar year or older.

    Each region will be responsible for organizing the prizes or negotiating with yacht clubs to provide for the Corinthian trophies at Circuit events.   Guidelines for awarding the trophy will be uniform worldwide.  If between 1- 5 Corinthian trophy entrants are registered, first place overall in that category will be awarded.   First and second places will be awarded for events with 6-10 entrants, and first through third will be awarded for 11-15 entrants.

    2010-2011 Australian Circuit Point Score

    With four events in the 2010-2011 Australian Farr 40 Circuit being completed the current standings are here.

    Schedule of Events February 14-26 2011

    Measurement schedule

    February 14-16 Boat weighing and measurement – Sydney City Marine, Rozelle. As per schedule

    February 16-17 Owner and crew weigh ins – Race Office RSYS As per schedule. This weigh-in is for both the Australian and the World Championships. If more than 4 crew members are being replaced after the Australian Championship, the Owner and all crew must weigh-in again for the World Championship.

    February 21-22 Sail Measurement – RSYS As per schedule


    Feb 17 Skippers and Tacticians briefing for the 2011 Farr 40 Australian Championship – 5:30pm RSYS

    Feb 22 Skippers and Tacticians briefing for the 2011 Farr 40 World Championship – 5:30pm RSYS

    Farr 40 Owners meetings

    February 19 Farr 40 Owners AGM (All Owners)– RSYS 6pm

    Regatta schedule

    February 12-13 F40 Summer Sprint Series – MHYC

    February 18-20 2011 Farr 40 Australian Championship – RSYS

    February 22 Farr 40 Official Practice Race – RSYS

    February 23-26 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship – RSYS

    Social Schedule for Competitors and guests

    February 17 Opening cocktail party 2011 Farr 40 Australian Championship – 6:30pm RSYS

    February 18, 19 Post racing drinks – RSYS

    February 20 Prize presentation 2011 Farr 40 Australian Championship – RSYS

    February 21 Farr 40 Owners dinner – RSYS Invitation only

    February 22 Opening cocktail party 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship – 6:30pm RSYS Invitation only

    February 23, 24, 25 Post racing drinks – RSYS

    February 26 Rolex Prize Presentation for the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship – 7pm Invitation only

    For more information please contact Sam Crichton: samcrichton(at)