New Australian Class President

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    Transfusion in 2012 Nationals. Photo Erin McKnight

    Transfusion in 2012 Nationals. Photo Erin McKnight

    The Australian Farr 40 Class has a new acting Class President: Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (owner ‘Transfusion’). Guido has accepted an offer by outgoing Class President, Martin Hill, to take on the role of acting Australian President until he can be formally voted in by Owners at the next AGM. In Martin’s absence overseas, Guido will commence as acting President immediately. Guido will bring a mix of organisational and marketing skills to the fore, along with his exceptional sailing skills and passion for the Farr 40 class.

    “I would like to acknowledge Martin’s leadership of the class during his tenure as the Australian President, and all the great work he has done for the fleet.” said Guido. “I offer myself as a candidate for the Australian Class Presidency at the next AGM. Until that time, as acting President I look forward to continuing the drive to improve the Australian Class activity so that all owners will thoroughly enjoy their sailing. More importantly, I aim to increase participation with a new schedule of sailing including state championships in Tasmania, Qld and NSW. Martin and I are looking forward to travelling to Hobart and Brisbane with our respective crews to compete in these inaugural events. We hope other owners will also join us at these interstate events. My Transfusion team also looks forward to joining Lang Walker’s Kokomo team in competing in the Farr 40 Worlds in Chicago in September this year.”

    Meanwhile, Martin will continue to be active in the Farr 40 class, retaining his role as International Class President. He will be campaigning with Lisa and their Estate Master team at the Newcastle Regatta, QLD & Tasmanian States Titles, as well as the Sydney regattas.