Architect draws up Farr 49 winning plan

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    Ian Grant

    Posted: 3  Oct. 2012

    The winner's trophy

    The winner’s trophy

    Mooloolaba architect Ken Down will have a different set of plans to present when he contests the open Queensland Farr 40 Championship on Brisbane’s Moreton Bay later this month.

    Down, a former Admiral’s Cup winning crew member, and Yachting Queensland president, will need to call on all of his previous experiences to become a front line contender with Bribie Star.

    The Queenslander will face a world class fleet, headed by 2011 Rolex Farr 40 world champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (Transfusion) who finished third at the 2012 Worlds on Lake Michigan last month.

    Transfusion contested the Chicago World’s with London Olympic 49er class gold medallists, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, as key crewmembers and has been nominated as the pre-regatta favourite for the Queensland Championship on October 27-28.

    This presents the father and son sailing team of Ken and Lucas Down with a formidable challenge to compete on the front line, which will also include another father and son team and the Queensland IRC champions, Moreton Bay’s Howard and David Lambourne (Skreenkraft/Lambourdini).

    If local knowledge provides an edge, then the Lambourne combination, who proved to be the star performers in the XXXX Gold IRC Queensland Championship, could become the combination to watch.

    They have been the pacesetters in Queensland Farr 40 racing over the past two seasons and are looking forward to the challenge the event will offer.

    “I believe we’ve ticked all the boxes, with an experienced race management team headed by Louise Davis, and a display of trophies,” Queensland fleet captain, Howard Lambourne, proclaimed.

    Spectators are encouraged to come out and view the racing.