2015/16 Farr 40 Australian Open Series: 12 & 13 December at RPAYC – Day 2 Media Release

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    Event: 2015/16 Farr 40 Australian Open Series on 12 & 13 December 2015 at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

    Transfusion trilogy

    Today’s race management was run by NRO Elaine Fowler who set the course at a 040 degree bearing of one nautical mile for day 2 and the final four races of the 2015/16 Farr 40 Australian Open December regatta held at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Conditions were ideal again today with a building north easterly of 8-15 knots, which increased to 18-20 knots for the last race of the day.

    Congratulations to Guido Belgiorno-Nettis and the Transfusion team for their third regatta win in a row for this season.  The pairing of Belgiorno-Nettis and Tactician David Chapman is proving unstoppable and today’s conditions suited the team down to the ground.

    Belgiorno-Nettis thanked Andrew Butler, Joachim Fluhrer and Carl Russett for joining the fleet. “Thanks to the Pittwater teams for showing their support of the Class. It was so nice to see nine boats on the start line, which is the biggest fleet we have seen in some time. It was very nice to be sailing in Pittwater. It is such a beautiful waterway, which I look forward to returning to in my motor boat over the Christmas break. Congratulations to all the teams for great sailing, particularly Jeff Carter and Gordon Ketelbey.” Belgiorno-Nettis also made special thanks to the ladies on the start boat who ran a wonderful regatta today.

    Jeff Carter and the Edake crew had another blinder with three seconds and a third securing second place overall and Corinthian Winner. Jeff was very happy with the excellent performance of the crew, tactics and strategy. “Going into the last race, we were only one point behind Transfusion to be boat of the day. We have never been in a position like this before and all I can say is kudos to the absolute focus of the crew and Tactician Evan Walker in getting us around the course efficiently and quickly. We were very pleased with our overall speed as well”.

    It was not to be for Windy Too and Komodo today who both retired for the afternoon after Race 2 with equipment damage.

    Zen Owner Gordon Ketelbey had a consistent regatta and with four good races today took away third place overall.   The Corinthian team are very happy with this result and are looking forward to the January regattas being held at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

    It’s down to business now for the Australian One Design Fleet as they prepare for the pointscore events at the NSW State Title (23 & 24 January) and the National Championships: John Calvert-Jones Trophy (29-31 January) both being held at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club and then the big one, the Farr 40 Rolex World Championships being held at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron 16-19 February 2016.

    Series Results [One Design ET] up to Race 8
    Place Ties Sail No Boat Name Skipper Sers Score Race 8 Race 7 Race 6 Race 5 Race 4 Race 3 Race 2 Race 1
    1 6422 TRANSFUSION G.Belgiorno- Nettis 11.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
    2 7 EDAKE Jeff Carter 24.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 2.0 5.0
    3 64221 ZEN Gordon Ketelbey 27.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 5.0 2.0 3.0 4.0
    4 8884 EXILE Rob Reynolds 36.0 5.0 6.0 4.0 4.0 6.0 3.0 5.0 3.0
    5 5588 GOOD FORM Joe de Kock 37.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 2.0 6.0 6.0 1.0
    6 5868 KINDERGARTEN Rod Jones 39.0 4.0 4.0 1.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 4.0 6.0
    7 51408 HARLEQUIN J.Fluhrer D.Williams 60.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 9.0
    8 6024 WINDY TOO Carl Russett 65.0 10.0C 10.0C 10.0C 9.0 4.0 4.0 10.0S 8.0
    9 9327 KOMODO Andrew Butler 71.0 10.0C 10.0C 10.0C 8.0 9.0 9.0 8.0 7.0

    Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club for excellent race management and hospitality.

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    By Jennie Hughes

    Farr 40 Class Administrator

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