Nutcracker wins first race of the season

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    Media release – 14 September 2019

    Event: Farr 40 social regatta, 14 & 15 September 2019 hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club

    Nutcracker wins first race of the season

    Day one of the Farr 40 social regatta and season opener saw the eight boat fleet join the CYCA Short Ocean Pointscore and co-owners Rob Davis and Andy Baker’s Nutcracker won the first race of the weekend.

    The Melbourne based Nutcracker crew have been travelling to Sydney to train through winter in preparation for the upcoming Farr 40 Worlds in Long Beach, California and their efforts certainly paid off today.

    “It was really close racing with the first five boats only spread out over a couple of hundred meters at the finish.  We were placed about fourth out of the heads and once we got the lead, we held it until the end.  Our winter training has been really beneficial and time on the water has given us a much better feel.  It was great to win the first race of the season, however, we’ve been in this predicament before, so we won’t jinx ourselves just yet.” Davis said.

    MHYC Race Officer Steve Tucker ran the two and half hour race which started off Nielsen Park and headed to an offshore mark approximately 3 miles east in stunning conditions with 12-14 knots.

    Substitute helmsman Chris Way, a past Farr 40 Owner (Easy Tiger), filled in for Tom Quick’s Outlaw with the usual crew including David Chapman as Tactician.  The reigning National Championship team were closely behind Nutcracker in second place, narrowly followed by Rob Reynolds’ Exile in third.

    Competitors enjoyed a beach party back at MHYC and the camaraderie within the Class is at an all-time high for what promises to be an exciting year ahead.

    Tomorrows racing will commence at 11am inside the harbour for up to three races with Phil Yeomans calling the shots at Principal Race Officer.

    The Farr 40 Australian Class is proudly sponsored by Hacer Group.


    Jennie Hughes

    Farr 40 Australian Class Administrator

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