Aussies dominate at Long Beach

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    Media release – 5 October 2019

    Event: Farr 40 World Championships hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club, 2-5 October 2019

    Aussies dominate at Long Beach

    Australian teams Edake, Easy Tiger and Nutcracker have been dominating the fourteen boat international fleet at the Farr 40 World Championships in Long Beach, California.

    PRO John Busch and the race management team have run three races per day off Seal Beach with courses of approximately 1.1 nautical miles. Conditions have been perfect with sunny days and breeze ranging from 7-22 knots.

    Jeff Carter’s Edake is sitting comfortably in third place and leading Corinthian team. They won the first race of the regatta and were awarded Boat of the Day on Wednesday and have remained consistent across nine races.

    Rob Davis and Andy Baker’s Nutcracker had a brilliant day on the water today with scores of 2.2.4 moving them up the leader board to fifth place.

    Rob Davis (Skipper), Andy Baker (Brace trimmer), Jeremy O’Connell (Tactician), Tim Kenner (Mast), James Marshall (Primary Trimmer), Warwick Hill (Secondary trimmer), Jade Mackay (Float), Madeleine Commins (Pit), Jordan Sunkel-Lozell (Bow) and Alex Newman (Main Trimmer).

    Jeff Carter (Skipper), Evan Walker (Tactician), Tim Lake (Offside Trim), Jaiden Stevens (Pit), Lachlan Carter (Mast), Hamish Hardy (Trim), Rosie Lee (Pit Assist), Alice Tarnawski (Strategy), Connor Banks (Bow) and Sean O’Rourke (Main).

    Chris Way (Skipper), David Chapman (Tactician), Charlotte Baker (Pit Assist), Rachel Bower (Bow), Malcolm Clark (Pit), Phil Armstrong (Headsail Trimmer), Kyle Collins (Grinder), Guy Kennard (Offside trimmer), Steven Natvig, Tim Roberts (Mast).

    The final two races of the championship will take place tomorrow at 1200hrs and with Edake in third place, Nutcracker in fifth and Easy Tiger in sixth, it’s highly likely an Australian team will end up on the podium.


    Jennie Hughes
    Farr 40 Australian Class Administrator
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