We’ve only ever had one Sailor Chick of the Year, and we awarded that to Groovederci skipper Deneen Demourkas a few years ago when she became the only female skipper to ever win a keelboat one-design world championship. Then she won another one against a pile of stacked teams in Sweden. And now she’s become the only person to ever win three Farr 30 World Championships – and she did it by just one point in one of the most exciting ends to a regatta we’ve seen in years, beating Jim Richardson’s Barking Mad in the 11-race, no-throwout series. Congrats to a wonderful cheerleader for the sport and her excellent team; Darren “Twirler” Jones (who becomes the first 5-time Farr 30 World Champ), Cam Appleton, Flip Werheim, Andy Hudson, Kate McKay, and Zach Maxam. Nice work, boys and girls, and thanks to Meredith Block for the great shot.
July 20th, 2013