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The Farr 30 North Americans kicks off at the Royal Van.  Report from Day One thanks to Carrick Woodfield.

With the forecasted gradient wind from the South the wind, in true Vancouver form settled in as an Easterly for the first race. The fleet of eleven Farr 30 yachts from Canada and the USA competing for the 2014 North American Championships were champing at the bit with two boats a little over zealous and OCS.

DSCF2364After two windward leeward laps it was Patricia, then Nefarious followed by a local Through. Time for the wind to do a 180 and build from the West! So up with the AP and anchor then head out toward Spanish Banks for the second of what would be three courses through the day. The wind filled in well from the west and the second race got underway with the fleet pushing the line. Nefarious crossed the finish first followed by Through and Project Mayhem.

Keeping the same course for race three the fleet lined up for the start and, with only seconds to go, the AP was called for and a restart was had. This time under “I” flag conditions. Patricia coming in first with Through and Spiny Norman close behind. At this time only one point separated the leader Patricia from Through in second overall, so the competition is heating up. To complete the tour of English Bay the race course was moved to the Northwest, the other side of most of the bulk carriers. Most of the fleet started to hold back from the line and headed out on starboard toward a ship now lifting anchor to cross the course. The ship fitted perfectly across the course between legs of the fleet adding additional challenges without issue. Through crossed the finish first with Patricia second thereby swapping the overall lead for the day and Deep Pickle came in third for the race.

No further racing today was signaled and off to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club bar to find one protest and one request for redress. The protest was dismissed and the redress not granted. The overall results after Day 1 are:

CAN 18 Through 8

USA 704 – Patricia 9

USA 53 – Nefarious 20

USA 64 – Project Mayhem 22

USA 691 – Dopamine 22

CAN 3 – Spiny Norman 25

USA 62 – Deep Pickle 26

CAN 63 – M Power 28

USA 55 – Bat Out Of Hell 32

CAN 7 – 65_RedRoses 35

CAN 4 – Idiopathic 37

With one point in it for the top two spots it will be light on the rum in the bar tonight. There is plenty to play for in the pack with places bound to change tomorrow, so pray to the wind gods tonight for solid breeze tomorrow. A new video covering most starts and finishes for the Farr 30 North American Championships is available on you tube here.


June 21st, 2014 by admin

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The breeze came in on day 3 of the Farr 30 Worlds, up to 20 knots with steep waves gave everyone some good times and bad, with Groovederci dropping back to third, Barking Mad once again in second, and Annapolis boatyard owner Rod Jabin leading the way.  Two races in a forecast 15-20 tomorrow will decide it, perhaps inside Narragansett Bay  – just 4 points separates the three boats and you can watch it happen on their Facebook page tomorrow starting around 1030 AM.  At the same time, there’s a three-way battle for supremacy amongst the Aussie expats; Jeremy Wilmot is in 8th as tactician aboard Just Plain Nutz, cousin David Chapman is aboard Topas in 6th, and cousin Pauly Atkins is in fifth, shown here aboard Bliksem, getting a bit wonky.  Meredith Block photo; day three gallery is here.  Clean interviews Jabin here.

July 19th, 2013 by admin

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A postponment at the Farr 30 Worlds gave some of Newport’s nippers the time to check out the deck of the Farr (or is it “YARRR”?) 30 Just Plain Nutz on Thursday; it’s part of Sail Newport’s very successful junior program, which includes one day of week of ‘dress like a pirate’.  America’s future rock stars? Possibly.  They sure did like the Farr.

Meanwhile, Deneen Demourkas jumped from 4th to 1st with one horizon-job win on Thursday; the back-to-back World Champ has a 4 point lead over Jabin/Larson/McClintock and another two back to Richardson/Hutchinson/Baxter.  With up to 20 knots today (and live coverage on their Facebook page), the shit is getting serious…Meredith Block photo and yesterday’s full gallery here.

Title inspiration to a guy that somehow managed to turn shitty drunken singing on a boat into a multi-million dollar revenue stream.

July 19th, 2013 by admin

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With temps hitting 100 on the dock yesterday and humidity near max, it’s likely at least one trimmer will burst into flame at some point during this week’s Farr 30 Worlds in Newport RI.  Will past SCOTY Deneen Demourkas take her third consecutive World title despite not having set foot in the boat since Sweden last year?  Will T Hutch finally bring the elusive title to a long-suffering Jim Richardson and Barking Mad?  Will 2009 M32 World Champ and perennial shit-stirrer Pieter Taselaar surprise everyone on his home turf? Or will German light-air specialist Dr. Harald Bruening – the only Euro team here – take out the big dogs?

Clean and Mer are covering their fourth M30 Worlds in a row; check out daily reports right here, and watch their real-time-ish video/photo/text coverage on the F30 Facebook page.  Meredith Block photo of da bronx’s Just Plain Nutz doing some late night hatch repair and more setup photos here.

July 17th, 2013 by admin


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