Posts Tagged ‘Farr 30’
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
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
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