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farr from groovin’


farr from groovin’

The Farr 40 Class’s little experiment with the Dominican Republic has predictably turned out to be a train wreck, with only ten boats registered for the once-important Farr 40 World Championship and just over two weeks left until the ‘event’ starts.  The Farr 40 Class inexplicably chose to host their most important regatta at the hard-to-reach, ultra-swanky master-planned Casa De Campos resort in the Caribbean at precisely the time when the F40 class needed an accessible Worlds to encourage some of the many non "Grand Prix" teams that have come to the boat as prices have dropped.

The Farr 40 is a great racing boat, beloved by its owners and crews, and the boats are enjoying a new life in regional one-design fleets in places like Annapolis, Southern California, and Hobart.  But this choice of a Worlds venue – and the idiots behind it – have finally succeeded in accomplishing what the move to masthead kites forestalled for a few years:  The Farr 40 ain’t Grand Prix anymore.  We doubt Rolex is getting a refund…