Farr 30 Class Looks Northward For 2012 Worlds
GROWING FLEET IN SWEDEN TO HOST FIRST-EVER SCANDINAVIAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NEXT JULY
Båstad, SWEDEN (6 October 2011) – The Farr 30 Class confirmed today that 2012 will see the first-ever Scandinavian-hosted World Championship for the popular 30-foot racing yacht. “We’re proud of our fleet’s growth here in Sweden, and we’re extremely excited to introduce the best racing class in the world to one of the best sailing venues in the world,” said Patrick Lindblom, owner of the Swedish Farr 30 “ORCA” and co-organizer of the event along with Sailing Båstad. “Båstad is an extremely fun place to spend a week, and the town is used to hosting major events like the ATP Tennis Pro Tour, so we’re sure the visiting racers will have plenty to do after racing is done for the day.”
Fresh off her nailbiting World Championship victory, Class President Deneen Demourkas is looking forward to defending her title in Sweden. “Sweden’s West Coast is simply gorgeous, and I can’t wait to race against some of the great European teams again,” she said. “The weather and wind are perfect, and for racers’ families and shore crews there are some of the most beautiful white sand beaches anywhere.” Demourkas extends a warm invitation to all Farr 30 owners and prospective owners, saying “the Farr 30 Class has active fleets all over the world, and with the boat providing so much bang for the buck, we encourage anyone thinking of getting involved to do it. I can personally attest that one sail on a Farr 30 will convince almost anyone that this is the boat for them, and Sweden might be the perfect place to see just how enjoyable the people and racing are.”
The 2012 Worlds begins 30 July 2012 and runs through 5 August.
Photo Credit: Kalle Sund/www.fotografkalle.se
Photo Caption: A strong 11-boat fleet fights for inches on a top mark rounding during the 2011 Swedish Championship.
VIDEO ADVISORY: 2011 WORLDS PHOTOGRAPHER MEREDITH BLOCK UPLOADS ‘GROOVIN’ AT THE WORLDS’ SLIDESHOW VIDEO OF SAN FRANCISCO CHAMPIONSHIP
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Important Class Links:
- Event Organizer: Sailing Båstad http://www.sailingbastad.se
- Farr 30 Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/bpEpZ0
- International Farr 30 Class Site: http://www.farr30.org
- World Championship Host BBSS: http://bbss.se/
NOTE TO EDITORS:
ABOUT THE FARR 30 CLASS
Designed in 1995 by legendary Kiwi sailor Bruce Farr, the Farr 30 (a/k/a Mumm 30) remains one of the world’s most versatile high- performance racing yachts ever built. Designed without the constraints of rating or handicap rules, the Farr office created a boat that would be simple, fast, and rewarding to sail for owner/drivers. With over 200 boats built to date, Farr 30s race on all the world’s oceans in one-design, handicap, and long-distance racing, with active fleets on the US East Coast, Southern California, Great Lakes, the Chesapeake, Vancouver BC, Sweden, France, and Australia. Class events are governed by the International Farr 30 Class Association. More info on the class is available at www.farr30.org and editors are encouraged to contact for more information or stock images.