FAST40+ Finale: Niklas Zennstrom's Rán leads the charge
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:14 PM
The 2019 FAST40+ season comes to a fantastic climax this weekend with the last round of the circuit deciding the overall season champion and podium places. Niklas Zennstrom's Rán leads the charge but only by three points from Peter Morton's Girls on Film. Four teams are vying for the final podium position; Tony Dickin's Jubilee, Steve Cowie's Zephyr, Filip Engelbert's Elvis, and Ed Fishwick's Redshift. The FAST40+ fleet will be returning to the Solent for three days of exciting racing. The big finale to the 2019 season is hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club.
Eight races are scheduled with two round the cans races and six windward leewards,” confirms FAST40+ Race Director Stuart Childerley. “Weather forecasts suggest that we will have a good variety of conditions, and combined with a mixture of courses, we are set for some excellent racing to finish off the season. All of the competing teams have made the race podium during the season, we are anticipating some very close and thrilling racing.”
As with all FAST40+ events, shoreside socials are part of the ethos of the class, and the excellent facilities at Royal Southern YC will be used to their full extent. A FAST40+ Competitors' Briefing will be held, designed to allow the teams to share information about development and performance in the class. The End of Season Crew Dinner will be a fun-filled affair, and the 2019 FAST40+ Race Circuit champion will be announced at the Regatta Prize Giving.