Rolex Capri Sailing Week, the Farr 40 gets a good day in Italy
Thursday, May 11, 2017 1:53 AM
Capri, May 10, 2017
The Farr 40 Class stars at the Rolex Capri Sailing Week, sponsored by Rolex and organised by the Yacht Club Italiano, the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, the Circolo Canottieri Aniene and Capri’s own Yacht Club Capri.
Farr 40 owners enjoy racing in one of the world’s most international and competitive One-Design Classes. In fact, the boats racing in Capri are from Italy, Germany, the Unites States and the Ukraine. The Yacht Club Italiano’s regatta team, Luigi Monaco, Ruggero Cappelli and Massimo Accinelli set up a windward/leeward course between Punta Campanella and Capri where the breeze was constant and the water free from commercial traffic. Southerly breezes at 10 to 15 knots and calm seas made for perfect conditions for the Farr fleet.
The American team aboard Flash Gordon won the first race ahead of the Germans aboard StruntJe Light and the Italians aboard Pazza Idea. The second race was swept by Italian teams: Enfant Terrible first followed by MP30+10 and Pazza Idea. The day’s final race saw StruntJe Light first ahead of Enfant Terrible and Pazza Idea. Struntje Light, with her owner Wolfgand Schaefer at the helm and Tommaso Chieffi tactician is currently in first place, but the scoreboard shows the top four boats with just one point’s difference between them, so stay tuned.
Tomorrow the Farr 40 fleet will be joined by others racing in the Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno and the Mylius Cup.