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MAKING A FRESH WATER SPLASH

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Since the launch of the first Farr 40 in 1997, this high-octane grand-prix class has grown to 160 boats sailed in 20 countries.  The well-organized class is run like a business, and the ensuing international competition has led the fleet around the globe to race in many of the sailing world’s most iconic venues:  San Francisco, Miami, Porto Cervo, Newport and Sydney.  From September 17-20, 2012, the 40’ high-performance one-design yachts will contest the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in Chicago, notable as an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications and transportation.  The 20 yachts, representing eight nations (Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Turkey and the U.S.A.), will compete on fast-paced and technically demanding courses, with the first starting signal scheduled to be given daily at 11:00 a.m.   more...


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