2015 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, Long Beach, Preview (video)
Spirit of Yachting - Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2014: The year 2014 heralded the 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, a competition that has captivated the sailing community since its inception in 1998. A defining juncture for the Farr 40 racing season, the Championship offers the perfect stage for evenly-matched, 40-foot monohull racing boats, helmed by skilled and competitive owners. Fiercely contested, the event demands and rewards precise teamwork, consistency and determination. These attributes, together with the true sporting nature of the competition, align perfectly with the core values of Rolex, title sponsor of the event since 2001. The reward for victory is coveted throughout the sailing world: the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship trophy and a Rolex timepiece, true recognition for greatness on the water.
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2015 - Preview - From 24-27 September 2015, 15 teams will gather at Long Beach Yacht Club for the 2015 edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, marking the 18th time this internationally renowned one-design class will compete for this prestigious title. The highly competitive fleet will put the best tacticians to the test during four full days of racing. Published on Sep 7, 2015
September 24-27: 2015 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship – Long Beach, CA:
Long Beach Yacht Club: "In life, timing is everything. And, after seven years in the Farr 40 class, the timing was right for New York financier Alex Roepers to achieve a long-held goal of winning the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. Roepers will have his chance to defend his title – a feat which has not been accomplished since 2006 when Vincenzo Onorato won again in ’07 and ‘08 aboard his Italian-flagged Mascalzone Latino – on September 24 - 27 when the 2015 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship begins at Long Beach Yacht Club... Long Beach Yacht Club is located on the Southeast Corner of Naples Island on Alamitos Bay, adjacent to Basin 4 of the Alamitos Bay Marina. Committees organize and manage a full schedule of yachting, educational, social and public-outreach programs, and the Club is recognized throughout the worldwide yachting community for its hospitality."