21 February 2016

Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2016, Plenty Wins, Sailing Videos

From 16 – 19 February, the 2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Australia was decided by the final race of the series. Three teams were in contention going into the last day with first place and the two yachts in joint second separated by four points with two races left. The cliffhanger was not settled until the very end. Discover more on http://on.rolex.com/1osiYj7 Published on Feb 19, 2016

2016 Worlds"Plenty (Alex Roepers, USA) won the Rolex Farr 40 world championship on Sydney’s Manly offshore course today with clever, conservative sailing for a third and a second in the last two races while his two closest opponents fell out of contention with early errors. Plenty won the 11-race series, conducted by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, with a total 34 points from the Australian champion Transfusion (Guido Belgiorno-Nettis) 38 and Struntje Light (Wolfgang and Angela Schaefer, Germany), 44.2. The concluding two races were sailed in a 16-18 knot nor’-easter, that raised a short chop on a moderate seaway, over four-lap windward-return courses on the offshore Manly Circle."

Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - The winners! - Adventures of a Sailor Girl - interviews with Jeff Carter of Edake, the winning Corinthian, and Alex Roepers of Plenty, the overall winners. Consistency and staying clean pays off! 

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