• Chris Way and his 'Easy Tigers'
    Chris Way and his 'Easy Tigers'
  • Jeff Carter's Edake crew in good shape
    Jeff Carter's Edake crew in good shape
  • Rob Davis and Andy Baker's Nutcracker team
    Rob Davis and Andy Baker's Nutcracker team

Australian teams Edake, Easy Tiger and Nutcracker have been dominating the 14-boat international fleet at the Farr 40 World Championship in Long Beach, California.

PRO John Busch and the race management team have run three races per day off Seal Beach, with courses of approximately 1.1 nautical miles. Conditions have been perfect, with sunny days and breeze ranging from 7-22 knots.

Jeff Carter’s Edake is sitting comfortably in third place and is the leading Corinthian team. The Sydney team won the first race of the regatta and was awarded Boat of the Day on Wednesday, remaining consistent across nine races.

Rob Davis and Andy Baker’s Nutcracker had a brilliant day on the water today, with scores of 2.2 4 moving them up the leader board to fifth place.

Nutcracker: Rob Davis (Skipper), Andy Baker (Brace trimmer), Jeremy O’Connell (Tactician), Tim Kenner (Mast), James Marshall (Primary Trimmer), Warwick Hill (Secondary trimmer), Jade Mackay (Float), Madeleine Commins (Pit), Jordan Sunkel-Lozell (Bow) and Alex Newman (Main Trimmer).

Edake: Jeff Carter (Skipper), Evan Walker (Tactician), Tim Lake (Offside Trim), Jaiden Stevens (Pit), Lachlan Carter (Mast), Hamish Hardy (Trim), Rosie Lee (Pit Assist), Alice Tarnawski (Strategy), Connor Banks (Bow) and Sean O’Rourke (Main).

Easy Tiger: Chris Way (Skipper), David Chapman (Tactician), Charlotte Baker (Pit Assist), Rachel Bower (Bow), Malcolm Clark (Pit), Phil Armstrong (Headsail Trimmer), Kyle Collins (Grinder), Guy Kennard (Offside trimmer), Steven Natvig, Tim Roberts (Mast).

Top six results:

1. USA Far Niente Drew Freides/Vince Brun 3 7 1 3 3 5 3 1 1, 27
2. GER Struntje light Wolfgang Schaefer 2 1 4 1 1 1 5 9 5, 29
3. AUS Edake Jeff Carter 1 3 2 6 8 2 4 5 3, 34
4. USA Insanity Rick Goebel 4 4 7 2 2 8 1 3 6, 37
5. AUS Nutcracker Rob Davis 5 2 3 10 5 4 2 2 4, 37
6. USA Easy Tiger Chris Way 6 5 5 5 9 3 6 6 2, 47

Full results: https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=9621

Jennie Hughes/Farr 40 Australian Class

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