Zero breeze for first day of Farr 40 NSW Championship

It was a no-start first day of the NSW Championship, with PRO Phil Yeomans giving skippers options at the morning briefing to either bob around waiting for breeze offshore or bob around waiting for breeze inside Sydney Harbour – and the group voted unanimously for the latter.

The AP was hoisted ashore while the race management team set off in search of breeze and the goal of getting four races away diminished by the minute. Eventually, after clocking 1 knot offshore, AP over A was hoisted, signalling no racing today.

Teams will need to consolidate over just four final races today to be crowned NSW champion.

An all-star line-up of tacticians includes Tom Burton (gold medallist at Rio Olympics) Carolijn Bouwer (four time world champion, triple Olympian and 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year after winning the Volvo Ocean Race) and Harry Price (recent winner of the prestigious Hardy Cup among his other match racing feats).

The Farr 40 fleet enjoyed an early afternoon regatta party on the beach at Middle Harbour.

Racing is due to commence at 11am, when a good north-easterly should allow for four races.

The Farr 40 Australian Class is proudly sponsored by Hacer Group.

Results will be posted at: www.farr40.asn.au/results 

Jennie Hughes

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