Farr 40

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Current Specifications
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Class Symbol
Crew 9–10 (max 1,675 lb)
LOA 40 ft 9 in (12.42 m)
Beam 13 ft 3 in (4.04 m)
Draft   8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Hull weight 10,917 lb (4,952 kg)
(ballast 4,945 lb)
PHRF -9

The Farr 40 is a 40 foot one-design sailboat designed by Farr Yacht Design in 1996 following after the Mumm 30. It is currently built by US Watercraft. It was originally designed under the International Measurement System (IMS) rule, but quickly become popular and developed its own one-design class.

In 1997, the world’s first Farr 40 One Design was launched at Carroll Marine in Newport, Rhode Island with the hope of creating an exciting new one-design class that could compete on the international stage. The class has held International Sailing Federation recognised class status since 1997. By 2008, the class numbers over 137 boats.

Events[edit]

World Championships[edit]

The Rolex Farr 40 World Championships is the pinnacle event of the calendar. Featuring the highest level of competition with the Olympic, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race Veterans amongst this strictly Owner/Driver Class.

Year Gold Silver Bronze
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1998, Miami Beach
Barking Mad
 Jim RICHARDSON (USA)
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1999, San Francisco
Samba Pa Ti
 '’John KILROY (USA)
Mascalzone Latino – ITA 1
 Vincenzo ONORATO (ITA)
Barking Mad
 Jim RICHARDSON (USA)
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2000, Newport, Rhode Island
 Southern Star (AUS) Samba Pa Ti
 '’John KILROY (USA)
Adalanti
 sailor (GRE)
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2001, Cowes
 Alinghi (SUI)
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2002, Paradise Island
 Le Renard (USA)  Crocodile Rock (USA)  Groovederci (USA)
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2003, Porto Cervo
 Nerone (ITA)  Nela (GER)  Bambakou (USA)
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2004, San Francisco
Barking Mad
 Jim RICHARDSON (USA)
 Nerone (ITA)  Warpath (USA)
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2005, Sydney
 Evolution (AUS)  Team Shockwave (AUS)  TWT (ITA)
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2006, Newport, Rhode Island
Mascalzone Latino – ITA 1{{ Vincenzo ONORATO|ITA}}  Ichi Ban (AUS) Barking Mad
 Jim RICHARDSON (USA)
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2007, Copenhagen
Mascalzone Latino – ITA 1
 Vincenzo ONORATO (ITA)
 Alinghi (SUI) Barking Mad
 Jim RICHARDSON (USA)
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2008, Miami Beach
Mascalzone Latino – ITA
 Vincenzo ONORATO (ITA)
Joe Fly
 Giovanni MASPERO (ITA)
Mean Machine – MON 40
 Peter De RIDDER (NED)
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2009, Porto Cervo
Barking Mad
 Jim RICHARDSON (USA)
 Nerone (ITA)  Joe Fly (ITA)
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2010, Casa de Campo
Nerone
 '’Alberto SIGNORINI'’ (ITA)
Transfusion – AUS6422
 Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (AUS)
Barking Mad
 Jim RICHARDSON (USA)
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2011, Sydney
Transfusion – AUS6422
 Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (AUS)
Nerone
 '’ Antonio SODO MIGLIORI'’ (ITA)
Barking Mad
 Jim RICHARDSON (USA)
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2012, Chicago
Flash Gordon 6
 Helmut Jahn (USA)
Enfant Terrible
 Alberto Rossi (ITA)
Transfusion – AUS6422
 Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (AUS)

Other circuits[edit]

The Farr 40 Class maintains an extensive international schedule that revolves around regional fleets in the U.S., Australia, Southern Europe and the Nordic region. In 2007, the European Circuit added three new events—the Nordic Farr 40 Championship in Hankø, Norway (July 5–8); the Skaw Farr 40 Race Week in Skagen, Denmark (July 12–14); and Rolex Baltic Week (August 17–19 in Neustadt, Germany)—in addition to the Rolex Capri Sailing Week (May 16–19 in Capri, Italy) and the Rolex Settimana Della Bocche (June 6–9 in Porto Cervo, Italy), where 21 boats vied for the Farr 40 European Championship. Many teams have planned to participate in the entire European circuit with an eye toward the ultimate competition: the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds.