Farr 40

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Current specifications
Farr 40 (logo).jpg
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
1998 Miami Beach  Barking Mad (USA)
Jim Richardson
1999 San Francisco  Samba Pa Ti (USA)
John Kilroy
 Mascalzone Latino (ITA)
Vincenzo Onorato
 Barking Mad (USA)
Jim Richardson
2000 Newport, Rhode Island  Southern Star (AUS)  Samba Pa Ti (USA)
John Kilroy
 Adalanti (GRE)
2001 Cowes  Alinghi (SUI)
2002 Paradise Island  Le Renard (USA)  Crocodile Rock (USA)  Groovederci (USA)
2003 Porto Cervo  Nerone (ITA)  Nela (GER)  Bambakou (USA)
2004 San Francisco  Barking Mad (USA)
Jim Richardson
 Nerone (ITA)  Warpath (USA)
2005 Sydney  Evolution (AUS)  Team Shockwave (AUS)  TWT (ITA)
2006 Newport, Rhode Island  Mascalzone Latino (ITA)
Vincenzo Onorato
 Ichi Ban (AUS)  Barking Mad (USA)
Jim Richardson
2007 Copenhagen  Mascalzone Latino (ITA)
Vincenzo Onorato
 Alinghi (SUI)  Barking Mad (USA)
Jim Richardson
2008 Miami Beach  Mascalzone Latino (ITA)
Vincenzo Onorato
 Joe Fly (ITA)
Giovanni Maspero
 Mean Machine (MON)
Peter de Ridder
2009 Porto Cervo  Barking Mad (USA)
Jim Richardson
 Nerone (ITA)  Joe Fly (ITA)
2010 Casa de Campo  Nerone (ITA)
Alberto Signorini
 Transfusion (ITA)
Guido Belgiorno-Nettis
 Barking Mad (USA)
Jim Richardson
2011 Sydney  Transfusion (ITA)
Guido Belgiorno-Nettis
 Nerone (ITA)
Antonio Sodo Migliori
 Barking Mad (USA)
Jim Richardson
2012 Chicago  Flash Gordon 6 (USA)
Helmut Jahn
 Enfant Terrible (ITA)
Alberto Rossi
 Transfusion (AUS)
Guido Belgiorno-Nettis

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.