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 2003 Circuit Entry List  - Updated April 17th

17/04/2003

 Milano ITA

Here you have the list of the boats regularly entered before April 17th.

2003 Entry List

 

Sail #

Boat Name

Owner

1

USA40040

ALBABLU

Renato Irrera

2

GRE42

ATALANTI

George Andreadis

3

USA52104

BAMBAKOU

John Coumantaros

4

USA50955

BARKING MAD

Jim Richardson

5

GBR98

BIT OF A COUP

Tony Buckingham

6

ITA103

BOTTADICULO

Arrivabene/Mincione

7

ITA1

BREEZE

Vincenzo Onorato

8

FRA9383

FARRFELU

Alain Bompart

9

GBR7040R

GAME ON

Oswald/Bainbridge

10

GBR25R

GBR25

Mark Heely

11

USA46957

GROOVEDERCI

Deneen/John Demourkas

12

GBR888L

KATANGA

Robin Paterson

13

AUS8883

KOKOMO

Lang Walker

14

USA40076

LE RENARD

Steve Phillips

15

ITA4038

MADINA MILANO

Dario Ferrari

16

NED40105

MEAN MACHINE

Peter De Ridder

17

GER40101

MORNING GLORY

Hasso Plattner

18

GER93

NELA

Michael Illbruck

19

ITA1972

NERONE

Mezzaroma/Migliori

20

ITA18

RROSE

Riccardo Bonadeo

21

ITA1161

SEVEN

Alberto Signorini

22

ITA13711

SHEAR TERROR

Bruno Tronchetti Provera

23

JPN5095

SLED

Takashi Okura

24

AUS1770

SOUTHERN STAR

John Calvert-Jones

25

GER5055

STRUNTJE LIGHT

Wolfgang Schaefer

26

ITA2272

VALEMEZZA

Valentina Mezzaroma (charter)

27

GBR5R

VICTRIC 5

Tony De Mulder

28

GBR7400

WARLORD

Philip Tolhurst

29

USA69

WARPATH

Fred/Steve Howe

30

ITA4088

ZZENZERO

Renato Mazzeschi

 

 ISAF Classification Code  

01/04/2003

Universal Code comes into effect  1 April 2003

The ISAF Classification Code, developed and refined by ISAF over the last four years as a free, universal and international method of defining professional and amateur sailors comes into force today.

From 1 April onwards, any international event or class that wishes to define the status of its sailors, or limit the numbers of professionals, can use the ISAF classification code to define the limits. The Code classifies sailors into three groups depending on their financial involvement in the sport of sailboat racing. It is not based on an individuals’ racing talent, successes, or prowess.

However, to ensure a smooth transition, specifically in respect of sailors competing in the Mumm 30 and Farr 40 classes, where the sailor currently holds an unexpired classification with US Sailing that conflicts with one issued from ISAF, then the US Sailing classification will be used by these classes until the end of 2003. After the end of 2003, the Mumm 30 and Farr 40 Classes have agreed to adopt the ISAF Code in full. For sailors in these classes without a US Sailing classification, for those certifications that expire before the year end or when a sailor's employment circumstances change, an ISAF classification will be required. Further information

Work on the ISAF Sailors Classification Code started four years ago as a universal system to provide a clear distinction between the 'professional' and 'amateur' sailor. Introduced in its current form in November 2001, it exists solely as a free service to provide events and classes with an international system for classification of sailors. The Code classifies sailors into three Groups: Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3. Group status is based on financial involvement in boat racing (whether direct or indirect) and/or the use in the sailor's work of knowledge or skill capable of improving the performance of a boat in a race. It is not based on racing success, prowess or talent. No moral or ethical judgements are attached to these classifications. ISAF does not discriminate between 'amateurs' and 'professionals'. It is up to classes and regatta organisers to determine whether and how they use these classifications.

Last year, the classification code was used with great success at Ford Cork Week and events using the ISAF Classification Code in 2003 include Ford Cork Week, Swan Europeans and Admirals Cup, in particular in the IMS600 class whose rules state that fifty percent of the declared crew must be group one sailors.

So far, over 5300 sailors are classified under the ISAF Classfication Code, which is available via ISAF Sailor at www.sailing.org/isafsailor, a figure which is likely to rise extensively over the coming months. In order to make the classification process clearer to applicants, a document of frequently asked questions has been produced and is available at Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

All queries regarding the isaf classification code should be directed to classification@isaf.co.uk

 

 The America's Cup is back to Europe !

02/03/2003
 Auckland NZL

The Farr40 2001 World Champion Ernesto Bertarelli and his crew win today the America's Cup.

Great compilments to all the Alinghi boys from the Farr40 Med Fleet.

We are all waiting for them in the 2003 Med Circuit....The show is on-air...

 

 Hotel Accomodation for the 1.st Med Circuit Event

02/03/2003
 Napoli  ITA

In order to give some Accmodation information to the owner and their crew that are planning to be in Capri for the 1.st Med Event we have on-line a page about it. It's better to book soon, considering even the holiday period around the 1.st of May.

Accomodation Information Page

 

 Nerone  wins the Acura SORC

02/03/2003
 Miami Beach USA 

Following an exciting race in near perfect conditions, Sunday's results provided big wins for the Italian entries in the Farr 40 and Mumm 30 classes, and saw three classes decided by one point, on the final day of the 2003 Acura SORC sailed off Miami Beach, FL.

In the Farr 40 class, Massimo Mezzaroma's Nerone of Savon, Italy posted a fourth place finish to leapfrog past Hasso Plattner's Morning Glory of Novato, CA, who finished eighth in today's race, to claim the Farr 40 class title by two points.

"We knew what we had to do today to win," said Mezzaroma. "The Acura SORC is always a very competitive regatta and this year's fleet was no exception, we had some excellent races."

Winners of the following perpetual awards were recognized at the 2003 Acura SORC prize giving ceremony at Monty's:

  • Acura Trophy for Winner of Team Competition - Team Saltine (Bandolier, Javelin, Caroline)

  • Mark H. Baxter Trophy (Best Performance by a Farr 40) - Nerone

  • Florida Governor's Perpetual Trophy (PHRF class, low point boat) - Rosebud

  • Acura SORC Trophy (Best Performance by a Series Yacht) - Baghdad Rejects

The 2003 Acura SORC completed all ten scheduled races with only a slight delay on Saturday as breeze built just off Miami Beach. "The weather really made the event," said Peter Reggio, Principal Race Officer. "Miami came through with great conditions and we had an awesome week."

Race management is provided by volunteers from the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, the Coral Reef Yacht Club, Miami Yacht Club, Lauderdale Yacht Club and Nassau Yacht Club.

 

Pos.

Sail #

Yacht Name

Owner

Race1

Race2

Race3

Race4

Race5

Race6

Race7

Race8

Race9

Race10

Points

1

ITA1972

NERONE

Massimo Mezzaroma

6

3

10

10

1

5

10

4

2

4

52

2

GER40101

MORNING GLORY

Hasso Plattner

4

1

8

14

12

2

1

3

1

8

54

3

USA50092

HEARTBREAKER

Bob Hughes

11

6

3

1

5

10

2

13

4

2

57

4

USA69

WARPATH

Fred/Steve Howe

7

9

2

6

14

6

4

2

12

3

65

5

NED5764

MEAN MACHINE

Peter De Ridder

8

8

1

8

4

14

8

9

5

5

68

6

USA13131

SAMBA PA TI

John Kilroy

10

14

6

2

11

8

5

1

3

10

70

7

USA40076

LE RENARD

Steve Phillips

5

13

9

5

7

4

3

5

15

9

75

8

USA51695

JOSS

Owen Kratz

2

5

12

8

10

1

6

10

8

16

78

9

CAN17

DEFIANT

Terry McLaughlin

3

7

7

10

3

13

16

6

10

13

86

10

USA52104

BAMBAKOU

John Coumantaros

14

2

13

7

13

9

9

8

6

6

95

11

GRE40

ATALANTI XII

George Andreadis

16

11

14

9

2

3

13

16

7

7

96

12

ITA1

BREEZE

Vincenzo Onorato

1

15

4

11

6

16

11

12

14

15

103

13

USA51746

VIRAGO

Stuart Townsend

9

12

11

12

9

11

15

7

11

12

107

14

AUS1770

SOUTHERN STAR

Eivind Astrup

12

4

16

13

16

15

14

14

12

1

115

15

USA50955

BARKING MAD

Jim Richardson

13

16

5

15

8

7

7

15

13

11

120

16

USA50001

FLASH GORDON

Helmut Jahn

15

10

15

16

15

12

12

11

16

14

134

 

 Insurance for the Med...

01/03/2003
 Annapolis - USA 

For those of you that are headed over to Europe this spring/summer to compete in the Farr 40 Mediterranean Circuit or the Worlds, we would like to pass along some information. Proof of third party indemnity insurance for 2.5 million Euros will be required to participate in the events. If anyone is having difficulty getting this insurance, we recommend that you contact Morgan Wells at Jack Martin Insurance. He has been able to help a couple of Farr 40 and Mumm 30 owners obtain coverage. His contact information is morgan@jackmartin.com or phone 410 263 8000.


Renee Mehl
Farr 40 Class Secretary

 

 Possible Training for the Mediterranean Circuit...

10/02/2003
 St. Tropez - FRANCE 

Some Easter training is being planned in St Tropez for those boats down in the Med. They already have five good boats planning to take part (Victric, Game On, Grooverderci who are over from the US plus a new French team headed by Luc Midavaine) and are keen to attract as many others as possible. They plan to sail over Friday thru Monday (18 - 21 April) and will be doing a range of exercises including practise starts and races. If you are interested in taking part please contact Luc Midavaine on lucmidavaine@aol.com for further details.

 

 Presentato il Circuito Mediterraneo 2003 - Trofeo Deutsche Bank

05/02/2003
 Milano - ITALY 

Come già avvenuto lo scorso anno, nella sede milanese della Deutsche Bank Private Banking, Alberto Signorini, presidente della Flotta Mediterranea e Gerardo Solaro del Borgo, direttore generale di Deutsche Bank Fondimmobiliari, hanno presentato oggi il Farr 40 Deutsche Bank Trophy.

La manifestazione, che si articolerà in tre regate a Capri, Punta Ala e Porto Rotondo, prenderà il via all'inizio di maggio e si concluderà alla fine di giugno, con la partecipazione di una flotta di una quarantina di imbarcazioni provenienti da tutto il mondo, complice anche l'immediata concomitanza con il Campionato del Mondo Farr40 che si disputerà all'inizio di Luglio nelle splendide acque di Porto Cervo.

Fra gli armatori italiani, oltre al già citato Signorini , Vincenzo Onorato (quest'ultimo patron della sfida italiana in Coppa America con "Mascalzone Latino"), i milanesi Dario Ferrari e Bruno Tronchetti Provera, l'aretino Renato Mazzeschi, il romano Massimo Mezzaroma ed uno degli armatori storici dell'altura italiana, Riccardo Bonadeo, che presente alla conferenza stampa, arricchirà il già favoloso ventaglio di grandi nomi ai nastri di partenza. Si attendono inoltre diversi equipaggi provenienti da Stati Uniti, Australia, Belgio, Francia, Germania, Gran Bretagna, Grecia, Norvegia, Svezia e Turchia con i migliori nomi della vela mondiale, a partire da Paul Cayard, che non ha bisogno di presentazioni per giungere ai vari Kostecki, skipper di Illbruck all'ultimo vittorioso giro del mondo, Percy, fresco iridato nelle stelle, la regina delle classi, Vascotto, Benussi, e via via gli altri.

Sono intervenuti alla conferenza anche i responsabili degli yacht club che ospiteranno gli eventi ed in particolare il Presidente dello Yacht Club Capri e il Comandante Giovan Battista Borea d'Olmo, presidente dello Yacht Club Porto Rotondo mentre ha mandato un saluto scritto in quanto impossibilitato a muoversi per problemi di salute, il Professor Bruno Calandriello, Presidente del sodalizio di Punta Ala, il club che vinse la Louis Vuitton Cup con Luna Rossa nel 2000.

Hanno poi speso parole di elogio per il circuito anche i due nuovi sponsor della manifestazione mediterranea e precisamente Il Dott. Boscolo titolare della Boscolo Hotels e il Dott. Bartolomei di Audi Italia.

In un piacevolissimo clima conviviale sono poi stati intrattenuti gli ospiti per una veloce colazione in piedi offerta da Deutsche Bank.

Appuntamento per tutti ai primi di maggio nelle incantevoli acque di Capri...

 

 Gusty Winds Blow Crocodile Rock to Victory at Key West

26/01/2003


 
Key West - USA

The wind was still whistling through the rigging as boats returned from a single windup race and the winners discussed their good fortune. The successful winners played the hefty breeze like snake handlers hoping just to hold onto leads and claim class titles.

"This is our best win," said Alexandra Geremia, who shares ownership with helmsman Scott Harris in the Farr 40 Crocodile Rock from Santa Barbara, Calif.

Like Croc, Australia's Richard Perini also was delighted with a ninth place that earned him his second consecutive Key West championship in the aggressively International Mumm 30 fleet. The first six boats were from five countries.
"Today was the best day by far," Ken Read, helmsman for Team Dennis Conner in the America's Cup challenger trials, said of the uncommonly cold northeast winds of 20 knots gusting to 27. "This is what you go sailing for. It was a little chilly, but compared to Auckland this was a balmy summer day. I had fewer layers [of clothing] on here."

Perini, judging the weather by Australian standards, didn't entirely agree. "It's the coldest race I've ever done with the sun out," he said.

The day's high temperature was 57 degrees, a record Key West low for the date in the 137 years of local weather tracking, but it was far warmer than where many of the competitors came from.

Small craft advisories were posted as the fleet left port 1 1/2 hours later than usual, counting on a forecast that the early morning's 25-knot winds would ease to 20 by mid-day.

With the race committee deciding in advance to sail only one race Friday, Crocodile Rock had all but a lock following Thursday's disqualification of Jim Richardson's Barking Mad, Newport, R.I., in a three-way collision with Croc and Vincenzo Onorato's Breeze from Italy.

Croc's boat manager, Austin Herlihy of San Diego, prefaced post-regatta comments with a tribute to Fred Kirschner, a longtime successful ocean racer of the Coronado Yacht Club who had died two days earlier. "We'd like to dedicate this win to Fred," Herlihy said. "He was a beautiful man."

Because most of the crew members are from San Diego, Harris said, "People think we're light-air sailors, but we love the heavier breeze."

Vince Brun, a 13-time world champion in various classes, was tactician. "Vince was awesome," Harris said. "When he's on board we're a very quiet boat, which I think makes it a faster boat. Everyone just knows his job and does it." Geremia does her job, too---whatever is required. She bought the boat three years ago. "It's been a long time getting to this point," she said, "but we've worked hard. The guys are wonderful. We make a good team."

Terra Nova Trading Key West 2003 sponsors include Terra Nova Trading L.L.C., Mount Gay Rum, RealTick(r), Lewmar Marine, Nautica Watches, Nautica Eyewear, Pearson Yachts, Samson Rope Technologies, Saucony and the Florida Keys & Key West Tourist Development Council. The Historic Seaport at the Key West Bight is the Official Site.

The Performance Sailing Industry Partner Program is in its second year, with 24 members at press time. Participating companies and details about the program are on the event web site.

Place

Boat Name

Entrant

Race1

Race2

Race3

Race4

Race5

Race6

Race7

Race8

Total

1

CROCODILE ROCK

Geremia/Harris

2

2

4

17

5

4

4

9

47

2

SAMBA PA TI

John Kilory

4

7

3

23

7

12

2

8

66

3

BARKING MAD

Jim Richardson

10

5

2

16

3

5

25 dsq

3

69

4

BAMBAKOU

John Coumantaros

13

15

21

8

2

3

8

1

71

5

HEARTBREAKER

Robert Hughes

1

14

16

19

8

1

14

5

78

6

BREEZE

Vincenzo Onorato

22

13

7

1

21

7

7

2

80

7

LE RENARD

Steve Phillips

21

8

5

5

18

9

8 p20

7

81

8

VIRAGO

Stuart Townsend

20

6

11

7

6 p20

6

13

15

84

9

ATALANTI XII

George Andreadis

11

3

1

2

15

13

17

25 dnc

87

10

WARPATH

Fred/Steve Howe

14

17

8

3

20

14

6

11

93

11

ISKRA

Borys Jarymowycz

7

12

6

10

4

23

18

14

94

12

STRUNTJE LIGHT

Wolfgang Schaefer

8

1

9

21

19

18

20

6

102

13

SLED

Takashi Okura

6

20

17

4

13

15

10

17

102

14

BOTTADICULO

Arrivabene/Mincione

3

4

14

6

12

24

19

21

103

15

MEAN MACHINE

Peter De Ridder

16

10

12

22

6

25 p40

11

4

106

16

JOSS

Owen Kratz

5

18

25 p20

18

10

2

14 p20

16

108

17

HONOUR

Alek Krstajic

9

16

24

9

9

25 p40

5

13

110

18

GROOVEDERCI

Deneen/John Demourkas

15

9

13

15

14

17

12

18

113

19

KOKOMO

Lang Walker

18

22

22

11

22

10

1

10

116

20

RAGING BULL

JP Delmotte

12

21

15

13

16

8

23

20

128

21

NITEMARE

Tom Neill

23

11

10

12

25 dsq

19

16

19

135

22

FLASH GORDON

Helmut Jahn

24

24

19

14

11

11

22

23

148

23

GONE TOO FARR

David Carrel

17

23

18

25 dsq

17

21

15

12

148

24

DIANA

S.A. Promendo

19

19

23

20

23

20

21

22

167

 

 Greece's Atalanti XII on a Farr40 roll again...

23/01/2003
 Key West - USA 

With apologies to Hollywood and no offense of George Andreadis intended, the Athens banker has won the Farr 40 class three consecutive years and event Boat of the Week the last two years, and Tuesday he sailed Atalanti XII into first place after two days of the five-day event.

Another defending champion, Richard Perini from Sydney, Australia, rose to the top with a 4-1 day. Perini's Mumm 30, Foreign Affair, sits one point ahead of Pierpaolo Cristofori's Printel Wind, the runner-up in the class worlds.

Atalanti XII, with first- and second-place finishes following Monday's 11th and third, has as commanding a lead as that rough-and-tumble class allows with 17 points to 26 for Crocodile Rock, the Scott Harris/Alexandra Geremia entry from Santa Barbara, Calif. that led after day one. "We try very hard," Andreadis said with a shrug and a smile.

Close does not begin to describe it. The starts were cavalry charges and the mark roundings gridlocks. Dr. Wolfgang Schaefer's Struntje light from Germany won the second race Monday but got squeezed out at a mark Tuesday, fouled a rival and while doing a 720-degree penalty turn (two complete circles) almost ran over a photographer who was in the water.

And what happened to Samba Pa Ti? John Kilroy's entry from L.A., the third-place boat in the recent class Worlds and with a fairly experienced tactician named Paul Cayard on board, finished dead last in the 24-boat fleet in the second race. "We were over early at the start," Kilroy said, "and on the first run we were outside [the fleet] when a 35-degree shift came." He thought they were sailing conservatively. "We aren't into flyers," he said. There also was a problem getting clumps of weed off the rudder and propeller "that was ugly," Kilroy said.

Worse, the Farr 40s' Division 1 course, where the 1D35s and Mumm 30s also are sailing, is the only one of four courses with no throwouts---the others will discard their worst finish after seven races---so one bad race can be fatal.

Atalanti XII, with Robbie Haines on tactics, edged Jim Richardson's Barking Mad (Gavin Brady) for its win Tuesday as the boats finished at opposite ends of the line. Then Andreadis chased home Vincenzo Onorato's Italian entry, Breeze (Adrian Stead). "We had the lead and lost it," Andreadis said. "It was very close with the other boats." Crew member Rick Brent said, "Robbie was very good on the tactics, and George settled in after eight months of no sailing. We were fortunate because some of the boats had trouble at the start."

Steve Phillips, who won the Worlds with Le Renard, had a pair of fifths, despite the fact "we hit a lobster pot and couldn't get it off the keel."

Perini is sailing Foreign Affair with a different crew than last year, except for mastman Darren Jones. The others had trouble getting time off, so the boat has four Australians, two Americans and a Canadian. One of the Americans is the veteran Jud Smith of Marblehead, Mass., serving as tactician.

"It's still going pretty good," Perini said. "In the first race, we got a good start and then had to give away two boat lengths to avoid a crab pot that was trailing its line. It forced us to tack off and lose some boats."

Those, along with subtle currents and fickle wind shifts, are the challenges facing the 290 boats on the inshore courses. By the end of the week the winners will have earned their awards.

 

The event is scheduled for nine races, but wind prospects for Wednesday were grim, although another cold front was expected to bring back more breeze Thursday and Friday.

Terra Nova Trading Key West 2003 sponsors include Terra Nova Trading L.L.C., Mount Gay Rum, RealTick(r), Lewmar Marine, Nautica Watches, Nautica Eyewear, Pearson Yachts, Samson Rope Technologies, Saucony and the Florida Keys & Key West Tourist Development Council. The Historic Seaport at the Key West Bight is the Official Site.

The Performance Sailing Industry Partner Program is in its second year, with 24 members at press time. Participating companies and details about the program are on the event web site.

 

Place

Boat Name

Entrant

Race1

Race2

Race3

Race4

Total

5

ATALANTI

George Andreadis

11

3

1

2

17

1

CROCODILE ROCK

Geremia/Harris

2

2

4

17

25

2

BOTTADICULO

Arrivabene/Mincione

3

4

14

6

27

7

BARKING MAD

Jim Richardson

10

5

2

16

33

8

ISKRA

Borys Jarymowycz

7

12

6

10

35

4

SAMBA PA TI

John Kilory

4

7

3

23

37

3

STRUNTJE LIGHT

Wolfgang Schaefer

8

1

9

21

39

16

LE RENARD

Steve Phillips

21

8

5

5

39

6

HEARTBREAKER

Robert Hughes

1

14

16

19

40

17

WARPATH

Fred/Steve Howe

14

17

8

3

42

20

BREEZE

Vincenzo Onorato

22

13

7

1

43

12

VIRAGO

Stuart Townsend

20

6

11

7

44

13

SLED

Takashi Okura

6

20

17

4

47

10

GROOVEDERCI

Deneen/John Demourkas

15

9

13

15

52

19

NITEMARE

Tom Neill

23

11

10

12

56

15

BAMBAKOU

John Coumantaros

13

15

21

8

57

11

HONOUR

Alek Krstajic

9

16

24

9

58

14

MEAN MACHINE

Peter De Ridder

16

10

12

22

60

18

RAGING BULL

JP Delmotte

12

21

15

13

61

9

JOSS

Owen Kratz

5

18

25 p20

18

66

23

KOKOMO

Lang Walker

18

22

22

11

73

24

FLASH GORDON

Helmut Jahn

24

24

19

14

81

21

DIANA

S.A. Promendo

19

19

23

20

81

22

GONE TOO FARR

David Carrel

17

23

18

25 dsq

83

 

 Press Conference for the Mediterranean 2003 Season

17/01/2003
 Milano - ITALY 

We are pleased to announce that there will be a press conference on Wednesday, February 5 introduce the Mediterranean 2003 Season (Championship Circuit, Worlds and Euros) to the press and owners. The press conference will be held in Milan, Italy at the Deutsche Bank Private Banking office (Via Borgogna) and will be attended by the Mediterranean Fleet President, Alberto Signorini.

 

 

 

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