In some of the tightest hard fought racing the fleet has seen, Piranha defended it’s title as West Coast Fleet Championship Regatta winner and in a compliment to the fleet, the race organizers singled out the Farr 40’s as the most competitive fleet in awarding Boat of the Week honors in our class. Through five races, we had five different race winners – in order, Piranha, Dark Star, Far Niente, Temptress and White Knight and a different boat had low points for the day winning Daily Firsts every day – Friday/Dark Star, Saturday/Temptress and Sunday/Piranha. Winds ranged from 6 to 21 with a little of something for everyone.

Special kudos go to Dennis Rosene – owner of Radical Departure III. When White Knight suffered mast damage the afternoon before the regatta, he was willing to let them use RDIII for the weekend since he was unable to play himself. And the White Knight crew put it to good use going into the last day with a solid shot at winning the regatta only 3 points out of first.

It’s been only two and a half years since we first put together the West Coast Fleet’s first start at Midwinters in 2007 and since then we have seen the fleet more than double in size and we have seen the talent level and quality of racing increase many times over. It is indeed nice to hear the phrase “marquee fleet” used to describe Farr 40 racing on the West Coast and with all the new owners hitting the line shortly we should be the class to be in for several years to come.


Place

#
Boat Name Owner

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Race 5

Race 6

Race 7

Total
1 51483 Piranha David Voss

1

5 p40

4

2

2

2

1

17
2 40050 Temptress Ray Godwin

4

4

2

1

4

4

4

23
3 51044 Skian Dhu Dirk Freeland

5

3

6

4

3

1

3

25
4 80808 Dark Star Jeff Janov

3

1

5

8

5

3

2

27
5 888 White Knight Zoltan Katinszky

2

6

3

5

1

6

8

31
6 37 Far Niente Frederic Scheer

6

7

1

3

7

5

7

36
7 40031 ‘Ohana Tosh Neminsky

8

8

7

6

6

8

5

48
8 40033 Woolly Bully Huston/Palmieri

7

5

8

7

8

7

6

48