At Cal Race week we once again saw the debut of another boat for the Farr 40 SoCal Fleet. Skian Dhu hailing from Santa Barbara YC used their first day of one-design competition in the Farr 40 to get things sorted out and then came back strong on Sunday with two bullets fresh out of the box! Piranha was fortunately sitting on three bullets from Saturday when kelp dealt them a set back in race four otherwise, we might well have seen the newest boat in the fleet go home with even more hardware! Ohana notably returned to the form they had shown at Ahmanson with excellent speed and some good tactics from Harry Pattison to finish on the podium for the weekend after winning a tie-breaker with Temptress.

Some race observations from Skian Dhu: “The conditions were fairly light..8 to 12 knots with heavy overcast and pretty chilly. We had a great time on Skian Dhu, our first one design race with the Farr 40’s. We had no great expectations but were just happy to be back on the water after 5 weeks in the yard. The first day with three races we were very happy with our upwind speed, little dicey on the downwind but still had good finishes. Our worst finish was a fiver, but we were overlapped with two other boats at the finish line so it was about 5 seconds between each of us which is what makes one-design so much more exciting. Today was a bell ringer, two bullets. Great team work and a great crew and our skipper, Mr. Calm & Collected Dirk, was on his game. Muchos kudos to all on our team.”

1

51483

Piranha

D Voss

Farr 40

CYC

1 1 1 5 2 10
2

51044

Skian

Dhu

Dirk Freeland

F-40

SBYC

3 2 5 1 1 12
3

40031

Ohana

Tosh Neminsky

Farr 40

DPYC

2 5 2 4 6 19
4

40050

Temptress

Ray Godwin

F40

LBYC

4 3 3 6 3 19.1
5

888

White

Knight

Zoltan Katinszky

Farr 40

CBYC

5 6 4 2 4 21
6

50060

Radical

Departure III

Wager/Rosene

F40

BYC

6 4 6 3 5 24
7

40033

Wooly

Bully

David Adamson

Farr 40

CYC

8

8

8

8

8

40