Rolex Farr 40 Worlds Results - Day 1

For the teams competing at the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds in the Dominican Republic, it was a long, hot morning waiting dockside at the Casa de Campo Marina for the breeze to fill in.
PRO Peter Reggio postponed the 11am start and kept the fleet dockside where they could find shade and stay hydrated. After an hour and a half delay, the fleet was sent out to the race area just a mile out from the marina entrance and racing was underway by 1pm.
The SSW breeze was light at 6-8 knots for the first race. The race committee sent the fleet on a 1.7 nautical mile W-L-W-L course.
Transfusion (AUS) led the pack down the line on starboard and was at the pin end at the gun. For the second race, the race committee reset the starting line to the west and sent competitors on the same course as the breeze increased slightly up to 12 knots. The fleet was even more tightly packed and hard by the pin end of the start line, Massimo Mezzaroma's Nerone (ITA) was very close to being over early. Clearly they thought they were, though there was no flag or call from the RC boat, and after a boat length, Nerone turned around, sailed back and recrossed the start line. But the team was impressive as they clawed back from last place to finish in 5th place.
Today was the Casa de Campo Race Day. Day One's overall leaders after three races - Transfusion, Barking Mad, Nerone - were presented with Farr 40 boat models built by Abordage.
The company, based in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, has been proudly producing beautifully hand-crafted ship models since 1989.
Rolex Farr 40 Worlds Results - Day 1
(Position, Name, Owner, Country, R1, R2, R3= Points)
1. Transfusion, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (AUS), 1-1-3 = 5
2. Barking Mad, Jim Richardson (USA), 4-3-1 = 8
3. Nerone, Massimo Mezzarona/Alberto Signorini (ITA), 2-5-5 = 12
4. Goombay Smash, Doug Douglass (USA), 8-8-2 = 18
5. Fiamma, Alessandro Barnaba (ITA), 5-7-6 = 18
6. Estate Master, Lisa & Martin Hill (AUS), 7-2-10 = 19
7. Plenty, Alex Roepers (USA), 3-9-7 = 19
8. Enfant Terrible, Alberto Rossi/Roberto Strappati (ITA), 6-10-4 = 20
9. Struntje Light, Wolfgang Schaefer (GER), 9-4-9 = 22
10. Flash Gordon 6, Helmut & Evan Jahn (USA), 10-6-8 = 24

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Photos Credits by: Rolex / Daniel Forster
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