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European ChampionshipFARR 40

Barking Mad Takes Farr 40 European Title

In a thrilling conclusion which saw the top two boats heading into the final race of the series tied on points, Barking Mad (USA) has been crowned UNO Farr 40 European Champion 2011. 
Photo by Osman Ugur
The boat owned by Jim Richardson and with Hamish Pepper calling tactics secured victory with a storming win in the last race.
Second place went to Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible (ITA) and Wolfgang Schaefer's Struntje Light (GER) took third.
Transfusion (AUS), owned by Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, took an early lead in the first race of the day and went on to cross the finish line ahead of Nico Poons' Charisma (MON). Enfant Terrible took third place which left them on equal points with Barking Mad overall while Transfusion was just two points behind.

Photo by Osman Ugur
The final race of the series was then a four-way battle for the silverware between the American boat and Transfusion, Enfant Terrible and Struntje Light, who despite a deep finish in Race 9 were still in the running for a top spot. Race 10 gave Barking Mad a resounding win ahead of Struntje Light and Transfusion who was later disqualified as the result of a protest and slipped back to fourth place overall.
During the prize giving ceremony Enfant Terrible also received a trophy as overall winner after four events in the Farr 40 European Circuit. Alessandro Barnaba's Fiamma was second and NIco Poons' Charisma third.
The next event for the Farr 40 fleet will be in 2012 at the Quantum Key West Race Week taking place from January 16th to 20th.

Final Results
1. Barking Mad - Jim Richardson, USA, 31 points
2. Enfant Terrible - Alberto Rossi, ITA, 34
3. Struntje Light - Wolfgang Schaefer, GER, 39
4. Transfusion - Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, AUS, 41
5. Fiamma - Alessandro Barnaba, ITA, 49
6. Charisma - Nico Poons, MON, 50
7. Asterisk UNO - Hasip Gencer, TUR, 52
8. Provezza 8 - Ergin Imre/Levent Peynirci, TUR, 66

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