Farr 40 class champion to be crowned in Long Beach

Regatta will be held at Long Beach Yacht Club, Oct. 2-5.

LONG BEACH—Four days of competitive Farr 40 class racing comes to Long Beach during the first week of October, as one of Southern California’s most recognizable yacht clubs hosts the 2019 Farr 40 World Championship, Oct. 2-5.

The Farr 40 World Championship is hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club. All Farr 40 yachts are eligible to compete; the entry fee is $2,000 per eligible boat. Included in the entry fee are dockage at Long Beach YC (Sept. 30 to Oct. 6) and entry in the pre-World Championship event (Sept. 28-29).

Safety inspection, sail measurements and owner and crew weigh-ins (for pre-Worlds and Worlds) all take place Sept. 26 and 27; the pre-Worlds event will take place Sept. 28 and 29.

Sail measurements and weigh-ins for the Worlds, specifically, will take place on Sept. 1 and Oct. 1; registration will take place on Oct. 1.

A mandatory tactician’s briefing will be held from 5:30-6 p.m., also on Oct. 1.

Racing starts on Oct. 2 and continues through Oct. 5. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of competition on Oct. 5. The course will be in the waters of Long Beach, generally south of Alamitos Bay.

The yacht finishing first place overall will be awarded the World Cup trophy; the top-placing yacht to meet Corinthian requirements will be awarded the Corinthian trophy.

Boats choosing to dock at Long Beach YC may do so beginning Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.; all boats must be docked in their assigned docks by 6 p.m., Sept. 30.

Wolgang Schaefer of Germany won last year’s Farr 40 Championship aboard Struntje Light.

The deadline to submit entries has already passed. Crew lists must be submitted by Sept. 21. Also due by Sept. 21 are all designations of alternate, relief and substitute helmsmen, as well as a copy of each vessel’s valid 2019 One Design Certificate.

By Oct. 1 all competitors must be registered with Long Beach YC, have their respective One Design Certificates (2019) on file, current on class membership dues, conduct skipper and crew weigh-ins, sign liability waivers (and have those on file with the yacht club) and submit measurement forms, among other items.

Visit www.farr40worlds.com for more information, or contact Long Beach YC at 562-598-9401 or raceoffice@LBYC.org.

Long Bach YC is located at 6201 Appian Way in Long Beach. The club’s website is www.lbyc.org.




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