Calvert Jones wins Farr 40s

Sam Crichton reports from the Joico regatta in Australia

Monday March 3rd 2003, Author: Sam Crichton, Location: Australasia
Winner of the Farr 40 World Championships in 2000, John Calvert Jones (RPAYC) on Southern Star II won the Farr 40 division of the Joico regatta with Ray Roberts (RPAYC) on Emotional Hooligan in second and Steve Ellis (RPAYC) on Buon Giorno in third.

Racing on day 2 was in a softening southeast breeze which, had the promise to be a strong one early in the morning. At the start of race 3 it was 15 knots and dropped out to 6 knots by the end of the day's racing.

Steve Ellis on Buon Giorno slipped from the overnight lead to third with a fifth and fourth in today's racing. Southern Star II and Emotional Hooligan shared the two first places from today's races. All four of the races counted towards the final score.

As expected racing was tight in this one design fleet, with many teams sharing the top positions during the racing. 3 points only separated the top three places in the final point score. RPAYC representative boats took the top three places.

The 11 boats competing this weekend will be joined by three other Farr 40s this upcoming weekend to compete for the title of Australian National Champion being raced March 7-9 at RPAYC.

Final point score:
1 Southern Star 2 John Calvert Jones (RPAYC) 12
2 Emotional Hooligan Ray Roberts (RPAYC) 14
3 Buon Giorno Steve Ellis (RPAYC) 15
4 Kokomo Lang Walker (CYCA) 21
5 Syntegra Rapscallion Dick Vooderhake (CYCA) 22
6 Corinthian Doors Richard Perini (RSYS) 26
7 War Games David Urry (CYCSA) 27
8 Farr to much Fun Phillip Coombs (SYC) 27
9 Weapon Rob Skinner (CYCA) 29
10 One Step Ahead Dennis McDonald (CYCA) 34
11 Valley Tram Kevin Millar (RQYS) 37

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