Formula 1 sail the Hobart

Aboard a Sydney 60

Monday September 23rd 2002, Author: Alex Thomson, Location: Australasia
Formula 1 Sailing Ltd, the Portsmouth based sailing events company have announced their participation in the 2002 Sydney to Hobart Race starting Boxing Day. The company have chartered a Sydney 60 and are making places available to amateur sailors keen to have a crack at one of the world's most infamous ocean races.

Alex Thomson, the company's founder commented: "The Sydney to Hobart Race is a great addition to our already full events calendar. The Hobart has always been a race that has attracted me, so why not others? The itinerary includes three weeks in Sydney training offshore and competing in various inshore regattas. This really is the ultimate sailing event and we are pleased to be able offer it to our customers."

F1 Sailing also announced their entry in the Montego Bay Race, from Florida to Jamaica in February 2003. This, the 811th race, will take four to five days and you can guarantee great sailing, sun and of course fabulous Jamaican hospitality on your arrival!

F1 Sailing's fleet of Farr 65s already compete at some of the world's best regattas and ocean races including the ARC, Antigua Sailing Week, St Maarten Heineken Regatta, Key West and the Fastnet Race. The company allows amateur sailors from all over the world the opportunity to sail and race aboard four fantastic Bruce Farr designed 65-foot Ocean racing yachts, and to compete on an equal footing with the professionals. Last year, F1 Sailing's Farr 65's took line honours in the ARC, and established a new crossing record, they also won the Caribbean Big Boat Series and the BVI Spring Regatta and took a very credible 5th overall in the Fastnet Race, all with amateur crews of varying experience.

F1 Sailing, although only launched two years ago is going from strength to strength, they provide a unique range of sailing products with a superb professional service and now with sales approaching £1m, the proof is in the pudding!

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