VIC State Title – Official Programme

Official Programme
Aberdeen Asset Management 2014/15 Farr 40
Australian Series Victorian State Title
29 January - 1 February 2015
Sandringham Yacht Club
FARR 40
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President:
Andrew Hunn
Treasurer:
Richard Perini
NSW Fleet Captain:
Guido Belgiorno-Nettis
Queensland Fleet Captain:
David Lambourne
Tasmanian Fleet Captain:
Wayne Banks-Smith
Class Administrator:
Jennie Hughes
E: farr40australia@gmail.com
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Contents
Welcome to the Aberdeen Asset Management 2015 Farr 40
Victorian State Title
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About our Sponsor
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About Farr 40
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Schedule of official events
06
Course map
07
Competitors
Double Black
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Edake
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Kindergarten
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Local Mocean
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Transfusion
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Voodoo Chile
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Zen
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Welcome
Welcome to the Aberdeen Asset Management 2015 Farr 40
Victorian State Title.
Farr 40 Australia and Aberdeen Asset Management welcome all competitors
and spectators to the Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 Victorian State
Title being sailed on Port Phillip Bay.
Farr 40 sailing is a contest between evenly matched 40-foot racing boats,
helmed by their skilled and competitive amateur owners and guided by
world-renowned tacticians. The Farr 40 Class complies with strict One
Design rules, meaning the boat has been built to a specific design, and all
competing boats in the class are not permitted to make amendments to
the design. Any competitive advantage must be derived by the skill of the
skipper and the crew. Unique to the Farr 40 Class is that the One Design
rules are internationally governed and dictate an owner driver rule and
impose limitations on the number of professional crew members.
This year’s Victorian State Title is being hosted by the Sandringham Yacht
Club, Melbourne, Victoria.
We look forward to having Aberdeen clients aboard our Farr 40s for the
Twilight Race being held on Thursday evening and hope that all other
spectators enjoy a wonderful weekend of sailing on 29 January - 1 February
2015.
Andrew HunnBrett Jollie
PresidentManaging Director - Australia
Farr 40 Australia
Aberdeen Asset Management
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About our sponsor
Aberdeen Asset Management
In 2012, Aberdeen partnered with Farr 40 to support the Farr 40 Australia
National Series. The skill, camaraderie and teamwork required for success in
this exciting sport are qualities that are equally important to the success of
the asset management industry and Aberdeen’s own success.
Aberdeen Asset Management is a global investment management group.
From our beginnings in Scotland in 1983, we have grown rapidly through
both organic growth and acquisition. We have offices in 32 countries around
the world and have had a presence in the Australian market since 2000.
Aberdeen’s business is the active management of equities, fixed income,
property and alternative solutions for institutional and retail clients. We
currently manage over $606 billion in assets worldwide (as at 30 November
2014). We have the scale to provide global coverage of financial markets,
yet we are flexible enough to focus on each and every portfolio decision.
We have teams of skilled investment professionals across our range of
investment strategies.
Contact us
www.aberdeenasset.com.au
client.service.aust@aberdeen-asset.com
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About Farr 40
One Design racing in Australia is widely celebrated through successful
classes such as Etchells and Dinghy Olympic classes including the Lasers
and 470s. The Farr 40 class follows similar principles in racing and complies
with specific One Design rules; boats have been built to a specific design
and competing boats in the class are not permitted to make amendments
to the design. Any competitive advantage must be derived by the skill of
the skipper and crew.
Unique to the Farr 40 class is that the One Design rules are internationally
governed, dictate an owner driver rule and impose limitations on number
of professional crew members.
The Farr 40 fleet in Australia consists of 25 boats, 18 of which will compete
in the 2014/15 Farr 40 Australian Series.
Crews in this Class consist of yachting luminaries such as Tom Slingsby,
Malcolm Page, Mathew Belcher, Nathan Outteridge & Nina Curtis – all successful competitors in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Aberdeen Asset Management 2014/15 Farr 40 Australian Championships consists of:
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Victorian State Title: 29 January – 1 February 2015
Venue: Sandringham Yacht Club
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One Design Trophy: 26 February – 1 March 2015
Venue: Middle Harbour Yacht Club
•
NSW State Title: 20 – 23 March 2015
Venue: Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
•
John Calvert-Jones Trophy/Nationals: 25 – 28 March 2015
Venue: Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
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Schedule of official events
Aberdeen Asset Management 2015 Farr 40 Victorian State Title
Sandringham Yacht Club
Jetty Road
SANDRINGHAM VIC 3191
Schedule of official events
Thursday, 29 January 18:00 hrs
Invitation Twilight Race
Friday, 30 January
11:00 hrs
Racing commences (up to four races)
Saturday, 31 January 11:00 hrs
Racing commences (up to four races)
Sunday, 1 February Racing commences (up to four races)
11:00 hrs
The Race Committee intends to conduct as many races as practicable on each
scheduled date of racing, up to a maximum of ten (10) races for the regatta.
The entries for this championship:
Boat Name
Double Black
Edake
Kindergarten
Local Mocean
Transfusion
Voodoo Chile
Zen
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Sail Number
Sm2008
0007
5868
5585
6422
8888
64221
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Course map
Race
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Double Black
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Boat
Melbourne based Builder and Property Investor Rob Pitts
will make his debut in Farr 40 sailing at the Victorian State
Title. Double Black was previously known as Bribie Star,
and before that, Brighton Star, and originally started life at
Sandringham Yacht Club as Young Australia.
Boat Captain Chris (Billy) Idle has been a tremendous
support to the Farr 40 Class in organising our first regatta
in Melbourne.
The crew of Double Black have been sailing together for
approximately five years and have previously competed
in various club events in the well-known Young 11 “Wide
Load”.
The boat was purchased in 2014 with a view to looking
at some more serious racing and developing a core crew
that could potentially race at a national level. The crew
have found Farr 40 a very rewarding boat to sail and fun
in all conditions.
Tactician Jake Newman, a Belmont based builder joined
the Double Black crew for the Festival of Sails and recently
competed in his tenth Sydney to Hobart. He has also
recently competed in the National Etchells Championship
aboard Triad, skippered by sailing legend, John Bertrand.
Sailing on home waters, coupled with extensive
experience, could make Double Black a considerable
threat to the rest of the fleet and we hope Rob and the
crew enjoy their first Farr 40 regatta.
Double Black
Sail No.Sm2008
FleetVictoria
ClubSandringham
Yacht Club
Owner Rob Pitts
TacticianJake Newman
Bow
Dean Van Telingen
Mast Jens Pron
Float
Vaughan Rosier
Pit
Tristian Cross
Pit Assist Matt Panoussi
Trim
Chris (Billy) Idle
Main
Aaron Cole
Rob Pitts
Jake Newman
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Edake
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Boat
Edake
Sail No.0007
Fleet
New South Wales
Club
Middle Harbour
Yacht Club
Owner Jeff Carter
Tactician Evan Walker
Bow
Morgan White
Mast Lachlan Carter
Float
Nicky Hodgson
Pit
Jaiden Stevens
Trim 1 Scott Francis
Trim 2 Tim Lake
StrategyPaul Darmanin
Main
Noel Holder
Jeff Carter and the Edake crew have been competing
in Farr 40 regattas since 2006. The green Corinthian
Leader flag can often be seen flying from the Edake
forestay and Jeff has his sights set on a podium position
at the inaugural Victorian State Title.
It’s a huge commitment for Corinthian competitors to
transport their boat and crew members interstate and
the Edake team are looking forward to competing for
the first time on Port Phillip Bay.
CYC Youth Sailing Academy Graduate Evan Walker will
be teaming up with Jeff as Tactician for Edake. Evan
is a two time winner of the Hardy Cup which is one
of Australia’s most prestigious match racing events.
Evan has been sailing with Jeff for three years and this
dynamic duo will certainly be one to watch.
The crew consists of long-time mainsail trimmer Noel
Holder, Jeff’s son Lachlan on mast, youthful talent
including Jaidan Stevens, Paul Darmanin, Tim Lake and
Nicky Hodgson and experienced Farr 40 sailors Morgan
White and Scott Francis.
Whilst it’s serious faces on the water, the Edake crew
have a great time enjoying the camaraderie which the
Class is renowned for.
Evan Walker
Jeff Carter
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Kindergarten
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BoatKindergarten
Queensland based Rod Jones is another new member to
the Class. Rod predominantly sails out of the Mooloolaba
Yacht Club however will keep his newly purchased Farr 40,
Kindergarten, at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club for the
2014/15 season.
Sail No. 5868
Formerly a SB20 sailor, Rod was keen to convert to Farr
40 sailing with the likelihood of the Rolex Farr 40 World
Championships coming to Sydney in 2016. Kindergarten
has entered the Professional division and it is hoped this
experience will put them in good stead for the Worlds.
TacticianBucky Smith
FleetQueensland
Club
Middle Harbour
Yacht Club
Owner Rod Jones
Bow
Mick Slinn
Mast Ben Robinson
Kindergarten’s first taste of Farr 40 racing was at the recent
One Design Trophy held at Pittwater where they took out a
stunning second place overall, just 3 points behind reigning
National Champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis and 1 point
ahead of Lang Walker’s Kokomo – not a bad result for their
maiden voyage into Farr 40 racing!
Float
Jan-Willem Jannink
Pit
Alexandra Paton
Rod will be teaming up with Sunshine Coast sailor Bucky
Smith as Tactician who was a member of the Australian
team which won the Audi Etchells World Championship
held in Melbourne in 2009. Bucky has been designing
and making sails on the Sunshine Coast for 18 years
having joined his father’s sailmaking business which was
established in 1975. Bucky and his brother have joined
the Doyle Sails Group and run Doyle Sails South East
Queensland.
Main
Pit 2/TrimHamish Crossan
Trim Mark Langford
StrategyBen Lamb
Sean O’Rouke
Bucky Smith
Rod Jones
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Boat
Local Mocean
Sail No.5585
FleetVictoria
Club Royal Geelong
Yacht Club
Owner Trevor & Di Richardson
Skipper Steven Richardson
TacticianKirwan Robb
Bow
Aaron Smith
Mast Stuart Richardson
Float 1 Chris Manton /
Chloe Richardson
Trevor Richardson
Pit
Trim 1 Brian Case
Trim 2 Rodney Muller
Main
Local Mocean
Brendan Garner
The Richardson family joined the Farr 40 Class in 2014
and are looking forward to their second season of one
design sailing. It is a family affair aboard Local Mocean
and the crew consists of Trevor and Di, their sons Steven
and Stuart and Steven’s daughter Chloe. If the family
are not working together running their Geelong based
family concrete and quarry business, they can be found
sailing somewhere on the east coast of Australia on one
of their boats.
Local Mocean is kept at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club
and is one of two boats which make up the newly
formed Victorian Farr 40 fleet. Entered in the Corinthian
division, the Richardson family are looking forward to
sailing on local waters in the inaugural Victorian State
Title.
Former Australian 49er Champion Kirwan Robb will be
teaming up with the Richardson family as Tactician for
Local Mocean. For the past five years Kirwan has been
campaigning his family’s Beneteau named Icon.
Trevor
Richardson
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Transfusion
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Boat
Five time National Champion Guido Belgiorno-Nettis
and the Transfusion crew certainly have the winning
formula when it comes to Farr 40 racing. Guido has
been sailing in the Class for eight years and has recently
stepped down after a two year term as President.
When it comes to crew selection, some of the biggest
names in the sport can be found aboard Transfusion.
Transfusion
Sail No.6422
Fleet
New South Wales
Club
Middle Harbour
Yacht Club
Owner Guido Belgiorno-
Nettis
TacticianKatie Spithill
Katie Spithill will be joining the Transfusion crew as
Tactician for the Victorian State Title. Katie has been
sailing since she was 5 years old and comes from a
famous sailing family including brother Jimmy Spithill
– Skipper of Oracle Team USA who recently won the
America’s Cup held in San Francisco in 2013. Growing
up on Pittwater, Katie’s only transport home was by
boat so it’s no wonder she is following in her family’s
footsteps as a successful young sailor.
The core of the Transfusion team consists of Olympic
and America’s Cup veteran Bob Wilmot, talented
trimmer Sam Williams, 2011 Crewman of the Year Pete
Sheldrick, renowned bowman Mitch White, Strategist
Mike Leigh who is currently ranked second in the ISAF
World Rankings, 13 foot skiff National Champion Matt
Stenta, youngster Jack Hubbard and Will Mackenzie
who has recently returned from the 2014 World Match
Racing Tour with Team Gilmour.
Main
Bob Wilmot
Brace
Will Mackenzie
Bow
Mitch White
Mast Matt Stenta
Float
Jack Hubbarb
Pit
Pete Sheldrick
Trim 1 Sam Williams
Strategy Mike Leigh
Guido Belgiorno-Nettis
Katie Spithill
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Boat
Voodoo Chile
Sail No.8888
FleetTasmania
Club
Voodoo Chile
Royal Yacht
Club of Tasmania
Owner Andrew Hunn &
Lloyd Clark
Skipper Andrew Hunn
TacticianMark Bradford
Bow
Wulf Wilkens
Mast Tim Roberts
Float
Alastair Sayers
Pit
Phil Armstrong
Pit Assist Kristy Skinner
Trim 1 Mal Parker
Main
Darren Jones
Grind
Rowan Clarke
Mark
Bradford
Newly elected Australian Class President and
Neurosurgeon Andrew Hunn, along with Co-owner
and Hotelier Lloyd Clark will once again be strong
competitors on the Australian circuit.
Andrew and Lloyd take turns at the helm of Voodoo
Chile and Andrew will lead the team at Voodoo’s first
regatta of the season in Melbourne.
Voodoo Chile has won the Corinthian trophy three years
in a row and has moved up to the Professional division
for this season. They recently came fifth in the Rolex
Farr 40 World Championships proving their talent on the
world stage.
Tactician Mark Bradford started North Sails Brisbane
in 1995. Mark has extensive experience in one-design,
match racing and offshore sailing. In the last twenty years
Mark has competed in four 470 World Championships,
nine Etchells Class World Championships, three Farr
40 World Championships and a Star Class World
Championship. Mark was selected for the Americas Cup
circuit with BMW Oracle in 2004 and in the past few
years he has lead the Black Jack sailing team as Team
Manager and Skipper.
Andrew
Hunn
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Zen
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Zen
Gordon Ketelbey’s Sydney 38 has been berthed
alongside Transfusion and Edake at Middle Harbour
Yacht Club for many years, which has given
Guido Belgiorno-Nettis and Jeff Carter plenty of
opportunities to persuade Gordon to convert to Farr
40 racing. Late last year, Gordon made the transition
and purchased one of the Transfusion boats, now
renamed Zen.
Sail No.64221
Gordon’s debut at the 2014 One Design Trophy at
Pittwater proved he and his crew will add to the strong
competition this season. Gordon has committed to
the entire 2014/15 circuit and is looking forward to
his first State Title in Melbourne.
Bow
George Hinings
Mast David Barton
Tactician Sean Kirkjian etched a place in Sydney to
Hobart history when he became the youngest person
to skipper a yacht in the race 25 years ago at the
age of 17. More recently, Sean was aboard Victoire
which won the Tattersall’s Cup in the 2015 Sydney to
Hobart race.
Pit
Fleet
New South Wales
Club
Middle Harbour
Yacht Club
Owner Gordon Ketelbey
TacticianSean Kirkjian
Float 1 Millie Bennett
Float 2 Amy Lee
Alex Deaken
Trim 1 James Corrie
Trim 2 Dave Smyth
Main
Shane Guanaria
Sean Kirkjian
Gordon Ketelbey
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The Sandringham Yacht Club is situated on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay
and is Melbourne’s premier sailing club presenting world class sporting
and event facilities right on the water’s edge.
The Club has a 340 boat floating marina, Boating Academy, waterfront support
services, newly built clubhouse and recipricol rights with yacht clubs
worldwide, offering Melbourne sailors an incomparable membership
opportunity. Whether you’re an experienced hand or exploring a
new venture to discover the sea, SYC welcomes you.
SYC members enjoy a lively club atmosphere thanks to year round
industry events, boating activities and sailing regattas. The a la carte
restaurant offers a special dining experience with picturesque views
across the bay, as does the Members’ Lounge and Members’ Bar
where you can sit and relax with a wine or coffee.
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