As a result of a request from the Farr 40 Class, Cowes Combined Clubs have agreed to run three days of Windward/Leeward races for the Farr 40 Class at the beginning of this year's Skandia Life Cowes Week.
For the first three days of the week's racing, the Farr 40s will race in their own class with three back-to-back Windward/Leeward races per day from a committee boat start. Thereafter they can continue racing in Class 1 IRC, giving them a chance to compete for some of the major trophies of the Regatta, such as The Britannia Cup on Wednesday 8th August and The New York Yacht Club Challenge Cup on Thursday 9th August.
The Farr 40 Worlds and Europeans take place in the Solent in September and the three days of racing during this year's Skandia Life Cowes Week will be a valuable part of the build-up, particularly as the Admiral's Cup, for which the Farr 40s had been chosen as one boat of the three boat national teams, has been cancelled.
Peter Morton, from Farr International (UK), commented " the Farr 40 class is grateful to Cowes Combined Clubs for the effort they have made to arrange three days racing specifically tailored to the Class at this year's event."