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19 July 2013, 02:46 pm
Groovederci Vaults Into First Place At Farr 30 Worlds
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The fleet head downwind at the Farr 30 Worlds

Farr 30 World Championship
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Reigning World Champion Deneen Demourkas scores 3-1-1 on Thursday, jumping from fourth to first place after six races at the Farr 30 World Championship in Newport, USA.
Light airs off Newport meant plenty of heat and ultra-tight racing on day two of the 2013 Farr 30 World Championship, but the hottest boat on the course was undoubtedly Groovederci, driven by back-to-back reigning World Champion Deneen Demourkas. Demourkas scored two wins and a third place over three shifty races today, with winds from 7-12 knots and light chop from the Southwest.

Demourkas' consistent performance vaulted her three positions up in the standings, passing Annapolis performers Seabiscuit and Ramrod, while edging out Newport's James Richardson and his Barking Mad team. Demourkas says her lead means nothing at this point. "We've got a lot of racing left out there, and as today proved in this Class, your day can be really good or really bad based on just one leg of one race," said Demourkas.

After two days of light air, crews are ready for a more spirited forecast in the offing. "Newport is known for temperatures in the 70s and a cool breeze, so we were surprised to have two days of racing that's just like home," said Annapolis Farr 30 Fleet Captain Brad Kauffman. "We're definitely looking forward to the 15-20 knots some forecasts are showing for tomorrow."

Demourkas talked about her day in a short interview that you can watch or download here:

Top 5 after three races
1 - Groovederci - Deneen Demourkas - 16 Points
2 - Ramrod - Rod Jabin - 20 Points
3 - Barking Mad - James Richardson - 22 Points
4 - Seabiscuit - Kevin McNeil - 25 Points
5 - Bliksem/Menace- Piet Taselaar - 32 Points

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