The Farr 40 Executive Committee and Rolex Geneva announced today that the dates and venue have been finalized for the 2005 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in Sydney, Australia.
Racing will be run by the highly respected Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), on March 2-5, 2005. CYCA is Australia's premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting's 'Everest' - the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. In the shadows of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge, the CYCA is nestled along the beautiful Rushcutters Bay foreshore; just 10 minutes drive from downtown Sydney. The Club enjoys stunning harbor views and world-class facilities. Racing will take place outside Sydney Heads or in Sydney Harbor, depending on the conditions. Competitors can expect excellent late-summer racing conditions in one of the world's most beautiful and exciting cities.
The Australian Farr 40 fleet is planning their 2004/05 season now to include events that visiting yachts can participate in prior to the Worlds. The national fleet is 20 boats strong, and a large turnout from Europe and North America is expected. Boats will be able to ship directly to Sydney upon the conclusion of the 2004 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds and the 2004 Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco.
Title sponsor Rolex Geneva moves into their fifth year of support for the Farr 40 Worlds. "It has been a highly successful partnership between Rolex, the world's preeminent watch maker and the Farr 40s, the world's premier racing class",
said Class President and former World Champion Jim Richardson, "and we are looking forward to another spectacular event in Sydney".