The spectacular town of Båstad, Sweden and Båstad Marina will host the Farr 30 International Regatta 2016 August 1-7 with 4 great race days. This storied event returns to Europe after a successful 2012 World Championship sailed also in Båstad, Sweden where nineteen teams from seven countries battled it out for the title of World Champion. This year organizers are expecting at least twenty entries to showcase their skills in the highly competitive and beloved Farr 30 One Design.
You can bet that Harald Bruening of Germany has his eyes to keep the prize under his arm during the 2016 Edition of the International Championship after winning the trophy during the 2014 Farr 30 World Championship. During 2014/2015 there have been a lot of boats that changed owner with new faces to the class and lots of new experience. Two youth teams joining, Farr 30 Youth and Team Delft Challenge with more to come. International teams from Turkey and hopefully the USA will be welcomed to be on the starting line.
Båstad is an ideal location from a geographical point of view, a location that allows for good logistics, but more so, offers a fantastic sailing arena on the waters outside Båstad. And with a new fantastic concept for onshore entertainment and state of the art media setup, we can be sure to enjoy some great social activities both on and off the water. Conditions on the water offer the challenges you would expect from an International Championship--currents, shifting winds and rough seas if the weather conditions allows.
The International Farr 30 Class Association invites you to join us!