Long Beach, Calif - The Farr 40 World Championships wrapped up on October 5th in Long Beach, California and featured a stellar performance by Doyle customer and Corinthian competitor Jeff Carter of Australia and team on board Edake. The Corinthian team placed third overall in the regatta and first in the Corinthian division during a hotly contested event that ran from Oct. 2 through Oct. 5. Carter is now a two-time Corinthian world champion in the Farr 40 class.
Edake finished the overall event with 41 points - only three points behind 2018 World Champion Wolfgang Schaefer’s Struntje Light and 8 points behind 2019 World Champion Vince Brun and Freides on board Far Niente.
With conditions holding steadily at 10 to 12 knots for most of the regatta, Edake took two bullets during the regatta, and consistently finished in the top five each race. Following the wisdom that sailing consistently pays off, this was certainly the case with Carter and his team against the pro boats.
Carter notes that as a Corinthian sailor he is only allowed three new sails per year and two professionals on the team. He was pleased with the sails in his inventory. “The sails were quick and smooth. Additionally, the support from the Doyle loft in Somersby (Doyle Sails Lake Macquarie) was critical to our performance.” He added “As we have a sail restriction we need to have both speed and durability in order to be competitive and the Stratis membranes have certainly given us the capability to do that.”
At the awards ceremony, Carter acknowledged the dedication and commitment of his crew from Australia and congratulated the Long Beach Yacht Club and Farr 40 Class for an amazing event. Carter also congratulated Brun and Freides on their well-deserved World Championship title. "The Farr 40 Class in Australia is looking forward to returning the same amazing hospitality provided by all the teams and LBYC in November 2020 in Sydney," said Carter.