Recap: Cowes Week 2016

Published  August 15, 2016.

COWES, U.K. — Lloyd Thornburg’s “Fomo” placed first among the Farr 280s racing at Cowes Week, and placed 2nd in the HP30 class and 3rd in the IRC sportsboat division.


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Team FOMO Places First at HP30 Class Nationals

Published  July 18, 2016.

PLYMOUTH, UK — Lloyd Thornburg's Farr 280, FOMO, skippered by Brian Thompson, won the inaugural High Performance 30 Class Nationals at the Plymouth Regatta.


"The racing was fantastically close," commented Thompson. "It was real nip and tuck, right to the last, with plenty of lead changes throughout.  It was a pleasure to sail against these teams of committed and talented racers and we look forward to plenty more of these competitions in the coming months."


The HP30 Class has enjoyed ten great races on a perfect windward leeward race track, with three circuits of the course completing each race. With an upwind leg from start, of about 0.7nm, each race took approximately 55 minutes to complete, with boats finishing within seconds of each other, adding to the excitement.


Results are available here. See photos of racing on Facebook.


The next major event for the Farr 280 class in the UK will be Cowes Week, August 6 thru 13.

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The Farr 280 One Design is a new production racing sailboat by Farr Yacht Design that delivers the excitement of grand prix racing to the under-30’ one design arena. As a modern one design, the Farr 280 delivers contemporary grand prix features and style to a more achievable smaller boat package. The boat has dynamic performance on all points of sail, with a focus on inshore racing for a moderate crew size of five to six people.

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