With the participation of the best athletes in the sport of sailing, the 2010 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship comes to Caribbean waters for the first time, from April 21 to 24, based at the Casa de Campo Marina in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
Organizers report that the event will attract the participation of more than twenty-five Farr 40 boats, crewed by the most renowned sailors from Australia, Italy, Denmark, Greece, the United States and France, among other countries. The official sponsor is Rolex, and the event will be hosted jointly by the Casa de Campo Marina and the Casa de Campo Yacht Club. The regatta will attract the presence of more than 500 sailors, supporters, including the world's business elite, as well as national and international media.
The country was chosen by the Farr 40 class for its spectacular sailing conditions, which will allow sailors and spectators to appreciate the nature and landscape of this privileged venue in the Caribbean.
The Rolex Farr 40 World Championship is one of the most important sailing events celebrated annually in the world, attracting great competition in these extraordinary 40-foot yachts.
The Farr 40 is a 40-foot sailboat designed by Farr Yacht Design. The class – managed by Stagg Yachts – has a main rule that requires that the boat owner is an amateur and must also helm the boat, with the support of up to four highly-qualified professionals, whose job is to advise, motivate and impel the spirit of the team.
This highly competitive class maintains a wide international calendar that revolves around the regional fleets in the USA, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Located in the center of the Casa de Campo Marina, the Yacht Club has four J24 boats, as part of its new sailing school, with international teachers from Italy's Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, located in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
The CCYC dock has six stations for direct electrical connection and each is equipped with water, electricity and cable TV.
The offshore marine area extends from Catalina Island in the southwest, to Saona Island in the southeast, providing an ideal venue for sailing and racing. Saona Island creates a vast sailing area, protected from the waves, but open to the sea breeze that blows steadily from 18 – 20 knots.
Preview submitted by Casa de Campo Marina