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Rolex Farr 40 Worlds : Alex Roeper winner for a second time

dimanche 21 février 2016Redaction SSS [Source RP]

The Rolex Farr 40 Worlds has a habit of turning up the heat as the competition progresses. Pressure mounts, so does tension and cracks begin to form. Weaknesses are exposed. Small errors are magnified. Only those who have prepared thoroughly and keep their head in this tightest of contests will come through.

And, as in all the best sporting occasions, talent like cream will rise to the top. The 2016 event has been no exception. Entering the final race with a fragile two-point margin over their closest rival, Alex Roeper’s crew of the American yacht Plenty kept calm, held their nerve and executed a race plan that put them ahead of the Australian team of Transfusion to win the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds for a second time.

Alex Roepers was understandably elated. His determination to recover the world championship crown he had won in 2014 and lost in 2015 had paid off :

“It’s a dream come true. We battled very hard last year and came up short. This year we battled just as hard and put it all together very consistently. Huge credit to all our competitors particularly Transfusion. It was full on for four days. Everyday was different, and this team showed it can cope with it all.”

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