You've made us proud!
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 race, the FIRST 40, "Lunchtime Legend," secured the overall win in the IRC Div 3. Before the start of the race, skipper Robert Robertson was dead set on winning this year. "Robbo" kept his word and won the race ahead of the seven other First 40s — almost a one-design class! The podium was completed by "Brannew," another First 40, and "Peugeot Surfrider," a First 45 which also placed 2nd in the ORCi Div 2.
There was a fierce competition between the First 40s, similar to the previous winners in 2009. "Two True" and "Wicked" finished within a 1 mm gap after four days of racing. A big congratulations and thank you to all the crews who placed their trust in Beneteau by choosing the winning FIRST series.
Beneteau to Sponsor Best Around the Buoys for the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, April 18-21, 2013.
Best Around the Buoys is a grass-roots racing initiative to reward sailors for their team's performance at the local racing level and encourage racers to set a goal of racing on the national level.
- Winning team earns free entry to Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, housing, and dockage (airfare not included)
- Use of Beneteau First 35 well-equipped by industry partners
- New suit of North racing sails
- Go-fast bottom paint job supplied by Pettit
- Electronics provided by B&G
- Rulebooks from US Sailing
We need your help naming the First 35!
Last year the boat was named BeneRound. This year, it's up to you. Submit your naming suggestion on our Facebook page and if your name is chosen, we'll make it worth your while!
THE LEGALLY REQUIRED TEENY TINY TYPE: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The information you provide will be submitted to Beneteau USA, not Facebook. No purchase necessary. Purchase will not increase chance of winning. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of the U.S. Must be 25 years of age to enter. Promotion begins January 20, 2013 and ends 5 p.m. February 3, 2013. Sponsored by Beneteau America, Inc. Click here for the official rules.