“Our goal in developing the Farr 30 (formerly the Mumm 30) was to create a state-of-the-art offshore one-design that would be fast and exciting, yet uncomplicated and economical. We set about the design of the Farr 30 with a ‘clean sheet of paper’ in that there are no rating rule driven compromises in performance.
Our experience in Whitbread 60’s and American’s Cup boats gave us confidence that incredible light air speed does not necessarily require large overlapping jibs. Fractional rigs are preferred over mast head rigs for upwind performance and easy handling, but with no arbitrary rule restrictions, masthead spinnakers will turbo-charge the boat downwind. The symmetrical vs. asymmetrical spinnaker debate is a non-issue. Each has its advantages and place, so we have allowed for both, making the Mumm 30 today’s most versatile downwind boat.”