The Uruguayan 50-foot classic proved pivotal in establishing Frers’s international reputation. Built on a tight three-month launch deadline to compete in that year’s Buenos Aires-Rio Race, Frers missed the start by 24 hours but set off anyhow and cut the finish line in second position.
Scott Perry, Vice President of World Sailing (formerly ISAF) and owner of Fjord III (German Frers Senior, 1947) participated in Argentario Sailing Week for the first time in 2016.
“This is my first time sailing in Italy in general and I must say that the Argentario is a fantastic sailing venue: good wind conditions, a stunning landscape and warm hospitality are a perfect recipe. As a Technical Delegate for Olympic sailing in Rio 2016, I would like to compliment all of the organization and in particular the Race Committee. Sailing is truly a sport for life and classic yachts bring it all together. Youngsters start on dinghies and then graduate to ORC and IRC racing. Classics are the natural progression for those who have done it all. When I bought Fjord III five years ago, I felt I was investing in preserving the heritage of sailing and we brought our yacht back to what her original layout was, letting her true personality shine through”.