Farr 45, BIG APPLE III, claimed victory in ORC Division I at the 19th Busan Super Cup International Yacht Race earlier this month. The event was a part of the 2024 Asia Sailing Festival which ran from April 25th to May 6th, co-hosted by Busan Metropolitan City Yacht Association and the Fukuoka Yacht Association.

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Under the expert guidance of skipper Park Gil-cheol and their exceptional crew, BIG APPLE III dominated ORC Division I, winning line honors in all four races. Their impressive performance translated into three wins and a second-place finish on corrected time, earning them the top spot overall.

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BIG APPLE III races with a UK Sailmakers inventory including X-Drive Carbon upwind sails from UK Sailmakers Japan. Their event results are clear, proving once again that X-Drive sails from UK Sailmakers strike a winning balance of performance and durability at a competitive price point.

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Thank you to all the participants, organizers and volunteers for their efforts in making this year’s Asia Sailing Festival a resounding success. 

Full race results are available here.

Photography Credits: Busan Super Cup Event Photography.

Heather Mahady
Heather Mahady

Heather Mahady is the General Manager of UK Sailmakers International. She is based on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest, and is a passionate sailboat racer, sailmaker, and sustainability advocate.

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