The year 2014 heralded the 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, a competition that has captivated the sailing community since its inception in 1998. A defining juncture for the Farr 40 racing season, the Championship offers the perfect stage for evenly-matched, 40-foot monohull racing boats, helmed by skilled and competitive owners. Fiercely contested, the event demands and rewards precise teamwork, consistency and determination. These attributes, together with the true sporting nature of the competition, align perfectly with the core values of Rolex, title sponsor of the event since 2001. The reward for victory is coveted throughout the sailing world: the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship trophy and a Rolex timepiece, true recognition for greatness on the water.