There’s no such thing as too fast for Two Farr skipper, Will Baum.
Will placed third in the performance racing division against fierce competition in the 2015 Passage Race.
Geelong-based Will and almost all his crew were under 25 at the time, making them eligible for the Gill Australia Under 25 Trophy a new trophy being to be awarded to the first young skipper to cross the line in the Passage Race on handicap.
With a race time of 5 hours 23 minutes and 18 seconds last year, his competitors would have done well to keep an eye on the young skipper as he aimed for not just the Under 25 Trophy but the main one as well.
From humble beginnings sailing with his father at the age of 12, Will had clocked up more than 13 regattas and has considerable experience at the helm since then.
He and his crew had been working on improvements to their boat in readiness for the racing series and were excited to have the chance of winning two trophies that season.
“Two Farr has been on the water and racing for around 18 months after I originally picked it up as a wreck. After each race we’ve made some improvements trying to get her into the best shape as possible to race,” Will said.