Bruce Farr OBE is a highly successful designer of racing and cruising yachts.
He founded Farr Yacht Design, which is considered as the top racing-yacht design team in the world. The company’s long-running record of achievement dates back more than 30 years and includes 43 World Championships won in Farr designs and a multitude of design successes at internationally prestigious grand prix yachting events, including the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race), America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Barcelona World Race, Transat Jacques Vabre, Copa del Rey and many others.
In 1990, Bruce’s services to yachting were recognised by being awarded the Order of the British Empire.
In 2015, Bruce came out of retirement to consult on the design for an updated version of the 12-metre class that will be sailed in the San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge in July 2017.