It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Ian Farrier passed away in San Francisco on his way back from the USA yesterday. We are in deep shock as we come to terms with the huge loss of our captain, and our focus is on Ian’s immediate family and the Farrier Marine team.
Ian was a visionary, a multihull genius, an all-round nice guy who leaves behind a huge legacy to the sailing world.
Farrier Marine Limited is a strong business with a three year order book for the revolutionary F-22 sailboat. Despite dealing with our grief, it is very much ‘business as usual’ at the factory today. It is our job now to carry on the Farrier legacy and ensure his vision is carried out. – Rob Densem.
This is such a heartbreaking news. Although I never met Ian, he was always very generous with his time and always answered my questions that I shot his way about the construction of my F-39.
I felt as if Ian was a personal friend, he enriched my life as brilliant and as generous a man that I’ve ever known.
Thank you Ian for your great design and all you did for the future of performance sailing. Your legacy lives on in your timeless designs.
My deepest condolences to the Farrier family, the factory team at Farrier Marine, the F-boat sailors and all other who were in some way connected with Ian.