The Fareast 28R is a proven race winner and has beaten many bigger boats over the line: Melges 32, J-111, Archambault 40, Sydney 38, Pogo 12.5, MC-31, Thompson 980 and Farr 30 are just a few to mention. (see our FaceBook page for race results) The 28R is not purely designed for one design racing, she also performs very well under handicap so you don't have to wait for large fields to appear in your area to have some good fun.
Easy to sail, manage and handle:
The FAREAST 28R is easy to sail despite her impressive performance. The deep spade rudder provides very good control and the form stability of the hull is high, you like a fast but easy to manage and control boat? The Fareast 28R offers it all. Are you over running after 7+ crew? For racing a crew of 5 is ideal, however the simplicity of the 28R makes it possible to go out for a fun spin or twilight with as little as 3 and set the kite in a stiff breeze without a problem. It's easier to find crew for an exciting boat like this. Skilled crews will be challenged to push the boat to it's maximum and beat much bigger boats or prove themselves in fast growing (international) One Design fields.
ISAF approved One Design Class:
The Fareast 28R is an ISAF approved One-Design class and numbers are growing fast. We are enthusiastic and work hard to establish One Design fields in the nearby future and hope you will join soon!
International Fareast Regattas:
The first 28R World Cup will be held August this year in Europe, First price will be a 28R second a 19R !! Boats are available for charter or can be bought at incredible prices. Other international 28R OD sailing options are the China Cup and the Fareast International regatta in Shanghai (last year they gave away 4 boats, 31R,28R,2x 23R !!)
Easy Trailable and simple lifting:
The keel lifts all the way up and the boat sits nice and low on the trailer reassuring a comfortable and safe drive to those great big events. The 28R is also an ideal boat for hardstand storage, it has a single lifting point on the keel fin and the bulb takes up the boat in the hoist saving the always loved keel lifting workout (which is not too bad by the way)
Construction and hardware:
The Fareast 28R is constructed using a ISO-polyester - foam core sandwich, resin is pre weight and vacuum infused. This advanced building technique guarantees a light and rigid hull. The one piece moulded inner structure "the spine" takes up all the forces from the keel and rigging. The Fareast 28R is very well equipped with the best hardware available from Harken, Spinlock and Selden for the rigging, no compromises have been made when it comes to quality
You can reach 15-17 knots downwind with the gennaker on.
With the lifted can be transporter on the road trailer and launched from ramp.