FAREAST 28R - Building a new Class
With over 300 boats sold the 28R is a worldwide success. We are building a new Class in Australia, 28R nr 10 is on its way and our first OD Championship will be held 4-5 Nov. on Pittwater. The 28R ticks a lot of boxes, like to find out how many for you? Please click more information below.
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. For racing a crew of 4- 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. You like a fast but easy to manage and control boat? The Fareast 28R offers it all.
ISAF approved One Design Class:
The Fareast 28R is an ISAF approved One-Design class and numbers are growing fast. We are organising our first Championship in November 2017. Like to join the fun? we offer crew and charter options, contact us today!
International Fareast Regattas:
The first 28R World Cup has been held August 2017 in Europe, First price was a 28R, second a 19R !! Next WC will be in China with plenty of charter options available. Contact us to register your interest. Other international 28R OD racing 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 custom made trailer reassuring a comfortable and safe drive to those great big events. The boat is ramp launchable and the mast deck stepped. 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.
Unbeatable price, low running cost:
The Fareast 28R offers great value for money with a starting price of $69,950 No more antifouling, high repair bills, another expensive sail, high mooring fees. Save thousands a year compared to running a bigger yacht.
Maybe not everybody's cup of tea but about half the 28R's we sell are owned by more than one owner. It not only cuts the cost in half but you straight away have 2 or more motivated crew members.
A test from Australian Sailing Magazine can be found under specifications. A test video from Yachting World can be found under video & reviews.
Like to test the 28R yourself?
We are located in Manly-Brisbane and offer a great day of sailing on Moreton Bay. For those flying in, it's only 20 min. from the airport and we will arrange free transport. Other options are available in Sydney: Pittwater and the Harbour and in Melbourne.
Please contact us for a chat about Fareast or to book your trial sail.