Class, Club or Handicap Racing, the Fareast 28R offers affordable fun for all. Join now, 350 boats have been sold and we are building a new class in Australia with the first Nationals sailed. 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, handle and manage:
The FAREAST 28R is easy to sail, 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. If you like a fast but easy to manage and control boat, look no further 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 building a new class in Australia and the first Nationals have been sailed. Like to join the fun? we offer crew and charter options, contact us today!
International Fareast Regattas
The first 28R World Cup has been sailed in Europe, a 28R and a 19R were given away as price money, which class does that?! Next Worlds (2018) will be held in China with limited charter options available. Contact us to secure your spot. Other international Fareast OD racing options are the China Cup and the Fareast International regatta in Shanghai (last year they gave away 4 boats, 31R, 28R and 2x 23R)
Easy Trailable and simple lifting:
The keel is fully retractable and the boat sits nice and low on the custom made trailer reassuring a comfortable and safe drive to those great (tropical) 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. No more antifouling, high repair bills, another expensive sail, high mooring fees. You can 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.
Australian Sailing Magazine tested the 28R, the report 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 and in Melbourne.
Please contact us for a chat about Fareast or to book your trial sail.