FAREAST 28R SELECTED FOR WORLD MATCH RACING TOUR FINAL
London (21st June 2021); The World Match Racing Tour, today announced the The Fareast 28R keelboat has been selected and approved for the Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup, host of WMRT finals in Shenzhen, China, 15-19 December 2021. A new fleet of seven Fareast 28Rs will be built for the event by the Shanghai-based manufacturer Far East Boats, a one-design of World Sailing Classify.
The selection of the Fareast 28R designed by Simonis-Voogd for the WMRT Finals was agreed upon after consultation between the WMRT and the Shenzhen Bao’an District Government, host sponsor of the Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup which will host the WMRT Finals. from 2021 to 2025 in an agreement concluded with the Tour last year.
“The Fareast 28R is a popular and proven match racing boat,” commented James Pleasance, Executive Director of the WMRT. “It is of course an advantage that the boats are built in China, as it also helps reduce unnecessary shipping from a cost and sustainability perspective. The Fareast 28R has been used in previous WMRT events including the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, so teams are used to their handling and performance. We’re excited to see a brand new fleet under construction for the WMRT Finals in December. “
Founded in 2002, Far East Boats has built over 18,000 boats to date across a full line of dinghies and keelboats, racing yachts, catamarans and ribs. The company is represented in over 50 countries and all boats are built in the state-of-the-art 20,000 square meter Far East Boats facility just outside of Shanghai with a build capacity of 30-40 Fareast 28R per month. .
Over 500 Fareast 28R boats have been sold to date with a growing fleet covering Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania including Korea, Philippines, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Seychelles, South Africa and Australia. Built using an ISO polyester foam core sandwich, the Fareast 28R is equipped with high quality hardware from industry leading suppliers including Harken, Robline, Spinlock and Selden.
“We are excited about the opportunity to build a new fleet of Fareast 28R yachts for the inaugural Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup and WMRT Finals in December,” commented Ms. Demolar DU, CEO of Far East Boats.
“We have seen the Fareast 28R used successfully in match racing events around the world, and it is a privilege to have our boats used in the event that will determine the official match racing world champion. “
The new fleet of seven Fareast 28R yachts will be built around October before being commissioned and delivered for the event in December. The boats will benefit from the latest modifications following feedback from many professional sailors in recent months.
The inaugural Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup will host the WMRT Finals from December 15-19 in Shenzhen, China.
For more information on Far East Boats, visit www.fareastboats.com and www.fareast28r.com
For more information on the World Match Racing Tour, visit www.wmrt.com
For more information on the Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup, visit http://www.szbaoanmatchcup.com/sy