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2016 Boat of the Year announced as the Fareast 28R by USA Sailing World Magazine.

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22 December 2015

Fareast 28 R announced as 2016 Boat of the Year 

The 28 foot race boat, with ISAF one-design status, was chosen out of 14 performance sailboats following the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis.  After the inspections and sail tests had been done, the Fareast 28R stood out for its value, easy single-point launching, all-round performance and construction quality.  One judge, Tom Rich, a boatbuilder, said   "It doesn't pretend to be anything but a simple, bang-around-the-cans racer."  The Judges say the boat is a steal, compared with boats of its size.  Another Judge, Chuck Allen a Sailmaker,  said     " It sails awesome, it's really simple and for someone looking for a new boat for club racing, it's perfect. It's a lot of boat for what they're asking for."

Sailing World's Editor and Boat of the Year Director commented " The 2016 Boat of the Year judging wasn't easy and is a testament to the superb quality and value for the finalists."

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The magazine’s independent judges – sailmaker Chuck Allen, boatbuilder Tom Rich, and naval architect Greg Stewart – tested 14 performance sailboats following the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. When the inspections and sail tests on the Chesapeake Bay were all said and done, the Fareast 28R stood out for its value, easy single-point launching, all-around performance and construction quality.

New to North America, the 28R class already sails in Europe and China and was recently approved as an ISAF one-design status. Judge Rich noted the simplicity is what he liked most. “It doesn’t pretend to be anything but a simple, bang-around-the-cans racer.” The Fareast 28R requires a crew of five to six people and compared to boats its size, the judges noted it was a steal.

“Every year we talk about bang for your buck, and this time we have one that really delivers on that,” said Allen. “It sails awesome, it’s really simple, and for someone looking for a new boat for club racing, it’s perfect. It’s a lot of boat for what they’re asking for.”

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