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Fareast 19r, fareast 23r, fareast 28r, questions you may have:, > what is sailing.

Sailing is a kind of water sport. Powered by wind on the sail, the boat is moving forward through the water. It is a green and healthy sport, and you can get closer to nature. Sailing is of much more fun. From it you can feel the real passion of sports.

> What makes Far East Boats different from other boat companies?

With strong research & development ability, and high professional quality, Far East stands out in comparison with the others. Our manufacture techniques are already up to the strict boat standard set by ISAF (International Sailing Federation). The keel boats we developed together with Simonis Voogd (a famous European boat design studio) are very popular both in China and abroad. Except international racing boats, recent years Far East also developed FAREAST 18/18R,FAREAST 26,FAREAST 31R. Especially FAREAST 28R, it was launched at 2014 China Cup International Regatta, and is very popular among all sailing clubs. It won many awards at boat shows of Sweden and U.S., has been the first choice of sailing lovers in China.

> I want to buy a boat. Could you recommend one?

If you want a keel boat, we recommend FAREAST 28R. Currently it is the most popular boat in China. It is developed by Far East Boats and Simonis Voogd, combining their years of experiences and technologies. It is a racing boat of light hull and high performance, perfect for sailing together with your family and friends. And the price is also very good.

> I don't know sailing at all. What is required if I want to learn sailing?

The most important is that you really love sailing. If you never tried sailing before, firstly you can take part in the experience activities in Shanghai Sailing Club. Then you can sign up for the professional sailing courses and be a sailor. Wish you can enjoy sailing and share the fun with your family and friends.

> What sailing courses do you have right now?

Now we have SYA (Shanghai Yachting Association), ASA (American Sailing Association), and SailLaser for teenagers. So far, already more than 2,000 people were trained at Shanghai Sailing Club.

> I want to go sailing. Any places to recommend?

Please click on the link: (Sailing Clubs in China)

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On October, the Women's International Match Racing Series will come to China for the first time! The 2019 China International Women’s Match Race will be held in Shanghai Dishui Lake on October 11th to 16th.The Notice of Race for the five-day event to be sailed Dishui Lake has now been published and the event organizers will be accepting requests for invitation from the top women match racers from around the world.

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> [March 28, 2024] China International Boat Show grand opening! The Fareast sailboat leads the new trend of boat show

> [March 22, 2024] Benefit a lot! The International Optimistic class sailing measurement training course was successfully concluded in Fareast

> [December 17, 2023] FAREAST28R supports WMRT Shenzhen Finals strongly

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FAREAST 31R Carbon

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Be the fastest 31 footer on the race course with this ultimate Grand Prix racer. Enjoy high speed downwind runs and beat the big boys. This high performance racing machine weighs only 1800kg of which 1200 is in the bulb! And that's not all....

Sail like a Pro, the Carbon 31R is designed with only one goal in mind: to be the fastest 31ft racing yacht in the world. For this, the yacht features a ultra lightweight vacuum infused hull and deck structure. Add a superior hull shape and high performance is guaranteed.

The deck layout is kept clean as all control lines are designed under deck, running to the exact right position within easy reach of the trimmers. The helmsman's foot rests can be adjusted for a perfect steering position. Downwind a large asymmetric kite is launched from the built-in chute on the foredeck preventing the need of any crew on the bow, allowing the yacht to maintain level trim and maximum boat speed during sail manoeuvres. Air deflectors on the bow, aerodynamic stanchions, all the Gucci gear, everything Carbon. A real grand prix high performance boat without the need of 8-9 crew. A head turner and now that the 28R has shown her potentials it's time for the 31R Carbon to shine.

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The most affordable high performance 31 ft racing boat on the market. The FAREAST 31R is packed with ultra modern features and will give you the ultimate racing experience. Look at our 28R results and imagine what the 31R is capable off ! -- click 'more information' for pricing

The modern hull shape with its flat aft run allow for exhilarating downwind sailing and speeds over 20kts are on the menu. High form stability and perfect balance make the boat easy to control. The Simonis-Voogd designs build on proven fast hull shapes which guarantees very good all-round performance.

The Selden mast with twin running backstays enables this powerful yacht to carry a large square top mainsail. The diverters on the backstays will tighten the forestay in upwind conditions, making sure maximum pointing ability and boat speed are achieved. Customers can choose between an affordable alloy rig or Carbon for further improved performance.

The deck layout is kept clean as all control lines are situated under decks, running to the exact right place within easy reach of the trimmers. Helmsman foot rests can be adjusted for a perfect steering position.

The FAREAST 31R is an ultimate racing machine and sets a new standard with a number of novel features on and below decks.

Base price from $129,500

Pleas contact us today to find out more about this affordable high performer.

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Fareast 28R: Review

With more than 100 sold, this sub-$100k asian-built day racer is keen to transform the club scene.

The Aussie-made club sportsyacht has long gone, but for sailors yearning for something fast and of more current design there are now some great products coming from China.

One of the most affordable of these is the appropriately named Fareast 28R. This is a stylish sports sailing yacht that is not only good on price but ticks the box on the latest performance styling such as rear-sloping razor-sharp bow and wide, low slung hull with minimal cabin structure.

The design hails from one of Holland's leading naval architect firms (Simonis-Voogd) and is bang up to date in delivering fast sailing potential with just a crew of four. We found it does exactly that when we test-sailed the first model to be delivered to Sydney Harbour.

PRICE AND EQUIPMENT - Great value for about $85k race ready and also trailerable The Fareast 28R is sold without sails but these you can buy sails from the sail maker of your choice.

A set of UK sails (made in Brisbane) is $8950 for a panel set made of ZZ black Technora from Contender Cloth, party transparent or completely black.

The price of the yacht at time of testing was $69,500 plus an extra $1500 for delivery and set up cost. There would be perhaps another $5000 in for extras like the outboard, racing electronics and necessary safety gear.

An interesting feature of the Fareast is it comes with a transport cradle that can be used by owners as a yard trolley. This would be very handy if the yacht was dry stored in a boatyard near the water. With the keel raised you could keep the craft out of the water but ready to be launched very quickly.

Alternatively you could keep the boat on a road trailer. A Queensland -made Oceanic trailer allows the boat to be road-transported with sufficient ground-clearance for safe highway driving. The whole tow package is under 2000kg (boat 1360kg trailer 450kg), so you could tow the Far East 28R to different locations and keep her at home.

The yacht is just only 25cm over the Australian road width but you can still tow using state-approved wide-load requirements like oversize signs and flag. There's also an optional winch keel lift system if you need to lift the almost 600kg keel.

DECKS AND LAYOUT - Lots of deck space and Harken deck gear Providing plenty of room to actually work the boat is a key feature of modern era sportsboats and, to this end, the Fareast 28R doesn't disappoint.

She has a huge cockpit space with plenty of room for her intended crew of four, or five to move across the boat easily during a tack. The wider hull means more room aft for the helmsman and the open transom means any water coming aboard quickly goes out the 'back-door'.

The helm has neat rope controls either side including adjustable backstay, 4:1 adjustable mainsheet traveller and mainsheet fine-tune control. The mainsheet runs a 4:1 tackle and with the extra 4:1 of the fine-tune you have effectively 16:1 of power when you need it such as in strong winds.

The for'ard cockpit has a narrower work area with Harken sheet winches either side for trimming the jib and a low cabin structure with large hatchway slight off-set from centre, so it's possible to raise the keel when the craft is being trailed, or lifted from the water. 

There are another two Harken winches  on the cabin for halyards plus a nest of Spinlock rope cams for the halyards. Controls for pulling the spinnaker pole out and the tack line for the spinnaker are also found hereabouts.

A specially designed sail bag fits into the open companionway so you can set and drop the spinnaker easily during racing. This is standard practice in many sportsboats but it's great to see this included as a standard.

The yacht comes standard with life rails and bow/stern pushpit rails, so it's a pretty crew-friendly, especially in a racing situation where you need crew sitting outboard for extra power upwind.

The cockpit has moulded foot chocks for both the helmsman and jib trimmers and there are non-skid strips as well as canvas rope-tidy bags as well.

Harken blocks and tracks are all standard and there is a timber outboard mount bracket on the transom to take a small outboard of 3.5hp-6hp. The motor would probably be taken off and stored below in more serious racing sessions.

The Raymarine Race Master, by the way,  gives speed and compass heading that are easily viewed from the helm position. There is also a boom vang strut that will hold the boom up when you are dropping the mainsail.

Whilst the cabin doesn't have any bunks it's possible to fit bunks into the boat if you wanted some overnight accommodation.

CONSTRUCTION - Built to international standards The construction of the Fareast is to internationally recognised CE standard with high-density foam sandwich in fibreglass skins. The fibreglass resin is pre-weighed and vacuum-infused. Keel fin and rudder are made off Carbon, infused in an alloy mould. The hull is further reinforced by a series of internal ring-frames.

As regards deck hardware — it's all top quality brands. The alloy spars are a practical solution to keeping costs down and the Selden mast is deck-stepped and therefore makes the craft more suitable for trailer-sailing than is often the case with sportsboats. 

The twin-spreader rig has swept-stays anchored to the outside gunwale so it delivers good rig support and will be pretty suitable for our tough Aussie summer sailing.

ON THE WATER - Slippery in light airs with a well-balanced helm In a light north east breeze of 3-8 knots, our Fareast 28R moved easily and quickly, doing six knots upwind once we got the sail trim sorted.

Some wave action created by passing ferries didn't make it easy to hold consistent speed, but the Far East 28R did very well to keep on the move in these testing conditions.

After sailing down into the main harbour, we set the standard 80sq metre asymmetrical spinnaker from its retractable bow pole to sail back upstream in a series of fast reaches. In this mode we eventually had the speed up to 8 -9 knots as the sea breeze freshened and the water became a bit calmer.

The immediate impression is that the Fareast is fun to sail, especially in fresh breeze days when there is good opportunity to plane downwind. Unlike quite a few sportsboats the transom hung rudder feels light to steer and not at all heavy. 

It does require a bit of concentration from the helmsman to get the best speed in light airs but generally I would deem this craft well-behaved and certainly well balanced.

It helps, of course to move the crew weight around for the best trim for the conditions and in light airs crew forward and a bit to leeward helped our speed immeasurably.

Best of all from the sailing test was coming back under spinnaker and feeling the speed building and our mast-mounted Race Master  Instrument showing speed ticking up to 9.5 knots at one stage.

VERDICT - The world's largest ISAF-approved builder This latest sportsyacht from China is not just about low price but also high build quality.

The Fareast yard was founded in 2002 and is the world's largest ISAF-approved builder of junior Optimist and 420 class sailing dinghies. They also now build a range of small yachts and have obviously taken the same care and attention to detail from the small craft over to the bigger sail craft.

Fareast is very much a home-grown Chinese company and it's probably a good omen for the future that this company is a big supplier of craft in China as well as overseas markets like Europe, USA and Australia.

Only by having a strong home-grown sailing scene can China really move ahead in this sport and ultimately produce good fast yachts and sailors who can sail them.

I might mention there has been 100 of this model sold so far in 10 months and it's already been established as a one-design class in China and Europe.

If enough boats are sold here, the Fareast 28R could become a one-design racing class in Australia as well.

LIKES >> Cutting-edge styling and top build quality >> Easily raced with a crew of 4 >> Suitable for dry-storing or trailer-sailing

NOT SO MUCH >> Lack of berths and cabin floor >> Lack of navigation lights as standard >> Lack of adjustable car-leads on jib

Specifications: Fareast 28R Length overall: 9.07m Hull length: 8.55m Beam; 2.75m Draft: 1.73m Displacement: 1360kg Ballast: 600kg Mainsail area: 25 sq m Jib area: 19 sq m Spinnaker: 80 sq m Auxiliary: 3.5-6hp outboard Construction: Fibreglass/foam core

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Racing in the China Cup over the years has given me an insight into what’s happening in this vast land, and the event even allows us to sail along its south coast, something yachts rarely do. Here we catch glimpses of huge power stations, industrial complexes and the miles of dock cranes that handle Shenzhen’s trade.

Marine development is part of this industrialisation but recreational boating is the emerging force that could explode when a fraction of a percentage of Chinese realise they are middle class and can enjoy their vast seaboard.

FAR EAST BOATS

Far East Boats is situated to the northeast of Shanghai. Founded in 2002 the company was licensed by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to build Optimists for the Beijing Olympics. It is the world’s largest producer of these dinghies with an annual output of 1200 boats, some of which go to Australia (where the company is currently searching for a dealer). The range of Fareast boats has grown in number and size during the ensuing years so, apart from its dinghies and small catamarans, there are now the Fareast 26, 28R, 31R and the flagship Fareast 35.

The company’s first attempt at a one-design fleet was its 26 Cruiser which I skippered during a previous China Cup and found reasonable but lacking in several areas.

Moving forward, with the aid of global marketers the company has produced the European-designed Fareast 28R raceboat. It’s a yacht that can be used for competitive one-design racing yet is simple enough for sailing schools to train aspiring performance sailors or indeed for anyone to enjoy a blast on inshore waters with, so is a fairly good market proposition in my mind. It joins seasoned and proven competitors such as the J/109 and the elegant Sote 27 that are now showing signs of ageing.

“My brief was for the Fareast 28R sailboat was to create a modern high-speed racer that would be infusion-built and light enough to be trailerable,” designer Maarten Voogd told me. Looking over the 29-foot hull the reverse angle bow, à la Volvo 65, is a signature feature and means it very much looks the part of a modern racer, something that should encourage teenagers to take it for a spin.

The trailerable aspect is achieved by a lifting keel that allows the lead T-bulb to slide up to the hull – and during the three races that I used the boat for, there were no shudders or lack of rigidity felt from it. The other foil is the transom-mounted rudder, an exact replica of the one used on the 26, which was oversized for that boat but felt totally fine on the 28R.

Also on the transom is a 3.5hp outboard motor which didn’t disturb us when racing but will be removed to a fixing on the mast compression post in the cabin – to centre the weight and clear the transom.

Being a raceboat, the cockpit dominates the entire hull and does its job of housing a four or five-man racecrew well.

Rounded coamings along the gunwales and angled bulkheads at their base gives good ergonomics to the Fareast 28R’s cockpit. Other plusses include the wide mainsheet track which allows good control of the mainsail and the two-speed Harken primary winches that lie just ahead for the jib, with another winch on the cabin top for halyards

Other important control lines are for the retractable bowsprit and the backstay pulley system that tensions the tapered alloy Selden mast. Outboard wire shrouds on chainplates hold the rig up, plus twin backstays.

The first batch of these boats has been fitted with the company’s own Far East Dacron sails which may be changed for the final OD rules. Unusually the jib runs on a roller furler and creates quite a lot of windage and some performance limitations.

Elsewhere on the foredeck there’s a moulded toerail to keep the bowman aboard but the guardrails look a wee bit low and again this may change, I’m told. Kite hoists of the asymmetric go through the main hatch so no bow hatch is needed, which leaves the foredeck as unadorned GRP but with enough non-slip mouldings to give a grip, as I found when doing bow work during the race.

Cabins on this category of raceboat are not places to linger, unless you’re retrieving the spinnaker or unbolting the keel for retraction, so the 28R is no exception. But the space showed the extensive structure of the hull with bulkheads fore and aft plus a wide longitudinal stringer between. There were no rough edges found during my brief foray there, apart from a few exposed bolts that could snag the kite when hoisting. The deck/hull join is bolted and glued together and was built to conform to ISO standards.

RACING PERFORMANCE

The best way to sea trial a raceboat like the Fareast 28R is of course to race it, so a full-on day ensued among the highly competitive fleet contesting the China Cup that comprised many international teams – Europeans, Americans and Asians.

For the narrow windward/leeward races a good start was crucial as overtaking opportunities were limited by the similar boatspeed throughout the fleet, which proved to be closely matched. In the light to medium pressure, creating enough shape in the rather inflexible Dacron sails was a challenge everyone faced so I played the outhaul, cunningham and vang plenty to tweak the mainsail.

On the rail the rounded toerail proved comfortable for serious hiking – which was essential to balance the 1200kg hull. Moving across the deck when tacking went without dramas but for roll tacks, the aforementioned guardrails were a wee bit low. At the top mark I prepared the kite which lay ready in the cabin then did the hoist, again without dramas, not really needing the Harken winch to lock its masthead halyard.

With speeds touching 9kts on the run the 28R matched and surpassed some of the other two similar designs – J/109 and Soto 27 – on the courses throughout the day.  But of course we had our own race fleet to contend with which is the whole point of one-design racing.

On the helm the Fareast 28R felt like a large sportsboat with good acceleration – despite the T-keel bulb which can be an impediment – and the mainsheet arrangement was comfortable for me to manage while steering. Seating was also comfy on the rounded coamings, while the moulded chocks supported my feet well. The large rudder gave lots of power through the tack but had to be used sparingly if oversteering was to be avoided. Moving across the cockpit between tacks also was done without worry.

For gybing the modest sailplan and high boom (perhaps a little bit too high) kept the spar well clear of the crew. The only real blemish, which cost us several places throughout the three races, was the inadequate tack line jammer cleat which lost traction continually. Changing its horizontal sheeting angle would probably give it sufficient purchase but I’d also suggest improving the running rigging to better quality non-stretch Dyneema or similar.

• Simple but functional design

• Nimble performance and handling

• Ergonomic cockpit for racecrew or training sailors

• Tack line cleat angle wrong for  spinnaker

• Boom slightly too high

• Guardrails slightly low

FAREAST 28R SPECIFICATIONS

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Fareast 28R price: $US38,000 ex-factory China

MATERIAL GRP

TYPE Keelboat

LENGTH 8.5m

DRAFT 1.73m

PEOPLE (DAY) 5+1

WEIGHT 1200kg

MAKE/MODEL Tohatsu MFS3.5 outboard motor

TYPE Single-cylinder four-stroke outboard

RATED HP 3.5

Upwind 44m²

Downwind 115m²

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The first all-electric catamaran developed by Far East Boats and the first mass-produced catamaran powered by ePropulsion’s integrated propulsion system solution, the FAREAST 42C combines speed with comfort to provide an excellent sailing capability. The catamaran was designed by Simonis Voogd Design, an internationally renowned boat design firm, and features a spacious living area. It adopts a streamlined design and uses extra-long built-in plexiglass portholes to allow passengers to enjoy a 360° unobstructed view in the “living room” and greater natural light in the cabin. The deck layout can be selected from a sport version or a charter version.

Equipped with ePropulsion’s battery, electric propulsion, control and management systems solution, the catamaran boasts the advantages of all electric motors – quiet performance, zero-emissions and efficient propulsion. The catamaran measures 42-feet and is powered by a pair of ePropulsion 20 kW electric motors. The battery system uses lithium iron phosphate batteries, and up to four batteries can be connected, with a total capacity of 188.41 kWh. The maximum battery life can reach 20 hours, with a range of up to 100 nautical miles in pure electric propulsion mode. All batteries are equipped with an ePropulsion Battery Management System that can monitor the voltage and temperatures of individual batteries in real-time, as well as provide an automatic equalization function.

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Integrating wind, solar and battery energy, the catamaran functions entirely on green and zero-emission propulsion. In hydrogeneration mode, the vessel’s range can be greatly extended with power from motor regeneration fed back into the batteries while sailing. While pure electric propulsion mode is activated, the speed can achieve eight knots and can be adjustable according to different battery levels. In certain wind conditions, electric propulsion works with sail propulsion to achieve a maximum speed of more than 10 knots. The FAREAST 42C comes equipped with a 20kW onboard battery charger and a portable 3kW battery charger to recharge the batteries. Its solar system provides complementary power to replenish the catamaran’s batteries.

The FAREAST 42C features an excellent human-machine interaction system (HMI) with a Smart Throttle and a 5-inch Smart Display that provides timely and precise control and information display. In addition, it enables boat owners and fleet managers to communicate with the system reliably and securely through ePropulsion’s cloud-based connectivity services. Boat owners can check everything from the location of the boat to battery level, speed and charging status, automatically generate sailing logs, and authorize guests to power on for easy boat sharing and remote monitoring.

“All-electric propulsion is the way of the future,” said Demolar Du, CEO of Far East Boats. “ePropulsion has long been the leader in reliable and efficient electric solutions, so when the time came to put this product together, they were the obvious choice as a partner. We believe sailors and eco-conscious boaters will get the absolute most out of our new catamaran.”

“This catamaran serves not only as a wonderful vessel for sailing enthusiasts, but also as a significant milestone of our integrated system solution,” said Danny Tao, Co-founder and CEO of ePropulsion. “We have always prided ourselves on providing cutting-edge quiet, clean, environmentally conscious propulsion, and this project furthers all of these goals. We look forward to collaborating on more projects like this in the immediate future.”

For more information on Far East Boats or ePropulsion, please visit www.fareastboats.com/home or www.ePropulsion.com .

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New product launch from Fareast Boats: here is the S/V 14

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In 2015, Alex Simonis from Simonis Voogd Yacht Design, was approached by Peter Jacops of Disabled Sailing Thailand, to design a safe, modern, sporty and most of all affordable boat for the para-sailing community. As a pro-bono project, the design was made available for free to “do-it-yourself” builders, and several boats have been built to date around the world.

During the summer of 2018, Alex Simonis and Ms. Demolar DU , CEO of Fareast Boats, came together to discuss series production of the S/V14. As Fareast is a company devoted to sailing, it liked the idea behind the S/V14 project and committed itself to produce the first 1000 boats at a subsidized price for those sailors with a disability. The Standard model will only cost 3000 USD !

This price is merely symbolic representing the cost of material kit of the S/V14.

Fareast SV 14

There are 6 different versions of the S/V 14, to allow the boat to be used over the widest possible range of requirements for adaptive sailing, allowing even those with a more severe level of disability to compete in the class by making use of the electric actuator controlled tilting seats.

As with all models from Fareast Boats, the S/V 14, comes with a vacuum infused hull with a sandwich shell. The rudders and lifting keel fin are made in carbon, and the cast iron bulb is encapsulated in glass.

Fareast Boats is one of the fastest growing companies in China within the dinghy and leisure yacht market. Founded

in 2002, Fareast Yachts has been expanding rapidly and is now the biggest Optimist producer in the world with

nearly 1000 boats a year, and 250 keel boats all designed by Simonis & Voogd Yacht Design.

In 2015, the FAREAST 28R was the first keel boat brand from Asia to become an World Sailing OneDesign class.

Untill today, over 400 boats are built.

Fareast Boats S/V 14

LENGTH OVERALL 4,39mt

LENGTH W.L 4,36mt

BEAM 1,59mt

DRAFT 1,20mt

DISPLACEMENT 650kg

Ballast (T-keel) 130kg

SAIL AREA total Upwind 9m2

SAIL AREA total Downwind 16m2 I 3,68 mt

Design: Simonis & Voogd Yacht Design

Base Price “Standard Model”: 3.000 USD excl VAT Including 2 fixed seats, Main sail + Jib in ZZ Polyester.

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Cruising Australia: Everything you need to know about sailing Down Under

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From stunning coastal routes to unmissable sailing events, Janneke Kuysters shares her top tips for cruising Australia

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Anna Caroline moored with iconic Sydney landmarks in the background

“It doesn’t matter where you choose, you can’t go wrong in Australia. There are so many wonderful cruising grounds,” says Hank Rosendal, a Dutch-Australian sailor. His Amel 53 Tempest is currently moored in Albany, West-Australia. And he’s right: you could sail a lifetime around Australian shores and still not see everything.

So for a foreign cruiser there is a difficult choice: how much time do you want to spend in Australia and what can you do and see? Classically, on a trip around the world , cruisers sail from the islands of the South Pacific to New Zealand for the cyclone season: a tough crossing but with the rich rewards of New Zealand hospitality and boat maintenance facilities.

From New Zealand many go back north to Vanuatu or New Caledonia and then on to the Indian Ocean. For those a short pitstop in Australia in either Cairns, Thursday Island or Darwin is logical. Visits to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef will add the wonderful experience of tropical Australia.

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Australia is a vast country: don’t underestimate the distances you’ll sail. From Bundaberg to Sydney is a little under 500 miles; add 628 miles for the trip from Sydney to Hobart. If you go from Hobart to Perth across the Bight, you’ll be adding another 2,250 miles.

East coast cruising

But in the past decade more and more cruisers have viewed Australia as a destination in itself. And that opens up a whole new perspective. The tough 1,000-plus miles crossing from the Pacific Islands to New Zealand is no longer necessary – a downwind cruise of around 700 miles from New Caledonia to the east coast of Australia is much more comfortable.

The boat can be safely left in Australia while you fly home, or you can keep sailing. The most important thing to consider is to stay below 30°S; the official cyclone belt lies to the north of this latitude. Instead of having to wait for the cyclones to pass, cruisers can sail on and explore Australian waters.

There are myriad choices to make depending on the distances you are willing to cover. Two popular options are to make landfall near Brisbane in Queensland and sail south to Sydney and back, or to continue sailing to Tasmania .

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South African cruiser Brent Grimbeek has chosen this second option: “I love the diversity that the Australian east coast has to offer. Most of the distances between ports are short, so we daysailed our Lagoon 44 Impi from port to port. Crossing Bass Strait is always a challenge, but the effort is richly rewarded by the stunning nature and landscapes of Tasmania.”

His wife Ana adds: “There is the annual Go West rally between New Caledonia and Australia. Although we have made this crossing a few times now, we enjoy participating in the rally: it makes entry into Australia easier and it is fun to meet like-minded people.”

British solo sailor Thom D’Arcy sailed his Vancouver 28 Fathom along the east coast from Bundaberg to Sydney and back up north, all the way to Darwin. “I’m very pleased I took Fathom to Sydney. The sense of achievement on entering such an iconic port is fantastic.”

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Thom D’Arcy sailed his Vancouver 28 Fathom along Australia’s east coast

For those with a taste for speed and endurance, sailing south along the east coast of Australia can be ‘spiced up’ by entering the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race . Paul Billingham, Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia explains: “We encourage foreign yachts to participate in ‘the Hobart’ as part of their trip around the world and extend all the necessary help and support to make it happen for them.”

There is also a lesser used track to cruise around the south of Australia and up the west coast. After studying the weather patterns closely, we saw that the tough westward crossing of the Great Australian Bight is feasible in the summer months of February and March.

A succession of high-pressure systems chases the prevailing south-westerly winds away and makes for periods of four to seven days of nice easterly winds. A cruise ‘along the bottom’ of Australia not only gives the opportunity to visit Tasmania’s lesser known cruising areas on the wild west coast, but also puts cities such as Adelaide within reach.

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The start of the Sydney Hobart Race means a congested Sydney Harbour. Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Bruce Roach, Commodore of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, says they welcome visiting cruisers. “The south coast of Australia is a very rewarding cruising ground, from Adelaide to the natural beauty of the Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf with its many anchorages,” he adds.

During our cruise around the south of Australia we experienced this warm hospitality first-hand: the generosity of the Australians to visiting yachts is one of the rewards of sailing off the beaten track in such a vast country. Once across the Bight, Western Australia offers a whole new cruising experience. Long reefs stretch along the coast, so careful navigation is needed.

Cities like Perth and Fremantle offer all possible facilities to visiting yachts, and from the west coast of Australia there are two options: start crossing the Indian Ocean as early as possible after the cyclone season or sail north to Indonesia.

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The Royal Prince Albert Yacht Club in Pittwater

Coastal sailing

In Australian sailing vocabulary, ‘cruising’ doesn’t mean bluewater cruising, but is mainly coastal daysailing from port to anchorage. Coastal sailing in Australia therefore comes with lots of interesting options, often seen as luxuries by foreign cruisers, such as streaming internet up to 25 miles offshore and ample provisioning (around every corner there is a supermarket and an ATM).

We joked how cruising the east coast is ‘sailing with a watch in your hand’, as a lot of the entrances are river mouths with sandbars across them, requiring careful calculation to cross the bar at the turn of the tide. The navigational challenges can be roughly summarised in three words: current, depressions and sea breeze.

First the current. Along the east coast of Australia there is a southbound current of up to four knots which makes for fast sailing to the south, but rather tedious work when sailing up north, unless you use the countercurrent close inshore. Along the south coast the Leeuwin current flows east at a rate of 0.5 knots. On the west coast the Leeuwin current is stronger and flows south at a rate of about one knot.

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Cruising in Pittwater and Broken Bay, north of Sydney

The second challenge is the depressions. They flow in a steady succession from west to east, bringing troughs and fronts. The quality of the available forecasts is high, so you can make good use of the wind the depressions generate to propel you in the right direction. Going against the prevailing winds makes for tough conditions though, because in the shallow coastal areas steep wind-waves build up very quickly.

Australia’s hot interior generates sea breezes. Again, if you study them and use them to your advantage, it can make for some fine passages. But you need to be careful. Sea breezes can easily last for 12 hours and reach over 25 knots on top of the prevailing winds.

Timing and distances

The cruising season in southern Australia is at its best in January, February and March. That means that you can sail to Australia from, for instance, New Caledonia in September. This gives you the time to cruise at leisure down the coast and make some trips overland too. We went to Ayers Rock/Uluru.

You can spend the summer in Tasmania and sail back up in March, to be in time for the end of the cyclone season by the time you reach Queensland again. If you decide to go along the Bight, you need to leave Tasmania at the end of January to time your crossing of the Bight in February or March.

Cruising Australian shores has been very rewarding for us: the wildlife, nature, diversity and hospitality left us in awe.

Entry in Australia

Australia has the reputation of being a tough country to enter. In reality, if you prepare yourself and your boat, there is no need to worry. The process is fairly straightforward and all necessary information is easy to find on the government websites.

Before arriving in Australia, every crew member needs to have a visa. There are two types. The e-visitor visa which is valid for three months. It is free of charge and can be extended. The other type is valid for one year (multiple entry) and costs AU$140. Both can be applied for online.

When you have been in certain countries in the Pacific for more than three months, you will need to have a chest X-ray before you arrive in Australia. Check the online forms carefully for the conditions.

For your boat there are two important steps. First, the cruising permit. This is issued on arrival and is valid for one year, with the option of extending it to three years. With this cruising permit as proof of being a ‘yacht in transit’, buying parts for the boat or having repairs done is exempt from sales tax (GST in Australia).

The second step is the biosecurity inspection. Fresh fruit, meat, dairy and eggs are not allowed. Importantly, the boat also needs to be without any pest infestation, such as fruit flies, termites, or growth on the hull. Australian agri- and aquaculture is strictly protected and the inspections are thorough.

At AU$60 per 15 minutes increments, it pays to prepare the boat in the port of departure, cleaning and making all surfaces accessible makes for a quick inspection. On average, the cost is AU$300 for the inspection.

Where to enter? There are roughly three options, depending on your cruising plans. If you want to do ‘Australia light’, the port of Bundaberg is the best. It is just below latitude 30°S, so you can wait for the cyclone season to pass north of you before you head to Cairns or further north.

If you want to cruise the east coast, ports further south such as Brisbane, Southport or even Coffs Harbour are attractive. If your focus is on Tasmania, you could even choose to enter in Sydney.

About the authors

Dutch couple Wietze van der Laan and Janneke Kuysters are sailing around the world in their Bruce Roberts 44 Anna Caroline . They love high latitude cruising and exploring areas which are slightly off the beaten track.

First published in the August 2019 edition of Yachting World.

The Far East 28R

The Far East 28R

Far East 28R

The road-blocks to greater participation in club racing include the purchase price of the boat, the lack of availability (and annual cost) of a marina berth and the need for a large crew of dependable mates.

The Far East 28R goes a long way towards solving all of these problems.

In the water and racing for around $70,000, the boat can be kept in a cradle on the hardstand or towed home behind an SUV or family car.

With a maximum crew weight of 425kg (in their undies, as the class rule specifies), it is obvious that the very large and well-designed cockpit can be operated by four or five people with ease.

LIGHT AIRS PERFORMANCE

The Australian demo boat is kept at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron by importer Gerrit Veenemans, so our boat test was conducted on the waters of Moreton Bay.

I took along our Queensland advertising agent, Todd Anderson, and two of his sailing mates, Gary van Lunteren and Stuart Skinner, all of whom do a lot of IRC racing on the Bay. During the time I spent in the chase boat taking photographs, the three of them, along with Gerrit, handled the boat with ease, including when flying the decent-sized gennaker.

When I returned to the boat to make it five, we certainly weren’t in each other’s way.

When we were first towed out onto the Bay, we were confronted with a total glass-out and thought we might have to come back for a second bite. But a whisper of breeze came through, rising to around 6-8 knots, which actually gave me a good insight into the boat’s performance.

Most production boats these days handle 15-20 knots very well. Sometimes the true test of performance is better gauged in the light. So I was impressed to see the 28R pick her skirts up at the slightest puff and deliver good numbers both upwind and down.

The carbon rudder and tiller, with an innovative tiller extension that is easy to open and close, provided excellent “feel” and it was easy to keep her in the groove.

The high-aspect 7/8 rig is well-balanced and the boat glides effortlessly to windward. Under the generous gennaker which is flown from a retractable prod, downwind speed is exceptional and, in stronger breezes, would be exhilarating.

RACING COCKPIT

Most of the deck is cockpit. It’s a huge area for a boat under 30ft long and provides plenty of room for everyone to work without getting in each other’s way.

The layout has been well-planned and all the fine-tune adjustments are in place to give trimmers good control. However, this is also a forgiving boat and would be easy to sail by relative newcomers to the sport.

The deck gear is by Harken and Spinlock and the spars are by Selden. It’s quality stuff for a boat of this price.

The impressive-looking black sails are made from Contender Technora, giving a nice balance between performance and longevity.

The hull itself is polyester foam-core sandwich which is vacuum-infused and the finish is extremely good. The boats are made in the Far East factory in Shanghai and it is obvious that their production techniques are well advanced.

TRULY TRAILABLE

The Far East 28R is delivered in a 40ft container and includes a trolley (with wheels that are something like a super-sized supermarket trolley) which is all that’s required to get her in and out of the water.

However, the retracting keel also allows the boat to be easily placed on a road trailer and towed home or to regattas behind any decent-sized four cylinder vehicle. With the keel up and the mast down, it’s a tidy little package that is just over regulation width, so requires a sign when being towed.

With a weight including rig of just 1360kg, she’s lighter than an Etchells so could be lifted out at any club that has an Etchells or J24 crane on their hardstand.

More than 100 of the 28R have been produced since the Simonis Voogd design team delivered their drawings to the Chinese factory.

There is a charter fleet of 16 which races at the China Cup every year, and a number of other boats are in the hands of private owners throughout Asia. There is also a good following in Europe, where fleets are cropping up at various clubs.

The China Cup 2014 fleet featured entries from China, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Russia, Italy and the Netherlands, competing over seven races.

Swedish sailor Kent Wretman aboard Team Grandsegel was impressed with the speed of the boat. “We bought the boat from the drawing, we’d never seen it in the flesh, and we were pleasantly surprised when we stepped aboard for the first time,” he said.

In Australia, I see this boat as an excellent entry-level racer. It will appeal to people who have been crewing on someone else’s boat and want to have control of their own destiny but don’t want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a bigger yacht.

It will be very competitive against other boats of a similar size for twilights and weekend racing and the ideal situation would be for three or four club members to get together and create a small fleet that can race against each other as well as in PHS competition.

With such a racing-oriented cockpit and the good control over sail trim, it wouldn’t be out of place as a match racing boat either. Clubs wanting to expand their offering to the general public could buy a pair and set up a twilight match racing series to attract local corporates or potential new members.

The first 28R has been sold to a Sydney buyer and has been delivered, but at time of writing had not been out racing.

VALUE FOR MONEY

It’s a shame we didn’t get to experience the boat in 20 knots, where I’m reliably informed it also excels, but as I said, a boat that will pick up speed in the slightest of breezes is always an asset.

Our crew for the test were all positive in their comments about the design, the quality of the finish and the ease of handling. The overwhelming impression is that this is a good boat at an almost unbelievably good price.

Currency fluctuations may vary the affordability as time goes on, but at it’s current level of around $70,000 sail-away, I predict we’ll see more of these little gems around Australian sailing clubs over the next few years.

Significantly, Gerrit Veenemans understands that to do the job of importing a yacht into Australia properly, he needs to be full-time. An engineer by background, he has resigned from his day job and is enthusiastically following up sales leads around Australia.

With the boat able to trailered, any orders for Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland will come into Brisbane, where Gerrit will unpack, assemble and quality check all the elements before delivering by road. Orders for Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory will be delivered to the capital city and Gerrit says he will fly over and commission the boat on site.

The Far East range includes 18ft and 26ft cruisers, 18, 28 and 31ft racers and a 36ft catamarana.

For further information go to www.fareastyachts.com.au or contact Gerrit on 0468 648 554.

– Roger McMillan

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    Far East Boats is situated to the northeast of Shanghai. Founded in 2002 the company was licensed by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to build Optimists for the Beijing Olympics. It is the world's largest producer of these dinghies with an annual output of 1200 boats, some of which go to Australia (where the company is currently ...

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    Far East Boats, one of the biggest sailboat builders in China, and ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today the launch of a brand-new electric catamaran, the 42 foot FAREAST 42C. The boat was unveiled at this year's China (Shanghai) International Boat Show. The first all-electric

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