Shanghai (29th October) – Far East Boats completed an impressive debut of the FAREAST 28R high-performance racing yacht in the China Cup international regatta in the waters of Daya Bay, Shenzen.
The China Cup, from 24th to 27th October, boasted 103 entries representing over 30 countries. A total of 16 FAREAST 28Rs were among the multinational fleet.
Far East Boats chairman Demolar Du said she was delighted with the performance of the FAREAST 28R on such a prestigious stage.
“The FAREAST 28R certainly turned heads on the water with its speed. When the wind reached around 15 knots, the 28R really showed off its exhilarating performance,” Ms Du said.
“The feedback we received from the FAREAST 28R crews was very positive. The racing was extremely competitive and the FAREAST 28R proved a valuable addition to the regatta.”
One of the FAREAST 28R fleet sailors, Kent Wretman and his fellow Swedes 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.
<br/p>“It has been a very steep learning curve all the way through the regatta. This is our first time in China, our first China Cup. It’s been overwhelming. A big event, nicely organised, a lot of volunteers. We’re definitely coming back to the China Cup.”
The FAREAST 28R fleet featured entries from China, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Russia, Italy and the Netherlands competing over seven races. The FAREAST 28R is the product of a collaboration, started in 2009, between Far East Boats and renowned international designers Simonis Voogd.
Overall class honours in the division went to Stanley Chan’s Team Constant Wind from Singapore. Second was China’s ION JoySailing Team, skippered by Faye Zhao and third was Sweden’s Team Nemo, led by Mats Runstrom.
About Far East Boats:
Founded in 2002, Shanghai Far East Boats Co., Ltd. is recognized as one of the biggest boat builder in China. The goal is to produce various high quality sailboats, ribs and boat fittings for our customers. Shanghai Far East is the biggest Optimist builder in the world and also has the license to build International 420. Besides these class boats, we also have our own design sailing boats and our sailing yacht series, sailing yacht FAREAST 18, FAREAST 26 are now sailing, 33ft FAREAST 33 and 36 ft catamaran FAREAST 36 are currently being drawn up. With the high technology, professional service, Shanghai Far East will supply you the boats from 2.3 meter to 11 meter.
Marketing and sales team is located in Shanghai City, Eastern China. Boat yard is located in Jiangsu Province, 20,000sq meter land, which is 150 km north from shanghai Airport with a team of technical engineers with more than 10 years working experience and more than 100 veteran workers in the community of boat building. Annual boat capacity hits 5,000 and the global network spreads all around the world.
Shanghai Far East—Chinese builder. Our goal is to be the high quality, trustable brand for global market, and give you the professional service in 24/7. We believe customers are the most important people, so what we continually do is improvement, innovation to meet your demand, and make you happy.
About China Cup:
The China Cup International Regatta 2014 took place on 24th to 27th October 2014 in the waters of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. There were 103 entries representing more than 30 countries and regions including: Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, USA.
China Cup International Regatta is approved by the General Administration of Sport of China, and co-sponsored by Water Sports Administration Center of the General Administration of Sport of China, as well as the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
It is the largest China-initiated international sailing regatta, China Cup International Regatta was awarded ‘Asian Regatta of the year 2012’ at Asian Marine and Boating Awards, and by brand value is recognised as one of the top 10 sporting events in China.
For further information about Far East Boats, contact:
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