Saturday was breeze on with a gusty 20-25kn N-Easterly, sending the 28R fleet downwind on spectacular rides. Guest ‘Team NZ’ is used to these conditions and scored two bullets, separated by only one point on high wind lover Valkyrie with local Ming on their tail.
Rural Chicken Lips must have done some hours on the simulator as they were really there and coming up. Sweeney Todd decided to test the stability of the 28R, closing the fleet.
Sunday was a lot friendlier and all of the teams were onto it with even closer racing. Ming, runner-up of the day scored triple second. It wasn’t enough though to pass Valkyrie. Overall scoring order stayed exactly the same, first Team NZ followed by Valkyrie and Ming third.
The fresh NZ 28R owners said they were loving the great atmosphere at the regatta which was described as extremely welcoming and friendly. One design is the way to go and good luck to you guys with building your fleet – with the friendly attitude and sharing of knowledge as you do, you should attract more like minded sailors.
The next Fareast 28R Nationals are scheduled to be held at Sail Port Stephens, 1-3 May 2020.
For more information about the Fareast 28R Class visit www.FarEastYachts.com.au.