The remarkable Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 continues to appeal across a broad range of racing, but has proved to be more and more competitive with age as sails are optimised to suit the particular racing being done. However, the designer Daniel Andrieu in conjunction with Jeanneau have now developed a package of options to be known as the ‘R2” to make this yacht even more competitive. In fact there are already yachts with this package racing and in the huge season opening Spi Ouest IRC regatta in France the R2’s came 1st and 2nd! The designer is also racing one himself and representing France in the upcoming Commodore’s Cup in the UK, and last weekends short-handed Pornic-Baiona-Pornic race saw Sun Fast 3200’s and 3600’s dominate with R2’s taking 3 of the top 4 placings.
The R2 package includes the modified cockpit layout introduced last year, combined with a 40cm taller carbon mast and IRC competitive non-bulb keel.
Both the SF3200 and the 3600 have clocked up an impressive list of results, both crewed, and short-handed, and under various different rating rules.
Patrice Carpentier racing his Sun Fast 3200 “Group 5” two-handed just finished an incredible 6th overall in the Volvo Around Ireland Race and won the two-handed division in a course that favoured the bigger yachts with the overall winner being “Rambler 88”. The Sun Fast 3600 “Bam” finished 9th overall and 3rd in division closely followed by the two-handed 3600 “Bellino”.
And in the inaugural Solo Fastnet race a few weeks ago Sun Fast’s took four of the top ten places overall with SF3600’s taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in IRC1, and the SF3200’s 2nd and 4th in IRC2.
These are thoroughly modern racer-cruisers with lots of stability, so much less crew demanding than many competitive yachts. For further details please contact PBS on (02)9979 9755, or email firstname.lastname@example.org