With the CYCA finally looking to potentially introduce a short-handed division for the 2020 Sydney-Hobart comes a new recognition of the growing popularity Worldwide of short-handed racing, which has been particularly slow to be accommodated in Australia. This year’s Fastnet Race has no less than 95 two-handed entries!
The Jeanneau Sun Fast yachts have a particular focus on short-handed racing and the new Sun Fast 3300 is very much at the forefront of IRC short-handed design. In fact hull #03 will be taking part in that two-handed division in the Fastnet race.
But it’s not just in offshore sailing where short-handed racing is growing. The biggest fleet in Australia is in Hobart where they run a winter short-handed series which has had 45 entries!
One of the aspects that existing owners in Australia love about their Sun Fast 3200’s and 3600’s is that these designs are very stiff and balanced, so that you can get a really good level of performance without carrying a big compliment of crew. And better again is that using Jeanneau’s scale of build the Sun Fast’s are the best value-for-money of their type on the market. The range continually achieves podium results on IRC in both short-handed and fully crewed events, so have well proven their diversity. The new 3300 will undoubtedly continue that legacy and the first example is due here in October. See this link for further details