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Farr 280 "Adriatica" wins Sportsboat IRC Division at Lendy Cowes Week

Published  August 9, 2017.

COWES, UK - It has been a fantastic week of racing at Lendy Cowes Week, in the Sportsboat (IRC) fleet, with four Farr 280s competing.  Two UK Farr 280's, "Dirty" skippered by Alex Locke and Richard Rankin's "Pandemonium", lined up against Piero Paniccia's Farr 280 “Adriatica” from Italy and Hans Genthe’s Farr 280 “4SALE”, from Hamburg for the second year running.


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APRIL 2016

FYS Powered by College of Charleston Places First Among Farr 280s at CRW

Published  April 19, 2016.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — "Farr Yacht Sales Powered by College of Charleston" took first place overall among the Farr 280s competing at Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week The team was helmed by Stefano Peschiera, a junior at College of Charleston, who will be competing for Peru in the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Laser class.


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"Swordfish" First Among Farr 280s at Quantum Key West Race Week

Published  January 25, 2016.

Chris Pesch's "Swordfish" placed first among the three Farr 280s  racing at Quantum Key West Race Week, January 18 thru 22.


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UK Circuit Schedule Released

Published  December 23, 2015.

The 2016 UK circuit schedule expands in 2016. With growing interest in the class in the UK, we have added several class events to the schedule.


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"Ino" Wins Among Farr 280s at Cowes Week

Published  August 18, 2015.

COWES, U.K. — James Neville’s “Ino” took overall victory among the Farr 280s at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the largest class event in the U.K., yet. Racing was tight throughout the week, with Nick and Annie Haigh’s “So Steamy” following in second place, just one point behind.


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JULY 2015

Meet the Pioneer Owners Spreading the Word Around the World

Published  July 8, 2015.

The Farr 280 One Design has obvious appeal – impressive good looks, spectacular speeds, the cachet and confidence of being the latest one-design from Farr Yacht Design, and a high quality build and finish by Premier Composite Technologies.


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JUNE 2015

Q&A with Farr 280 Sailors at Charleston Race Week

Published  June 1, 2015. Updated June 2, 2015.

Six of the sailors at Charleston Race Week give their thoughts about the Farr 280 and share their experience at the first one design regatta for the class.


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MAY 2015

3 Boats Sold After Annapolis NOODs

Published May 27, 2015

Three more Farr 280s have been sold after the Annapolis NOODs. Two of the boats will go to the United States, while the third will head to the U.K.


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APRIL 2015

"Red" Wins Charleston Race Week

Published April 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. — On the final day of racing at Charleston Race Week, “Red” completed their clean sweep, taking two more first place finishes. Racing was the tightest yet. The wind ranged from 8-to-12 knots throughout the two races sailed.


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5 Farr 280s Ready for Charleston Race Week

Published April 7, 2015

Five Farr 280s are in Charleston, ready for their first one design start of 2015. Momentum continues to build for a strong fleet on the east coast of the United States and internationally.


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Q&A with Farr 280 teams at Key West Race Week

Published April 2, 2015

Sailors at the first Farr 280 event tell us about their sailing techniques and first impressions of the boat. Read the full Q&A here.


Farr 280s Win Key West Race Week, Gain Interest in Dusseldorf

Published February 4, 2015

Fresh off of winning awards from Sailing World and Yachts & Yachting, Farr 280s have performed well at Key West Race Week and received plenty of attention at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. The positive momentum of the class continues to grow with each month.


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Farr 280 Wins Sailing World Boat of the Year 2015 and Yachts & Yachting's Best Performance Boat Under 40ft.

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Farr 280 Wins Storm Trysail's 2014 Annapolis Fall Regatta

Published November 4, 2014

The Farr 280 "Chessie Racing," campaigned by Ian Gordon, placed 1st in HPR at the Storm Trysail Club’s 2014 Annapolis Fall Regatta this past weekend. The team placed first in every race and, in doing so, soundly beat its similarly sized new boat competition.


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Update From First UK Farr 280

Published October 3, 2014

The Farr 280 arrived, the week before last, like a racy Beaujolais Nouveau, heralding the arrival of the autumn and for sailors, the “short” winter of planning ahead of a new season’s racing. Activate Switch, sales agent, has taken delivery of the boat in Southampton and put together a shore and sailing team who are now demonstrating the boat throughout October.


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UK Boat to Arrive Mid-September

Published September 5, 2014

Farr Yacht Sales and Activate, the UK sales agent for this exciting boat, are delighted to announce that a demonstration boat will arrive in the UK on the 21st September.


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PHOTOS: Hull #4 Hits the Water

Published September 3, 2014

The fourth Farr 280 hits the water in Dubai.


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MAY 2014

PHOTOS: Boat 2 leaves Dubai

Published May 22, 2014

The second Farr 280 has left Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai.


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2015 Class Schedule & UK Circuit Released

Published May 27, 2014. Updated: July 14, 2014.

The Farr 280 class schedule for 2015 is now available. Get your copy now at the class section of the website. We've included a new UK circuit.


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APRIL 2014

Farr 280 Has Successful Debut

Published April 15, 2014

Chessie Racing placed first in the PHRF B division at Charleston Race Week 2014. It placed first in four out of the six races. The regatta featured light winds over all three days. The boat performed well while sailing downwind, where it was able to sail faster than the other 10 boats in the fleet.


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