Fast performer from Downunder – Farr X2

February 14, 2023|

February, 2023 No Frills Sailing Interview https://no-frills-sailing.com/farr-x2-racing-boat-interview-bret-perry/?fbclid=IwAR2amVuhr4yW_bKx8y8LBKx9lOjfD58RIOQHCfhul20rgJoiGVYfQ6O1cTchttps://www.sail-world.com/news/232995 by Lars Reisberg Undoubtedly the sailing heart of the world beats in France. Most of the ground-breaking designs and breakthroughs are achieved by this nation between the mighty Atlantic Ocean and the Med. And because of this, we tend to loose our attention because there is a lot going on outside of France – and even outside of Europe as well. It was during Corona that I first read about a 30 footer performance project started in Australia. I was called “Farr X2” and the sole name should pick up our ears. Now, with [...]

PlanetSail onboard Farr X2

January 20, 2023|

January, 2023 Matt Sheahan from PlanetSails comes for a sail on Farr X2, together with Bret Perry they were exploring the pocket rocket. It's been a tough year, but we are always coming back stronger. Part 1 - Farr X2 on test (from 40:47) Part 2 - Above & Below Decks

Farr X2 lands in Sydney!

May 4, 2022|

Farr X2 #1 Hull has arrived safe and sound in Sydney.  With the next focus being the electrical system, which is being fitted by Olectrics who measure pre made looms and complete the installation.  The entire house and instrument electronics are pre-made and tested here in Sydney and then sent to the boat builder for essentially plug and play installation.   This means it arrives to the owner pre installed!  Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for all the latest information and updates.

Hull #1 heading to Sydney!

March 14, 2022|

March, 2022 What a ride! We couldn't be more happy... Hull #1 is on the way to Sydney, after some ups and downs due to the current challenging times - we can't wait to have the boat here. Many thanks to everyone engaged in this project from the very beginning. It's been an amazing journey so far! With hull #8 sold - we are stoked and ready for more! Stay tuned- we will share next steps soon! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook!

Latest updates! Six boats sold!

September 9, 2021|

September, 2021 We can all agree that the current situation around the world is not easy, and brings more challenges than we expected but we are pushing hard.  The Farr X2 team and all our partners are working hard and it brings results! We've sold six boats, and we won't slow down! All bits and pieces are coming together and we are happy to share the latest updates. Stay tuned and don't forget to follow us on Facebook! Bow sprit full steam ahead! Olectric Systems installed and tested our system, which is identical [...]

News from the factory – Roof Overhang!

June 15, 2021|

June, 2021 Since the inception of the Farr X2 design concept it has always been about addressing and solving various issues that are experienced at sea. Short Handed sailing is a very demanding discipline and requires you to be operating at your peak as much as possible. Being out in the elements for days can severely impact this ability which can have adverse effects not only on your race, but can put your judgement at risk. From experience, spending time out on the constant wind and waves can do wanders to your performance. The team at Farr X2 have looked at [...]

Rudder Cassette test

May 27, 2021|

Allen Brothers in the UK and the Farr X2 team have been working very hard on the design of a new Rudder Cassette system exclusively for the Farr X2. Stern hung rudders were always in the design brief for two reasons, the main reason based on experience from the Mini Transat 6.5 Series class. Where Bret Perry spent 6 years in the fleet and it was a rule in the series (production) class that kick up rudders were not legal. But the hull design meant twin rudders were the only real option and in the case of an impact the [...]

Morfrac Systems is an official furling system supplier for Farr X2!

April 27, 2021|

April 27, 2021 Morfrac Systems is a young, fast-growing company focused on developing clever, efficient, lightweight and reliable sailing yacht hardware and turnkey engineering solutions. Morfrac is born in Spain in 2019. Its headquarter is in Valencia, in the earth of the Mediterranean. It’s a joint venture between two businesses specialized in yacht design and naval engineering and in high-precision CNC machining, respectively. All in all, over 30 years of combined experience, a unique talent and knowledge blend at the service of the industry. With a 1600 square meters production facility, a wide range of 3 and 5 axis CNC mills [...]

Updates with Bret Perry

April 22, 2021|

April 22, 2021 Last week we had a catch up with Bret Perry and he told us a bit about what is going on with the Farr X2 at the moment. We are really excited to see that each week the Farr X2 is getting more shape! Bret gave us some updates about the progress with the hull #1 which we are expecting in Australia around June. We were talking about the ISO Certification and DNV rules. He also shared the features from Allen Brothers and cooperation with Selden and North Sails. Check it out!

Where would we like to see the Farr X2?

April 16, 2021|

April 16, 2021 Sailing Anarchy Article part 2 https://sailinganarchy.com/2021/04/15/x-marks-the-spot-6 by Editor,  15 Apr 2021 Everything on the boat was placed with optimum ergonomics in mind, and the boat is probably over winched in terms of size. With things like the Olympics in mind and just mixed gender and shorthanded sailing in general, we’ve gone with bigger winches so that even a smaller person can apply full load on the Code Zero for example. Just to make things dryer and more simple, as well as easier to ship, we’ve gone with a deck-stepped, fully custom 2-piece Selden carbon fiber mast package that [...]

Inspiration for the Farr X2

April 15, 2021|

April 15, 2021 Sailing Anarchy Article https://sailinganarchy.com/2021/04/13/fx2/ by Editor,  13 Apr 2021 If you follow this site, you’ll undoubtedly know that we have a huge hard on for single and doublehanded sailing and the global movement towards racing shorthanded. Although rumors are beginning to emerge that the planned debut for doublehanded offshore keelboat racing in the Olympics in 2024 may be in for a big rug pull, we don’t expect this movement to lose steam any time soon. As shorthanded entries continue to break records and exciting new designs make this type of racing gain traction in the market place, we’re [...]

News from the Yard! Waxed Hull Plug!

March 27, 2021|

March, 2021 After many months of intense work it is so good to see that our dream is coming true and Farr X2 is taking shape! XSP shared with us photos of freshly waxed CNC milled hull plug. It is being prepared for the next steps. We are now waiting for the hull tooling with the deck and internals close behind! More to come, stay tuned!

Seldén is an official supplier for Farr X2

March 23, 2021|

March 23, 2021 Seldén was founded in 1960 and has grown to become the world leading spar producer with manufacturing facilities in Europe, USA and Asia. Their products and all the processes combine reliable, tested methods with the latest technology that enables the production of spars for all types of sailing. The Farr X2 mast futures T800 carbon pre-preg fibre wounded on a mandrel for optimized mix of low weight, stiffness and strength. This is achieved by Seldéns Mandrel Filament Winding technique combining off axis winding together with unidirectional fibres. Seldén's Sales Manager Andreas Axelsson, ex Artemis crew member [...]

Farr X2 is a perfect fit!

November 8, 2020|

November 08, 2020 Sail World Announcement https://www.sail-world.com/news/232995 by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS 08 Nov 2020 21:00 UTC This is the fifth instalment of the Farr X2 story. Today, we speak with the first two owners of the new boat, and catch up on the latest developments with this exciting speed demon, such as rating, pricing, and specifications. Should you want to revisit all of the previous material, then please start your journey here. John Bacon from Australia bought the first boat. Bacon stated, "Working with the Farr X2 team has been a real pleasure. The guys asked me to kick-start the [...]

Hull #1 and hull #2 sold!

November 1, 2020|

November 01, 2020 Exciting news! Our team is doing their best in the factory and we can already see a high interested from people in the sailing industry. We have first two owners of the new boat; Hull #1 stays in Sydney and hull #2 is going to Canada.  Those actions make us proud of the work we have already done and give more energy and hope for the future. We genuinely believe that new Farr X2 is going to be an innovation for in and offshore categories.

Interview with Bret Perry

October 20, 2020|

October 20, 2020 During our last meeting with Bret Perry, General Manager for the Farr X2 project, we had a chance to ask him few questions. First things first so let us introduce Bret a bit. Bret started his journey with yachting more than 25 years ago since racing windsurfers, dinghies and yachts around Adelaide. From those humble beginnings Bret moved to Sydney and moving toward a more professional position where project management, team management and performance sailing was a focus. In this time Bret was on the water nearly every day and was surrounded by legends of the sport [...]

Farr X2 Wooden Mock-up

October 10, 2020|

October 10, 2020 In October we had a first look at the wooden mock-up of Farr X2 in Sydney. Bret Perry, who is the Global Manager on the Farr X2 had a productive catch up with some of our crew members. David Sampson from Vicsail, who is John’s Bacon previous two-handed partner. John commissioned hull #1 Farr X2 and is a well-known Sydney sailor. He is going to replace his Class 40 with the new Farr Yacht Australasia. The whole project is even more interesting because of the crew who is planning to compete in the famous Sydney to Hobart race, [...]

The new fast 30 by Farr Yacht Design

March 30, 2020|

March 30, 2021 Sail World Announcement https://www.sail-world.com/news/227860 by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS 30 Mar 2020 08:00 AEDT The Mumm 30 as it was originally known, was designed by Farr. This is another crackerjack 30-footer from Farr Yacht Design (FYD); this time in conjunction with Bret Perry's Hyperform Yachting (HY). This is significant, because Perry has completed a lot of short-handed events, as well as winning a race in the mini transit tour in Europe (a qualifying series in the Mediterranean and Atlantic). Perry spent five years in the Mini Transat class. During that time he co-designed a mini 6.5, which [...]

Introducing the New FARR X2

February 2, 2020|

February 2, 2020 After months of thinking and checking the options project for new Farr X2 is ready to go live! Everyone involved in the project is excited to share some information about this new short-handed yacht from Farr Yacht Design.  Bret Perry, the General Manager for the project from Farr Yacht Australasia said: “The X2 is built for in and offshore categories, including events such as the Sydney to Hobart Race, and the Fastnet Race. The design brief has the X2 able to compete in all short-handed events globally. Yet it can also be sailed at club level with crew [...]

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