how fast is the freedom 28 / 30 (u.k.–version)?

how fast is the freedom 28 / 30 (u.k.–version)?

Postby PhyshBourne » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:46 am

obviously the freedom 44 seems to be pretty fast: https://youtu.be/iFle9YZCzLw
does anyone know the yardstick number of the freedom 28 / 30 (u.k.–version) – is she a racer, too?
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Re: how fast is the freedom 28 / 30 (u.k.–version)?

Postby VeloFellow » Thu May 03, 2018 12:51 pm

We went to Bermuda for the Americas Cup Last year. Fast sailboats. J Boats or AC foiling . Fast sailing!!!

We raced our Freedom 30 CK built in England once.
( It shrunk to a Feedom 28 CK when it sailed the Atlantic to the Carribean and to the US (Some marinas call it 32 ft because of outboard rudder and anchor))

Good Old Boat Race St Pete Yacht club.
Competition included a Palmer Johnson 41.
Light winds.
Conclusion. Not a race boat.
A previous owner raced it and when wind blew hard and reach dominated course he did ok once.

But this particular boat sailed the north sea, the med, the atlantic, the carribean, the gulf of mexico. It has been through at least five hurricanes.
We enjoy it.
We got the best slip in the marina with our sub 3 ft draft. (CB version)
It makes people relax. COMFORTABLE cockpit and nice interior on a 28 foot boat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJbsQaKB5AY


We enjoyed the comraderie of the good old boat race.
The boat I want for racing: IFly 15 catamaran.
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Re: how fast is the freedom 28 / 30 (u.k.–version)?

Postby PhyshBourne » Thu May 03, 2018 1:37 pm

thank you very much indeed…
…is it able to go faster than 6 knots?
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Re: how fast is the freedom 28 / 30 (u.k.–version)?

Postby andygc » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:56 am

Yes. I've just been doing it.

Beam reaching under full sail. Sea moderate. Wind 12-14 kts boat 6-6.2 kts.
Broad reaching main only. Sea slight to moderate. Wind 20-25 kts boat 6.5-7 kts Occasionally faster when surfing.

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Re: how fast is the freedom 28 / 30 (u.k.–version)?

Postby PhyshBourne » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:49 am

cheers, mate!
so she's not exactly a racer…
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Re: how fast is the freedom 28 / 30 (u.k.–version)?

Postby andygc » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:45 am

No, a fairly heavy displacement hull with a waterline length of 7.85 metres and a theoretical maximum hull speed of 6.8 knots. Of course that speed is not a limit, but it takes a large amount of energy to get over it. It's at low wind speeds that the cat ketch loses out. The standard rig is under-canvassed, which is fine if you don't feel like reefing, but does nothing for light airs performance. :( Reefing is incredibly easy - 45 seconds for the main is about my quickest so far, so if I wanted to spend any more money I would probably look at the G10 rig.
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