Jeanneau America announced today that world-renown American yachtsman and North Sails President Ken Read will campaign the new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 in the double handed division of the 2020 Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race along with navigator Suzy Leech. The plan is to continue with a schedule that includes other events on the double handed offshore sailing calendar in 2020, a discipline that is growing in popularity especially after the announcement of a mixed gender double-handed offshore class in the 2024 Olympics.
From the drawing board of Daniel Andrieu and Guillaume Verdier, the Sun Fast 3300 is the all-new offshore race boat from Jeanneau. Designed for short-handed teams who are looking for a high performance platform, the boat is capable of long distance racing competitively under modern rating rules. “It’s an exciting move for us,” said Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau America. “Short-handed sailing has been growing in interest globally, and Jeanneau is proud to develop a production boat that is capable of taking those sailors where they want to go.”