Design #229 - 3/4 Ton IOR Racing Yacht
The commission for LONE, a 3/4 Ton design, came to Farr Yacht Design in the fall of 1989 from Mr. Jan Bonde Nielson of London, England with an objective to win the 1990 3/4 Ton Worlds.
The Farr design team was able to draw from their previous experience in the One Ton, Fifty Foot and Maxi arenas, but also from feedback on their 1988 3/4 Ton design, APHRODITE, owned by Dr. Osamu Kanno. APHRODITE placed 1st in class and fleet in the 1988 Japan Cup and had a creditable 4th place finish at the 1989 3/4 Ton Worlds in a large and competitive fleet.
LONE is shorter length over all, lighter, narrower and has a deeper keel when compared to APHRODITE. LONE's sail plan reflects more rake aft in the mast and a general increase in sail area.