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Phoenix 11

Owner: Hasso Plattner
Sail Number: RSA5211
Bownumber: 11
Yacht Club: Royal Cape Yacht Club
Design: Botin Partners 2018
Builder: Persico

About

Famous German owner, SAP computer software co-founder Hasso Plattner has a history in grand prix yacht racing dating back to the dizzy heights of IOR and his Maxis named Morning Glory. Putting a toe into the TP52 class world he bought the 2014 Phoenix and had such fun racing it that he and daughter Tina joined the circuit for the full 2018 season with a brand new build Botin designed Phoenix 11.

In 2018 they shared the helming at different regattas with Ed Baird in the tactician’s role supported by Tom Burnham also from Quantum Racing. In Zadar, Tina and the Phoenix team came very close to winning the regatta outright but finished an excellent second, just four points shy of the winning tally of Prada Luna Rossa.

Just as they did in 2019 Phoenix team will enter two boats, but only the newest boat 11, will do the full circuit. The teams have trained hard through the early pre-season, including spells in South Africa where they race smaller Cape 31 boats together, sharpening up their skills. This year Peter Holmberg is tactician on Phoenix 11 with Andy Horton in as strategist/floater and Shane Elliot as navigator, while Phoenix 12 has Cameron Dunn as tactician and Marc Lagesse as navigator.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Hasso
Plattner
Owner Driver
Peter
Holmberg
Tactician
Andy
Horton
Float, Strategist
Shane
Elliott
Navigator
Paul
Wilcox
Main Trimmer
Lorenzo
Mazza
Upwind Trimmer
Zach
Hurst
Downwind Trimmer
Sean
Couvreux
Bow
Willie
Beavis
Mid Bow
Alan
Smith
Pit
Craig
Monk
Fwd Grinder
Shaun
Pammenter
Aft Grinder
Rodney
Daniel
Runner
Ben
Durham
Coach
Tony
Norris
Manager
Roo
Stevenson
Chase Boat
Tim
Marsh
Chase Boat, Shore Crew
Matthieu
Cassanas
Sail Maker
James
Largier
Boat Captain
Alex
Alison
Boat Builder
Tamsin
Seabright
Logistics
Sonja
Li
Logistics
Francesco
Naglia
Media
Sandra
Sibbert
Physiotherapist
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