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Phoenix 12

Owner: Hasso Plattner
Sail Number: RSA 52111
Bownumber: 12
Yacht Club: Royal Cape Yacht Club
Design: Botin Partners (2014)
Builder: King Marine

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 Cameron Dunn is tactician on Phoenix 12 with Marc Lagesse as navigator, while Phoenix 11 has Peter Holmberg as tactician, Andy Horton in as strategist/floater and Shane Elliot as navigator.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Tina
Plattner
Owner Driver
Cameron
Dunn
Tactician
Marc
Lagesse
Navigator
Gerry
Mitchell
Main Trimmer
Morgan
Trubovich
Upwind Trimmer
Tony
Norris
Downwind Trimmer, Manager
Scott
Beavis
Bow
Abby
Ehler
Mid Bow
Justin
SLATTERY
Pit
Winston
Macfarlane
Fwd Grinder
Edoardo
Natucci
Aft Grinder
Matt
Whitehead
Float
Mark
Sadler
Runner
Ben
Durham
Coach
Raymond
Van de Linde
Boat Builder, Rigger
Siya
Vato
Nipper, Rib Driver
Diego
Torrado
Boat Captain
John
Upham
Boat Builder, Nipper
Phoenix 12
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