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Phoenix

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 has decided to join the circuit with a new build Botin designed Phoenix which he will campaign alongside his daughter Tina. The Phoenix crew includes three times 52 SUPER SERIES winning skipper Ed Baird as tactician and Tom Burnham also from Quantum Racing. The two Phoenix TP52 yachts worked up early season before Palma Vela to good effect and prior to that the team trained in South Africa under whose flag they sail.

Project manager Tony Norris reports that they have been putting their crew together for 2018, and that they have just completed a two week training session in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Hasso
Plattner
Owner Driver
Tina
Plattner
Owner Driver
Ed
Baird
Tactician
Shane
Elliott
Navigator
Paul
Wilcox
Main Trimmer
Morgan
Trubovich
Upwind Trimmer
Tony
Norris
Downwind Trimmer
Sean
Couvreux
Bow
Willie
Beavis
Mid Bow
Alan
Smith
Pit
Luke
Payne
Fwd Grinder
Shaun
Pammenter
Aft Grinder
Tom
Burnham
Float
Rodney
Daniel
Runner
Cameron
Dunn
Coach
Daniel
Spratley
Nipper, Rigger
Roo
Stevenson
Chase Boat
Matthieu
Cassanas
Sail Maker
James
Largier
Boat Captain
Sean
O’Rourke
Shore Crew
Alex
Alison
Boat Builder
Kerry
Haarhoff
Logistics
Tamsin
Seabright
Logistics
Francesco
Naglia
Media
Doug
Edwards
Data Analyst
Sandra
Sibbert
Physiotherapist
Phoenix
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