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Vāyu

Team Vāyu was previously Team Vision Future which was originally built as Sled.
Owner: Tom and Kevin Whitcraft
Sail Number: THA 72
Bownumber: 27
Yacht Club: Royal Varuna Yacht Club
Design: Botin Partners (2015)
Builder: Cookson

About

Vāyu, the Whitcraft family sailing team come from Thailand where they have campaigned a TP52 successfully for some years before last year fulfilling their ambition to come to Europe and race on the 52 SUPER SERIES. Co-owners are brothers Tom and Kevin Whitcraft, Typically theirs is a pro-am team with five family members racing on board in key roles, Tom and Kevin being joined by Malee, Don and Dylan and supported by top professionals which include Olympic silver medallist Nick Rogers. They raced at the TP52 20th Anniversary Invitational and then took on their first 52 SUPER SERIES event per se in Menorca. Now in 2022 they will race the full season using Quantum sails benefiting from Quantum’s performance analysis and coaching package. One of the Whitcrafts’ main objectives is to give a chance to young Thai sailors to come and experience top level grand prix sailing.

 

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Thomas
Whitcraft
Owner, Pit
Kevin
Whitcraft
Owner, Jib Trimmer
Don
Whitcraft
Helmsman
Nicholas
Rogers
Tactician
Miles
Seddon
Navigator
Jonathan
Green
Main Trimmer
Gabriele
Olivo
Jib Trimmer
Richard
Bardwell
Bow
Nicholas
Whitcraft
Grinder
Emanuele
Marino
Grinder
John
Heinecke
Grinder
Antonio
Ñeti
Grinder
Anusorn
Ngamrit
Mast
Dylan
Whitcraft
Backstay
Noppakao
Poonpat
Backstay
Malee
Whitcraft
Spare Sailor
Brendan
Snyman
Rib Driver
Sanont
Khaisaeng
Boat Assistant
Thomas
Tertre
Boat Captain
Vāyu
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