Grange Rd, Cheltenham
Sandringham Yacht Club
0418 380 575 - fax 03 9583 5706

TP52 ‘Calm’

In 2010 we were commissioned to optimise the boat configuration for the IRC rule. The job took place on site at Sandringham Yacht Club. We had to build a cocoon over the boat to protect it (and us) from the weather. Several modifications were made:

  • we extended the side decks and hull to be square with the transom
  • chain plates were fitted to the transom for a new running backstay system to suit a square top mainsail
  • we had to relocate 50% of the stanchions as we had moved the pushpits to the transom
  • laminated a new custom carbon bowsprit
  • custom carbon-fibre compass binnacles and danbuoy holder
  • resprayed the entire deck with non-skid, including custom graphics stenciled into the aft deck
  • resprayed the cockpit sides
  • resprayed the hull and transom to blend in the modifications

As a result of these modifications, the boat is considerably more competitive, placing 5th overall in the 2012 Sydney to Hobart race.