TP 52

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Current Specifications
Transpac52 Sailing.svg
Class Symbol
LOA 15.85 m (52 ft 0 in)
Infobox last updated: 09-APR-2011

The Transpac 52 (TP52) is a class of yacht used for competitive yacht racing. The class is recognised by the International Sailing Federation which entitles the class to hold an Official World Championships.

History[edit]

The TP52 Class has grown from a non registered club of like minded yachtsmen inspired by Tom Pollack to a fully member controlled, registered and ISAF recognised Class with a proper set of Bylaws, an Annual Meeting, an Executive Committee made up out of the Members and a Class President who also has to be a Member.

The original intention was to provide a yacht capable for both inshore and offshore sailing specifically the Transpacific Yacht Race however with the decline in IMS racing, the class became popular in Europe. A professional inshore tour was established for Europe called the MedCup. The boats continue to win both inshore and offshore and recent rule changes help keep the class at the forefront of competitive racing.

TP52 Container at the Audi MedCup races in Cascais, 2011

Events[edit]

World Champions[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2008, Marina Puerto Calero, (Yaiza, Las Palmas) Quantum Racing - USA52011
 Terry HUTCHINSON - Helm (USA)
Mutua Madrilena - CHI2110
 Vasco VASCOTTO (ITA)
Platoon - GER52
 Jochen SCHUEMANN (GER)
2009, Palma Matador - ESP52
'Designed by Judel/Vrolik'
 Alberto ROEMMERS (ARG)
Quantum Racing
'Designed by Botin & Carkeek'
 Terry HUTCHINSON - Helm (USA)
Artemis Racing
'Designed by Judel/Vrolik'
 Torbjorn TORNQVIST (SWE)
2010, Valencia Quantum Racing
 Terry HUTCHINSON - Helm (USA)
Matador
 Alberto ROEMMERS (ARG)
Synergy
 Eugeniy NEUGODNIKOV (RUS)
2011, Porto Cervo Quantum Racing
 Ed BAIRD - Helm (USA)
Container
 Markus Wieser - Helm (GER)
Gladiator
 Tony Langley - Owner/Driver (GBR)

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