Georgia Racing


New customised IRC 52 will debut at Coastal Classic

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A 52 footer under construction at Cookson Boats in Auckland will make its first major appearance at the 28th HSBC Premier Coastal Classic yacht race. The boat 52 features a hull identical to that of Emirates Team New Zealand 's new TP52 designed by Spanish designers Botin Carceek, with a bigger rig and other modifications that give it both more power and an optimised IRC rating. The fact that it's not destined to be a member of the Transpac 52 fleet, allows it more generous headroom, and a slightly higher freeboard than the Team New Zealand boat, which was launched Read more