The Yachts


Category Placing
IRC 56
IRC - Div 1 9
ORCi 44
ORCi - Div 1 13
Line Honours 24
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This is the first Korean entry received for the race and members of Team Korea, mostly from Seoul and Busan, have offshore experience from America’s Cup series through to the Clipper Cup. They will achieve this history-making feat aboard Mick Martin’s Frantic, chartered and renamed Sonic. Skipper, Kwangmin ‘Andrew’ Rho, contested the Hobart last year on Flying Fish Arctos. Martin retired the TP52 from last year’s Hobart with a torn mainsail. Patched up, he finished sixth in Division 1 at the 2016 NSW IRC Championship. Finished 48th overall in the 2014 Hobart after finishing 24th in 2013. The former Wallabies winger won the 2013 Gosford-Lord Howe Island race, with fourth the next year, on the yacht he purchased as ‘Strewth’ in 2012. Sailing master, Han Kim, will sail the race in dedication to his friend, Gun-ho Yeo, who always spoke of doing this race, but tragically lost his life in a car accident. Han Kim will wear his friend’s cap and watch to honour him.


Competitor Details

Name Sonic
Sail Number KOR5555
Owner Kwangmin Rho
Skipper Kwangmin Rho (1)
Sailing Master Han Yoonho Kim (1)
Navigator Phil Eadie
Crew H Kim, K Park, H Yoon, G An, J Shim, J Chang, S Hunter (5), J Hendy (1), M Jung
State Korea
Club KOS
Type TP52 Donovan
Designer James Donovan
Builder ML Boat Works
Construction Carbon Fibre
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.2
Draft 3.3