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.
|Skipper||Kwangmin Rho (1)|
|Sailing Master||Han Yoonho Kim (1)|
|Crew||H Kim, K Park, H Yoon, G An, J Shim, J Chang, S Hunter (5), J Hendy (1), M Jung|
|Builder||ML Boat Works|