The Yachts

Sonic

In 2016, this TP52 known as Frantic became the first South Korean entry when she was chartered from Mick Martin, and renamed Sonic, to finish 56th overall with help from renowned Aussie navigator, Phil Eadie, who stepped into the breach at the eleventh hour to help the mainly non-English speaking crew. Skipper, Kwangmin ‘Andrew’ Rho, raced his first Hobart in 2015 on Flying Fish Arctos, the same year Martin retired Frantic from the race due to a torn mainsail, but finished 48th overall in the 2014 Hobart after finishing 24th in 2013, the same year winning the Gosford-Lord Howe Island race. Finished the 2012 Hobart 41st overall. Originally Geoff Hill’s Strewth, it finished 41st overall in the 2011 Hobart.

 

Competitor Details

Name Sonic
Sail Number KOR-5555
Owner Kwangmin Rho
Skipper Kwangmin Rho (2)
Sailing Master Heewon Yoon (1)
Navigator Han Yoonho Kim (2)
Crew J Kwon, T Kim, S Hwang, G An (1), H Kim (1), J Kim, S Kim, S Kim, H Kim, S Cho
State South Korea
Club KORC
Type TP52 Donovan
Designer James Donovan
Builder ML Boat Works
Construction Carbon Fibre
LOA 15.9
Beam 4.2
Draft 3.3