The Yachts

Bush Paul Group

Category Placing
IRC 31
IRC - Div 1 13
ORCi 30
ORCi - Div 2 11
Line Honours 23
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Formerly Cougar II and Highfield Caringbah this Farr-designed Cookson NZ-built TP52 was purchased by the Fifty Two Hundred Syndicate in early 2017. Since then it has had extensive upgrades and optimization work completed, as well as adding a completely new sail wardrobe manufactured by Ian Short Sails P/L from Sydney. The boat competed as Highfield Caringbah in this year’s 2018 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and finished a credible 2nd to Matt Allen’s new Ichi Ban in Division 1 IRC and 3rd overall on IRC rating. The owners and experienced offshore racing crew are looking forward to this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and hoping to improve on last year’s result.


Competitor Details

Name Bush Paul Group
Sail Number 5200
Owner The 5200 Syndicate
Skipper Mathew Short
Sailing Master Ian Short (14)
Navigator Glenn Cooper (11)
Crew Michael Stuart (4), Jacob Broom (5), James Craddock (11), Jensen Penny (6), Cooper Ellis, Edward Markey (3), Hayden Airey, Peter Britt, Peta Short, Mitchell Barber (2), Stuart Ford, Jason Thorne, Anthony Guy (8)
State NSW
Type TP52
Designer Farr
Builder Cookson Yachts NZ
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.4
Draft 3.3