Calm is a new boat for owners Jason Van Der Slot, Graeme Ainley and John Williams following the loss of Georgia in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. Purchased in March 2009 from the UK, Calm is a fourth generation Farr TP 52, built by Goetz Custom Boats in RI and developed to compete on the European and US TP 52 circuits. Designed and built beyond typical MedCup standards, this boat is an all purpose design and capable of offshore racing in any condition.
She was launched in 2006 as Stay Calm and immediately won Key West Race Week and showed great performance in the 2006 Global Championships and 2006 Med Cup Series. The boat was then optimised to the current IRC rules and has raced at Cowes Week / Cork Week and sailed all the major Solent regattas.
Since arriving in Australia in May, the owners have spent five months putting the boat together and spending as much time on the water as possible. Calm competed in the ORCV Winter Series with mixed results, but showed that the boat was quick. Recently Calm took line and IRC honours in the ORCV’s Melbourne to Stanley race.
|Owner||Van der Slot/Williams/Ainley|
|Skipper||Jason Van der Slot (4)|
|Crew||R Tyson (10), B Averay (2), S Schafer (2), B Williams (5), M Williams (2), H Halliburton (20), A Fairley (2), A Mc Cole (2), C Hall (3), C Dale, R Chapman, T Phelan (4), C Jeffrey.|