The Yachts




Shortwave is a recently imported Judel Vrolijk designed former TP52 (ex Cristabella) that was modified to an IRC52 in the UK before coming to Australia in early March 2008.  She will be crewed by a large contingent of the Short family headed by owners Matthew and Christine, with four keen sailing daughters Kylie, Nikki, Caitlin and Sarah.

Shortwave smashed the 12 year-old record for the Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster Race in 2008 by 5 hours 32 minutes and 01 seconds.  The boat is currently competing in the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series and Ocean Pointscore Series.  In the 2008/09 season Shortwave finished 3rd in IRC overall in the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Shortwave
Sail Number 52052
Owner Matthew Short
Skipper Matthew Short (5)
Crew Christine Short, K Short, N Short (1), Caitlin Short, S Short, M Semjlis, R Short, I Short (10), G Cooper (5), Mathew Short (1), J Craddock, J Warner, D Anderson, P Britt
State NSW
Type IRC52
Designer Judel Vrolijk
Builder Green Marine
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.32
Draft 3.2