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.
|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|