The Yachts




Since purchasing this Judel/Vrolijk designed 52 Shogun in 2009, Geelong yachtsman Rob Hanna has never been far from the podium.Shogun performed well in the 2009 Rolex Trophy Series placing third in division and followed up with a second in Division 1 in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. She also had the honour of being first boat to Hobart under 18.5 metres that year.

Shogun placed fifth in the 2010 Audi IRC Australian Championship, after looking good early on with a third in division at Audi Victoria Week, but was unable to race in Round 2 of the Championship in Sydney after being dismasted en route from Melbourne. A new mast was installed in late March, with Shogun completing Round 3, the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, finishing fifth overall. In the final event, Audi Hamilton Island Race,Shogun again placed fifth in the Grand Prix division. She also won the NSW IRC Championship and IRC Division 1 at Sail Port Stephens in April 2010.

In the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart, Shogun came enticingly close with a third overall and second in division. She carried on to a fourth in Class A of the 2011 Audi IRC Australian Championship, but finished a disappointing 15th overall in last year's Sydney Hobart, well behind all of the other top TP52's. An impeccable crew including Sean Kirkjian, Greg Prescott, Tristram Eldersahw and others of their ilk should ensure a better result this year.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Shogun
Sail Number 6952
Owner Rob Hanna
Skipper Rob Hanna (6)
Navigator Tristram Eldershaw (20)
Crew G Prescott (26), S Kirkjian, D Clarke (2), B Morrison-Jack (8), S Jarvis (2), S Treumiet (2), S Hinton, W Parker, K Searle, D McNiece, J Carroll,
State VIC
Type JV 52
Designer Judel Vroljik
Builder Hakes Marine NZ
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.8
Draft 3.2