Shogun V hits the water for the first time since December

Rob Hanna’s TP52 Shogun V is back on the water after breaking their rig in the final round of the Southern Cross Cup in December. The yacht has undergone a major refit as well as replacing the rig.

“We virtually rebuilt it. It needed a lot of long term maintenance issues addressed and of course the new rig, we broke the rig in December so we have had to acquire a new rig and adjust it,” Hanna explained.

“During the course of that we have had to get a few new sails and a lot of the running rigging replaced and in general maintain the whole boat.”

After nine months of boat work, Shogun V will hit the start line on Saturday for the Flinders Islet Race.

“We have a couple of new guys that I haven’t sailed with before, so we just want to enjoy the weekend,” said Hanna of his expectations for the race.

The TP52 will spend the rest of the year competing in regattas on Sydney Harbour, including the Blue Water Pointscore Series. In January they will head north for the Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race before heading to Melbourne for the Festival of Sails. 

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