Slightly confusing maybe but Hasso Plattner entered the TP52 arena by buying the 2014 Phoenix originally owned by Eduardo de Souza Ramos and still in its original livery. After racing that boat for a bit and setting his sights higher for the 52 Super Series a 2018 Botin design was ordered and built at Persico. The aim is to mix the helming with his daughter Christina and for sure that will be a battle in itself for some good stories in the family privacy. The team is very international but has strong ties with South Africa where the team is very popular. With Ed Baird as pillar of wisdom and calm this team might surprise a few!!

Crew 2018

1 Hasso Plattner / Christina Plattner GER Helm
2 Ed Baird USA Tactician 
3 Tom Burnham USA Float
4 Shane Elliot RSA Navigator
5 Pail  Wilcox RSA Main
6 Rodney Daniel AUS Runner
7 Morgan Trubovich USA Trim
8 Tony Norris RSA Trim
9 Shaun Pammenter GBR Grind
10 Luke Payne AUS Grind
11 Alan Smith NZL Pit
12 Sean Couvreux USA Bow
13 Willie Beavis GBR Mid bow