ITA 46

Owner: Shawn Kang
Design: Botin
Builder: Persico


Shawn and Tina Kang acquired Luna Rossa late 2019 and since then raced their TP52, renamed Alpha+, from its home port Hong Kong. They started racing big boats owning a Beneteau cruiser-racer, their next step was a custom build Ker 46. Beginning of 2023 Alpha+ was shipped to Barcelona to participate in the 2023 52 Super Series. Some of the core members of the Alpha+ team started out on the Beneteau and have over the years progressed to this new challenge supported by professional sailors like their team manager Steve Trebitsch, Paul Westlake, Craig Monk, Simon Daubney, Leonard Takahashi and Zach Hurst.

Crew 2024

1 Leonard Takahashi NZL Helm
2 Thomas Michael Burton AUS Tactician
3 Shawn Kang HKG Strategist
4 Harry Ross NZL Navigator
5 Paul Westlake AUS Main
6 Steve Trebitsch NZL Runners
7 Simon Daubney NZL Trim
8 Zachary Hurst NZL Trim
9 Craig Monk NZL Grind
10 Phil Clapp GBR Grind
11 Luuk van der Kamp CAN Grind
12 Tse Bryan Pak Yun HKG Pit
13 James Mitchell NZL Mid bow
14 Ryan Betonio PHI Bow