THA 72

Owner: Kevin & Tom Whitcraft
Design: Botin
Builder: Cookson

Team Vāyu

The Whitworth family sailing team come from Thailand where they have campaigned a TP52 successfully for some years before in 2021 fulfilling their ambition to come to Europe and race on the 52 SUPER SERIES. Co-owners are brothers Tom and Kevin Whitworth, typically theirs is a pro-am team with also in 2024 a choice from six family members to race on board in key roles, Tom, Kevin & Malee and sons Nicholas, Don and Dylan supported by professionals like Pom Green, Nic Rogers and Miles Seddon. They raced at the TP52 20th Anniversary Invitational and then took on their first 52 SUPER SERIES event in Menorca. 2024 will be their third full 52 Super Series season. An important aspect of the Vayu program is giving young Thai sailors a chance to experience and learn about top level grand prix big boat racing. Their boat was previously Team Vision Future, originally built as Sled in 2015.

Crew 2024:

1 Don Whitcraft / Noppakao Poonpat THA Helm
2 Nick Rogers GBR Tactician
3 Kevin Whitcraft THA Trim
4 Miles Seddon GBR Navigator
5 Pom Green GBR Main
6 Malee Whitcraft NED Runner
7 Dylan Whitcraft THA Grind
8 Gabriele Olivio THA Trim
9 Emanuele Marino ITA Grind
10 Nicholas Whitcraft THA Grind
11 Tom Whitcraft THA Pit
12 Anusorn Ngamrit THA Mid bow
13 Mika Eid NED Bow
14 Mario Trindade BRA Runner

Photo 2021