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 2022 five family members racing on board in key roles, Tom and Kevin being joined by Nicholas, Don and Dylan and 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. In 2022 the team did its first full 52 Super Series and also for 2023 it is scheduled to race all 5 events. 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.

Crew 2023:

1 Don Whitcraft 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 Runner
8 Gabriele Olivio THA Trim
9 Emanuele Marino ITA Grind
10 Nicholas Whitcraft THA Grind
11 Tom Whitcraft THA Pit
12 Alex Falafel THA Mid bow
13 Mika Eid NED Bow
14 Chusitt Punjamala THA Aft Grind

Photo 2021