The Yachts




Purchased in March 2009 from the UK, Calm is a fourth generation Farr TP 52, built by Goetz Custom Boats in Rhode Island and developed to compete on the European and US TP 52 circuits.  Designed and built beyond typical MedCup standards, this boat is an all purpose design and capable of offshore racing in any condition.

Since arriving in Australia in May 2009, the owners Jason Van Der Slot, Graeme Ainley and John Williams spent five months putting the boat together and giving it as much time on the water as possible.  In late 2009, Calm took line and IRC honours in the ORCV’s  Melbourne to Stanley race prior to taking to the start line of the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Calm finished 21st across the line and tenth in division in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart and is looking at finishing a lot higher up the leaderboard this year.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Calm
Sail Number SM5252
Owner Van der Slot/Williams/Ainley
Skipper Jason Van der Slot (6)
Crew A Cole (10), I Walker (24), J McKay (2), J Polson (1), M Wilson (6), M Bunyard (6), R Tyson (10), T Cembela (2), J Marshall (5), R Grimes (24), R Leaper (2), A Leaper (2), A Freese (2), M Johns (3)
State VIC
Type TP52
Designer Farr
Builder Goetz
Construction Carbon Composite
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.43
Draft 3.12