Caro, launched in 2021, was designed to win classic offshore races and has shown early promise with a fourth overall in the 3000nm Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada in July. The Botin 52 scored an IRC CSA 1 victory in Les Voiles de St Barth in April and cleaned up against the other TP52s, including Ichi Ban, at the Australian Yachting Championships at Hamilton Island in August. Max Klink’s previous Caro, a Botin 65, came to Australia new in 2014. Her skipper, Mark Bartlett, arrived with the vision of winning the Rolex Sydney Hobart that year, but ultimately finished 57th overall. This is the TP52 to beat; her prospects are excellent.
|Skipper||Maximillan Klink (5)|
|Sailing Master||Justin Ferris (6)|
|Navigator||Jules Salter (3)|
|Crew||Mark Bartlett (6), Ryan Godfrey (15), Cian Guilfoyle, Kelvin Harrap (4), Andrew McCorquodale, William Parker (8), James Paterson (10), Jonathan Swain (5)|