Thanks to a generous donation by wotif.com co-founder Graeme Wood, Making Waves Foundation have been gifted a boat; a high performance Nelson Marek designed TP52.
The Making Waves Foundation team can now attempt to race in the IRC division, including the Sydney Hobart race, having raced in the PHS division since 1994.
On top of the racing program, Wot Eva will be used for the Training and Kids' program in NSW and QLD.
Read a brief history of Wot Eva here.
- Sail number: 6953
- Club: CYCA
- Boat type: TP52 (generation 1)
- Design: Nelson Marek
- Builder: Goetz
- Launch year: 2001
- Previous names: Yassou, Glory & Wot Yot
- L.O.A.: 15.85 m (52”)
- Beam: 4.18 m
- Draft: 3.17 m
- Weight (empty): 7448 Kg
- IRC maximum displacement: 8431 Kg
- Keel: fin with 5000 Kg bulb
- Construction: Carbon
- Mast/Rig: carbon 9/10 with twin swept back spreaders and rod rigging. Carbon boom
- Engine: Yanmar (rebuilt 2008) with sail drive and 2-blade folding prop
- Fuel: 120 L diesel
- Deck Gear: Harken race package with single pedestal set-up (6 speeds) and 8 winches
- Crew : up to 15 for IRC racing
- Accommodation: 10 pipe cots
- Mainsail : Hoods D4 88 sqm
- Jib: Norths 3DL 60 sqm
- Spinnaker: Doyle A2 260 sqm (biggest)