The Yachts

Bush Paul Group

Bush Paul Group
Category Placing
IRC 16
IRC - Div 1 10
Line Honours 16
* Click on the categories for full standings


Formerly Cougar II and Highfield Caringbah, this Farr designed, Cookson NZ built TP 52 was purchased by the Fifty Two Hundred Syndicate in early 2017. The yacht has had extensive upgrade and optimization work completed, as well as adding  a complete new sail wardrobe manufactured by Ian Short Sails from Sydney.

The boat competed as Highfield Caringbah in last year's Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and finished a credible second to Matt Allen's new Ichi Ban in Division 1 IRC and also 3rd overall.
The owners and experienced Offshore racing crew are looking forward to this years Noakes Sydney Gold Coast and hoping to continue their form from last year.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Bush Paul Group
Sail Number 5200
Owner Ian Short
Skipper Mathew Short
Navigator Glenn Cooper
Crew A Guy, B Sinton, C Ellis, G Vaughan, H Airey, I Short, J Broom, J Craddock, J Thorne, J Penny, M Stuart, P Short
State NSW
Type TP52
Designer Farr
Builder Cookson Yachts NZ
Construction Carbon
LOA 15.85
Beam 4.4
Draft 3.3