Richard Gladwell of Sail-world.com
talks specific of the new Pac52 design with Mitch Cookson and Bill Erkelens...
The first of two new-build Pacific 52's from Auckland's Cookson Boats is now sailing in San Francisco.
Invisible Hand for San Francisco's Frank Slootman replaces his earlier RP63 of the same name. She will soon be joined by a second Cookson build, Bad Pack (Tom Holthus) from the same moulds.
A third, RIO 52 is for RIO 100 supermaxi owner Manouch Moshayedi.
The three new builds will join three existing 52fters to form the nucleus of a new level rating Pacific