The Ran team’s new TP52 is yet another masterpiece of sex appeal. Amazingly, the new boat is even hotter-looking than the dominating J/V 72 of the same name that’s been the class of the Mini-Maxi fleet since her launch a couple of years ago and that’s frequently graced this front page.
This one’s about to get trialed in Palma and will sail the Palma Vela next month as she preps for what we expect to be a busy and competitive MedCup year. Here’s a little more on the origins of the name from the team’s blog, where you can find more pics of the new beastie.
“As can be seen on these pictures there is a bit more graphics than the previous Ran boats. The sea goddess Ran in the Norse mythology lives at the bottom of the sea. She uses a net to capture sailors and drag them down to her, where she also holds wild parties from time to time. The way to be safe and not be captured is for the sailors to hold a piece of gold, according to the mythology. That’s why we made sure to equip the new Ran with a golden bulb that should be well visible from the bottom of the sea!”