PH3 was launched in 2013 and has participated in Les Voiles de St Tropez and the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The team of PH3 has been more or less the same since her first regatta in 2013, and consists of Professionals and friends working together. On a cruiser as PH3 goals need to be set accordingly and one of the main targets for the owner Mr Austin van ‘t Wout is to learn and improve their regatta skills and push PH3 to its limits.
‘Friends working together and push PH3 regatta skills to its limits.’
Last year team PH3 participated for the first time at the Voiles the St Barth with the TP 52 Conviction. Austin van ‘t Wout: “The event, both on sea and on land, was very well organized and lot’s of fun so this is the reason why we decided to bring PH3 down to the Carribean this year. Other than the Mediterrean conditions, Les Voiles the St Barth is famous for its steady winds which plays well into the cards of luxury cruiser PH3”.
Teaser Les Voiles de St. Barth
PH3’s team of professionals and friends will represent Royal Yacht Club “De Maas” from the Netherlands and include van ‘t Wout’s wife Marie-José who together with Monique van der Reijden man the foredeck, Cees Wijsman and Berend Bogaard ‘t Hooft (Vice president “De Maas”) on trim, Wouter van Neerbos at the Mast. The professional team is headed by Frans Hinfelaar, who together with Gerd Jan Poortman (VOR team Brunel), Peter van Niekerk (Comanche Transatlantic record crew), Sander Speet, Bram van der Biest, Greg Vlasblom, and Alfonso Dominguez will support Van ‘t Wout and friends to reach new heights. Owner Austin van ‘t Wout helms.
PH3 looks forward to take up the challenge with the other Maxi’s in les Voiles de St Barth, especially with long time opponent and other “De Maas” delegate ARAGON (Overall Winner of RORC transatlantic 2016).