Judel Vrolijk TP / IRC 52 | 2011

750,000 Tax Paid | Sydney Australia


  • Make Judel Vrolijk
  • Model TP / IRC 52
  • Year 2011
  • LOA 52ft/16m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Carbon Fibre
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Ancasta Ref 43048
  • Name Gweilo


"Gweilo" is a new central listing and one of the most optimized IRC/ORCi 52 footers in the World today.
This Judel Vrolijk design has always been at the forefront of racing in both NZ and Australia, where she has been campaigned by her last two owners.
Now fully upgraded to current thinking, including a 2019 keel fin and bulb package, complete update of mast and boom package to cater for a full offshore program and an electronics package upgrade to give the boat for the very best data for performance improvements.
Without question one of the most complete inventories we have ever seen at 52 feet.
"Gweilo" is a step on and win offering.




"Gweilo" (formerly known as "Viento" in NZ and built originally as Med Cup boat "Container".)

TP / IRC / ORCi 52

Built originally as a 'no-expense-spared' yacht by a German owner for the Med cup, she is the sistership to the all conquering RAN / PAPREC which competed at very highest level in the Med Cup series in more recent years.
She was built using a single tool female hull & deck mould. Structure made of Prepreg carbon fibre, with a high-spec Kevlar Nomex honeycomb core, which kept these yachts incredibly light and stiff.

LOA - 15.85m
BEAM - 4.418m
DRAFT - 3.72m
DISPLACEMENT - 6.850kg – 6.950kg - Inshore vs offshore inventories.

- Designed by Judel/Vrolijk 2011.
- Full pre-preg carbon construction hull, deck and structure.
- State of the art, Kevlar/Nomex "Honeycomb" core from Cormaster, was provided in pre-shaped panels, to ensure highest physical stiffness properties and zero margin for error fitting, which ensured minimum weight.
- Bespoke female hull and deck tooling. Sister ship to "RAN IV" on 52 Super Series circuit and the only two boats to share this tooling.
- "Container" was the second boat from this tooling, which resulted in an exceptionally high quality build.
- Keel fin locates into "socket" type arrangement.
- Built to ISO and Germanischer Lloyd exacting standards of construction.
- Gloss white topsides and cockpit areas.
- Sprayed non-skid decks.
- New light grey antifouling with hard wearing orange foil antifouling.

Recent work and performance upgrades from original specifications:

Additional carbon structure added into Bow from original Med Cup specification for longevity and to ensure boat was suited to coastal as well as inshore racing.
New stronger / lighter Carbon bowsprit, with STL of 9m, incorporating 2 Tack Lines
2019 New JV Keel 3.72m draft- Fully optioned CG with gallery for weight trim and composite leading and trailing edge
2020 New JV rudder profile on original stock optimised for new keel and sail plan
Optimised and machined bulb with galleries 2018
Interchangeable Carbon Wheels / Tiller steering with protective bars
Offshore sliding dodger over companionway
Extensive waterproofing works that have proved very successful
New antifouling late 2023

Most recent results:
1st Overall ORCi Rolex Sydney - Hobart 2022
2nd Overall IRC Rolex Sydney - Hobart 2022
2nd Overall IRC Rolex Sydney - Hobart 2019
2nd Overall IRC Noakes Sydney - Gold Coast 2022
1st Overall TP 52 Gold Cup
2nd Overall IRC CYCA Ocean Points score 2022
1st Overall IRC CYCA Ocean Points score 2021

Spars & Rigging

Hall Spars (NZL) High Modulus three spreader mast
3 x Reef mainsail Rig pro designed (Lock bullets on Main)
FRO Lock (added)
Lower MH lock as original
KZ removable hanging lock for offshore racing on the upper halyard
Antal Mainsail track
Upgraded to EC6 from rod in 2018 internal tangs fitted to accommodate 3 mainsail reefs
Mainsail sheave added and new MH assembly
New upgraded Headstay hanger 2022
Rig fully serviced by SRS in Sept 2022 and completed prior to sale June 2023.
Southern Spars Jib stick for poled out Jib reaching conditions.

1 x Lightweight inshore
1 x Offshore Boom setup with 2 reef locks and a 3rd reef on a Z jammer inside the boom
Low windage Carbon Vang strut for both Booms

Lateral Rigging 5-year completed in late 2023 and now reinstalled on the yacht.
2 x Brand new Backstays due March 2023
New EC6 Headstay late 2022

Sail Inventory

Complete inventory supplied, including sail data and relevant performance studies to get there boat where she is today.
Thousands of hours of investment to get to this current level of performance.

MN - 7 - North Sails 3Di, Sept 2022. Coastal sail with full batten cars and 1 reef.
MN - 6 - North Sails 3Di, Dec 2020. Offshore sail with full batten cars and 2 reefs.
MN - 5 - North Sails 3Di, Apr 2020. Inshore Med sail, no reef, RAW 880 with larger square top.
MN - 4 - North Sails 3Di, Oct 2018, Offshore sail with full batten cars and 3 reefs.
MN - 2 - North Sails 3Di, 2018, Ex-Gladiator sail. Used inshore/club racing/winter series.

J1-F - North Sails 3Di, Dec 2020.
J1-E - North Sails 3Di, Mar 2019.
J1-C - North Sails 3Di, 2016.

J1.5-B, North Sails HELIX, Aug 2022 as new.
J1.5-A, North Sails 3Di, Dec 2020.
JAP-A, North Sails 3Di, Oct 2018, Offshore sail.

J2-D, North Sails 3Di, Mar 2020. Race condition
J2-C, Doyle Stratis, Jan 2017, Club sail only
J2-B, North Sails 3Di, 2016, B grade sail.

J2.5, North Sails HELIX, Aug 2022 as new.

J3.5-B, North Sails 3Di, Dec 2018, recut 2021.

J4-D, North Sails 3Di, Aug 2022 as new.
J4-C, North Sails 3Di, Dec 2019 back up.
J4-B, Ullman sail, Jul 2018, heavy weather compliant.

J5/6-A, North Sails 3Di, Dec 2019, offshore race sail.

A1-A, North Sails, 2016. Old but fast.

A1.5-C, North Sails, Sept 2022.
A1.5-B, North Sails, ex-provezza.
A1.5-A, Doyle Sails, club racing.

A2-G, North Sails, June 2020, Blue.
A2-F, North Sails, Oct 2019, Offshore spec.
A2-E, Ullman sail, Oct 2018, Offshore spec, more A2+.
A2-C, North Sails, 2016, ex-Gladiator.

A3-A, North Sails, Oct 2020, on furler VGC.

A4-E, North Sails, Sept 2022 as new, Hobart race only.
A4-D, North Sails, Oct 2019, vgc,
A4-C, Ullman, Oct 2018, well used, multiple repairs.
A4-B, North Sails, 2011, deliver sail, labelled A4-2.

A6-A, North Sails, Jul 2019, Top down furler, new 2022 cable.

SJS, North Sails, Oct 2020. Inner reaching staysail and storm jib option.
OSS, North Sails, Oct 2020, Offshore design, multiple sheeting positions.
SS-4, North Sails, Dec 2019, ex-Provezza, not labelled.
SS-3, North Sails, Mar 2019, current downwind sail in use.

Reaching Sails
MH0-B, North Sails IRC sail, Oct 2021, Helix 600.
MH0-A, Ullman IRC sail, Oct 2018.
BR0-A, North Sails, Race sail, furling on sprit.

Storm Sails
Storm Jib, North 2011, painted orange.
Trysail, Doyle 2022, light weigh small option.
Trysail, North 2011, painted orange.

Delivery sails
J3 Jib, North Sails, 2011.
Delivery Main, Tasker sails, 2018, 1 reef.
FR0, Doyle sails, 2016. Fractional height
Selected older jibs, J1 & J2. Doyle.


Custom Harken, fitted/designed by John Williams
2 x Pedestals with MX overdrives
1 x 50.2 Pit winch
2 x 65.3 Primary driven winches (LH winch on port side)
2 x 65.3 Runners
2 x 65.3 Mainsheet Stb side driven only (LH winch on port side)
Custom string drop take down wheel system connected to Pedestal system

Harken / Spinlock /Custom deck gear
Above deck Harken Pro trim
JP3 Rudder bearings
Composite stanchions
Custom tail bags above and below deck
Custom forehatch with take down roller
Inflatable front hatch seal with compressor, above and below deck functionality
2 x spin sheet take up wheels
1 x jib halyard take up wheel

External Holmatro Mast Jacks
Internal Cariboni System with twin Cariboni Manifolds (Port and Starboard)
2 x Double speed pumps (Port and Starboard) connected with s/s tubes and hose
Forestay ram/ Jib Cunningham combo ram
Jib Lead up / down
Main Outhaul ram
All Serviced by John Vizzard regularly

H5000 Processor supplied and fitted 2018 by Olectric
5 x Garmin GNX mast displays
3 x B&G GFD cockpit displays (1 on fwd. pedestal
2 x B&G 1010 dedicated runner displays.
2 x B&G 57” VHMU both fitted to the rig and calibration checked Dec 2022
Depth sensor
2 x signet paddle wheel
LT500 compass
2 x lightweight mast cable
Celesco potentiometers on forestay rake and rudder angle
1 x Forestay Load Cell
1 x Jib Cunningham load cell
1 x VHF GME fixed 2 x Handheld VHF
Hopkins endoscope & custom thru hull fittings
Wireless router with external aerial
Laptop Panasonic CF19 tough book.
1 x MESA 2 screen
Lightweight wiring looms throughout Internal LED lighting
Sat Phone system - Fleet One BDU. Cobham dish replaced Dec 2021. Thrane and Thrane handset.
HF radio system - ICOM 802 Transceiver, head, speaker, tuner, deck fittings replaced Dec 2022.
Backstay Coax antennas replaced x 2 in Dec 2022.
Garmin InReach back up Sat phone.
AIS system AIS500
UHF Handhelds x 2
B&G ZG100 compass units x 2. New Dec 2022.
Expedition software. License to be taken out by new owner.
Microsoft office suite
Inshore, offshore and coastal set of Polar targets.
Sail crossover charts
Paper chart selection.


Yanmar Model 4JH5E Power 36kw
Gori Racing Folding Propeller
Sail Drive - 80L Diesel tank

1 x Lithium light weight battery with management system
1 x starter battery. House system replaced mid 2022
Battery Charger in Pelicase

Internally GWEILO is a typical race TP arrangement - 5 pipe cot berths either side, with adjustable positions.
Centrally there is a small removable galley and a heads located fwd of the mast, setup as a compostable unit.
Open plan entirely with no full bulkheads mean sail movements below decks is simplified.
In the bow space there is hanging space for waterproofs and the whole interior is finished in a black satin paint, with non-skid flooring.

Full safety gear required to comply with Sydney/Hobart Yacht race (CAT 1). No guarantees given to service dates of hardware.
5 x whale bilge pumps 1100 GPH
2 x Ocean Safety liferafts (1 x 6, 1 x 8)
16 life jackets
15 PLB units in bum bags
MOM module
CAT 1 First aid kit.
2 x Anchors.
2 x KZ furling units with Titanium quick release 2:1 fittings
3 x KZ Integrators
2 x KZ head units
1 x KZ hanging lock furler.
All furler parts are matched and interchangeable with fast pins

Taskers boom Tent
North mainsail cover
Full set pedestal and winch covers
Cockpit deck covers
Halyard tail bags
Bulb Cover.
Custom Food Bags

Galvanized Adjustable cradle (2 heights) with legs/splashes.
Separate keel and bulb cradle - Cradle can be disassembled for storage / transporting
1 x Set of portable mast trollies.

Spare pull pits
Spare stanchions.
Spare lifelines
Jack lines

Broker Comments

Without doubt an incredibly well prepared IRC or ORCi 52 and her new, low-drag, deeper keel fin has been a clear step forward in performance, alongside the sail package development. This fin is using a similar design profile to the current Med-spec J/V boats, which are clearly the better design of this generation.Not only has the performance improved, but all those high ticket items to ensure reliability have also been ticked off, with a recent EC6 rigging check (June 23") and full survey of the hull, we know the boat is where she needs to be to perform. GWEILO is truly a top level 52, that has performed both inshore and offshore, showing that age is just a number. Get in touch to learn more.

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