Han KIM (middle in the photo with a Hallberg-Rassy cappy) from Gin-A Co., Ltd., Hallberg-Rassy dealer for Korea, has participated in his 3rd 2017 Rolex Sydney to Hobart last year. He was the navigator for the Korean team: Sonic, racing on a TP52 which came in 20th out of 102 boats.
He was the first Korean to participate in the infamous yacht race in 2015, as part of his 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and lead the first Korean team to compete in the 2016 Race. He aspires to complete 10 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races before moving onto other Rolex races.
"For me, sailing is not just about the boats and the cruise, it's also about the people and community," says Han, "I love being surrounded by great people who share the same passion, sailing."
This year in August, he is planning to organize a rally from Yeosu to Vladivostok, sailing on Gin-A Co., Ltd's new Hallberg-Rassy 412: GINA accompanied by his friend's Hallberg-Rassy 42F: Excursion. It will be a 600 nm+ voyage passing between Japan's west coast and the two Koreas.
In the future, he hopes to venture further and sail from Korea to Alaska, following the Japanese and Russian coastline and then the Aleutian Islands.
We look forward to his sailing adventures on his Hallberg-Rassy.