05

Bronenosec Gazprom

Owner: Vladimir Liubomirov
Sail Number: RUS 5252
Bownumber: 05
Yacht Club: St Petersburg Yacht Club
Design: Botin Partners (2015)
Builder: King Marine

About

They were newcomers to the circuit in 2015 but made a very impressive debut, winning many races and from the very outset proving themselves to be serious contenders. 2016 was the second season in the class for Russian owner-driver Vladimir Liubomirov and his Bronenosec team, which has a strong Italian-Russian mix, but enjoys a truly cosmopolitan team line up. Briton Adrian Stead came in for the season to complement tactician and project manager, Michele Ivaldi. The duo alternated roles later in the season but the choice to have a strategist and tactician playing equal roles has worked for them, enhancing their starting and boat-on-boat abilities in particular. Bronenosec could match any team on their day. In 2016, they won races and finished second in Portals but also suffered from a few off days ultimately finishing sixth overall.

The team of super keen Russian-enthusiast, owner-driver Vladimir Liubomirov have a hull sister to Azzurra, Botin & Partners design which is King Marine built and the programme is run by the very experienced Michele Ivaldi. The Gazprom supported team are active in the RC44 class also and previously sailed in the Extreme 40s and Swan 60s and so the core group are well rehearsed, and a tight unit.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Vladimir
Liubomirov
Owner Driver
Morgan
Larson
Tactician
Tommaso
Chieffi
Strategist
Francesco
Mongelli
Navigator
Paul
Westlake
Main Trimmer
Pigi
De Felice
Downwind Trimmer
Simon
Daubney
Jib Trimmer
Alberto
Barovier
Bow, Manager
Alex
Kulakov
Mid Bow
Christian
Griggio
Pit
Lele
Marino
Grinder
Pietro
Mantovani
Aft Grinder
Victor
Serezhkin
Backstay
Egor
Terpigorev
Floater
Vladimir
Ikonikov
Logistics, Spare Sailor
Steve
Erickson
Coach
Oleg
Krivov
Rigger
Mickey
Ikert
Sail Design
Dave
Lenz
Sail Design
Max
Valli
Sail Maker
Francesco
Binetti Pozzi
Boat Captain
Davide
Pescuma
Shore Crew
Giovanni
Poli
Boat Builder
Olga
Agaltsova
Logistics
Francesco
Naglia
Media
Antonella
Buccino
Chef
Denis
Pilipenko
Accountant
Bronenosec Gazprom
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