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Alegre

Owner: Andy Soriano
Sail Number: GBR 8819R
Bownumber: 19
Yacht Club: Yacht Club Monaco
Design: Botin Partners (2018)
Builder: Longitud Cero

About

Andy Soriano and his Alegre team joined the 52 SUPER SERIES in 2015 and have long since proven themselves as one of the best resourced and most talented teams. Owner-driver Soriano has massive experience of grand-prix yacht racing, tasting success in the maxi class before moving to the TP52.

Consistency over the course of a full season has proven a little bit elusive, but Alegre are nearly always in the fight at the front or near the front of the fleet during each regatta. In 2018 they enjoyed an excellent performance at the Rolex TP52 World Championship when they finished in third place overall.

Soriano’s drive and passion is undimmed, he was the first to commission a new boat for 2018 and set out plans for 2019 early, aiming to improve on last year’s sixth overall.

The core team have been together for many years, like navigator Will Best, trimmer Kevin George and Joe Cox on mid bow. Andy Horton joined as tactician a couple of years ago and has brought a measure of consistency of process, while Andy Hemmings and Jon Gunderson strengthened the speed team when they joined in 2018.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Andy
Soriano
Helmsman
Adrian
Stead
Tactician
Kelvin
Harrap
Strategist
Will
Best
Navigator
Noel
Drennan
Main Trimmer
Jon
Gunderson
Upwind Trimmer
Andy
Hemmings
Downwind Trimmer
Matteo
Auguadro
Bow
Joe
Cox
Mid Bow
Jonathan
Taylor
Pit
Seb
Tenghage
Fwd Grinder, Project Manager
Michele
Gnutti
Aft Grinder
Flavia
Tomiselli
Float
Kevin
George
Runner
Grant
Spanhake
Coach
Phillip
Smith
Manager
Pedro
De Cospodal
Chase Boat
Ben
Newton
Sail Maker
Carlos
Bats
Boat Builder
Meg
Browning
Chef
Dimitri
Nicolopoulos
Data Analyst
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