Interlodge are the crew of American husband and wife team owners Austin and Gwen Fragomen. The New York based international lawyer Austin has long since been a massive enthusiast of the class and has owned five different TP52s. The Interlodge team raced on the circuit around 2013 to 2015, finishing fifth overall in a hotly contested 2013 season.
After an injury curtailed Austin’s competitive sailing for a while the team have largely confined their activities to racing on their home, East coast USA waters out of Newport RI. Most recently they successfully campaigned Botin 44, which they continue to race this year. But when the opportunity arose late in 2020 to purchase the outstanding 2020 championship winning Azzurra, the Fragomens took the plunge and are now looking forwards to returning to race in Europe and meet back up with 52 SUPER SERIES owners and friends.
They have an exceptionally strong, loyal core team which has been together for many years, some indeed since the inception of the programme. Trimmers are Dave Armitage and Jono Swain, Andy Estcourt on main, navigator is Juan Vila, Rod Dawson is tactician and Tony Rey is strategist.