Vladimir Liubomirov is the Commodore of the Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg and skipper of a Swan 50OD as well as a RC44 under the same name: Bronenosec. This is his second TP52, build new this year by Longitud Cero. A Botin design, sistership to Alegre and Quantum for using the same mould but with a very much different structural layout en differences in deck layout. Liubomirov was Russian Sailor of the Year in 2012. Tactician, like on the RC44, is Michele Ivaldi, certainly no stranger to TP52 racing.

From race one in the Palma Vela the boat showed good pace and she just won the first 2019 Super Series race leading from halfway up the first beat to the finish.

Crew (2019):

1 Vladimir Liuborimov RUS Helm
2 Morgan Larson USA Tactician
3 Sime Fantela ITA Strategist
4 Ed Smyth NZL Navigator
5 Paul Westlake AUS Main
6 Sasha Ekimov RUS Backstays
7 Pavel Karachov RUS Trim
8 Simon Daubney NZL Trim
9 Emanulele Marino ITA Grind
10 Egor Larionov RUS Grind
11 Cristian Griggio AUS Pit
12 Michele Cannoni ITA Mid bow
13 Alex Kulakov RUS Mid Bow
14 Alberto Barovier ITA Skipper


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