Team Interlodge Owner Austin Fragomen of New York Yacht Club has confirmed that Interlodge will join the Pac52 Class in 2018. The Yacht, newly named “Interlodge VI”, is the former Bronosec TP52 which was designed by Botin Partners and was built by King Marine in 2015. Interlodge VI is the same hull design as the Pac52 “Fox”. Interlodge will join Fox, Invisible Hand, BadPak, Rio and Gladiator/Land Rover BAR for the Pac52 Class 2018 season.
Austin Fragomen started sailing while growing up in Illinois and then after school moved to New York and began sailing J/24s, Swan 42s and then TP52s in the 52 Super Series. Austin has sailed on the West Coast but never with one of his own yachts and he is looking forward to racing with the Pac52 Class because of it’s “convenient location” in California. Austin’s wife, Gwen Fragomen, regularly sails with the team and the yacht’s captain is Kris Matthews who has been with Team Interlodge for 10 years.
The first Pac52 Class regatta for Team Intelodge will be Yachting Cup at San Diego Yacht Club in May.