Platoon are the German-flagged team of Harm Müller-Spreer. After campaigning in two different TP52s during the MedCup years, Harm Müller-Spreer re-joined the TP52 class in 2015 after a seven-year absence, and his Platoon team immediately proved to be hot contenders. As a vastly experienced and successful owner-helm who has won the Dragon Gold Cup three times, the appeal for him is the strong owner-driver ethos.
In 2016, Platoon made the change to Quantum Sails and paired with Quantum Racing in an open-book two boat programme.
John Kostecki was brought in as tactician for the final event in Cascais, to compliment Spanish Olympic medallist and America’s Cup winner Jordi Calafat as strategist. Their Vrolijk design was especially quick downwind, and over the season demonstrated consistency across the wind range.
Platoon is a Vrolijk design that was built in Dubai by Premier Composite Technologies and further optimised during the 2015-16 winter.