05

Sled

Owner: Takashi Okura
Sail Number: USA 5095
Bownumber: 05
Yacht Club: New York Yacht Club
Design: Botin Partners (2018)
Builder: Core Builders Composites

About

Sled is a prominent international team that is headed by New York Yacht Club’s Takashi Okura, who – before coming in to the 52 SUPER SERIES – raced at top grand prix level for about 15 years with success in the Farr 40 and Melges 32 in particular. Sled are regular podium contenders at most regattas thanks to a very strong group of experienced top professionals, many of them former Team New Zealand sailors.

Third overall in 2015, seventh in 2016, seventh in 2017 and fifth overall in 2018, the team are gearing up to make the podium this season. Although they have lost America’s Cup winner Ray Davies back to Emirates Team New Zealand, Sled remain a force to be reckoned with as strategist Adam Beashel moves to the tactician’s role. Quietly consistent and good in the breeze, Sled could be one of the top contenders in 2019 if they start strongly.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Takashi
Okura
Helmsman
Adam
Beashel
Tactician
Ray
Davies
Strategist
Andrea
Visintini
Navigator
Don
Cowie
Main Trimmer
Robbie
Naismith
Upwind Trimmer
Christian
Kamp
Downwind Trimmer
Jeremy
Lomas
Bow
Andrew
McCorquodale
Mid Bow
Ryan
Godfrey
Pit
Andrew
Taylor
Grinder
Hideki
Wakayama
Aft Grinder
Norio
Igei
Float
Tony
Rae
Runner
Rod
Davis
Coach
Toshiro
Honda
Manager
Christopher
Dawson
Rib Driver
Tammo
Baldszun
Sail Maker
Julian
Hampe
Boat Captain
Luke
Porter
Boat Builder
Matthew
Joubert
Nipper
Vinny
Stamilla
Chef
Masanobu
Katori
Data Analyst
Akihito
Suzuki
Physiotherapist
Sled
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