|Sail Number:||USA 5095|
|Yacht Club:||New York Yacht Club|
|Design:||Botin Partners (2018)|
|Builder:||Core Builders Composites|
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.