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New York Yacht Club


Takashi Okura


The 2021 champions are a prominent international team that is headed by New York Yacht Club’s owner-driver 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 classes in particular.

Sled have been regular podium contenders at most regattas thanks to a very strong group of experienced top professionals, many of them former Team New Zealand sailors.

Winners overall in 2021 and Rolex TP52 World Champions in 2021, Sled were third overall in 2015, seventh in 2016, seventh in 2017 fifth overall in 2018 and sixth in 2019. Memorably they won the last regatta of 2019 in a breezy Porto Cervo. There, the Sled team were unstoppable, reeling off six race wins from nine starts. They change their afterguard in 2023 as Francesco Bruni returns to full commitment at Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, so Murray Jones is tactician supported by strategist Michele Ivaldi – winning navigator on Quantum in 2022 and fellow Italian Andrea Visintini is the ever dependable navigator.