GER 52



Yacht Club:

NRV Hamburg


Harm Müller-Spreer


Platoon are one of the most successful teams on the 52 SUPER SERIES. After four end of season podiums – third in 2021 and runners up in 2017, 2018 and 2019 – told one story but in 2023 in Puerto Portals they clinched the season title for the first time which they added to the Rolex TP52 World Championship title they also won narrowly in Barcelona.

It is their third world title after successes in  2017 and 2019.

The team is owned and run by Hamburg businessman Harm Müller-Spreer who is a lifetime racing sailor particularly also in the Dragon keelboat. He raced on the original MedCup Circuit before a long break returning with a top crew and top boats from the Vrolijk design office. After winning the 2023 circuit title he seized the option to have a new Botin boat from the same mould and the same builder as Alegre, King Marine.

One of the very top owner-drivers in the world, Müller-Spreer has had a very settled team in recent years. The afterguard partnership of strategist Jordi Calafat  and navigator Jules Salter were joined mid season 2022  by Italy’s charismatic Vasco Vascotto as owner-driver Müller-Spreer wrought changes then, bringing in one of the class’s most successful tacticians.

Trimmers include America’s Cup winners Ross Halcrow and Dirk De Ridder (mainsheet). They race on Doyle Sails.