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Sled

2021 champions Sled is a prominent international team that is headed by New York Yacht Club’s owner-driverTakashi 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
Owner: Takashi Okura
Sail Number: USA 5095
Bownumber: 05
Yacht Club: New York Yacht Club
Design: Botin Partners (2018)
Builder: Core Builders Composites

About

2021 champions Sled is a prominent international team that is headed by New York Yacht Club’s owner-driverTakashi 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. In 2021 fresh from the America’s Cup Italian Francesco Bruni joined as tactician to work with Murray Jones who is strategist. Navigator is Andrea VIsintini.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Takashi
Okura
Owner Driver
Francesco
Bruni
Tactician
Murray
Jones
Strategist
Andrea
Visintini
Navigator
Don
Cowie
Main Trimmer
Robbie
Naismith
Upwind Trimmer
Christian
Kamp
Downwind Trimmer
Ivan
Peute
Bow
Andrew
McCorquodale
Mid Bow
Ryan
Godfrey
Pit
Carlo
Huisman
Grinder
Hideki
Wakayama
Aft Grinder
Norio
Igei
Float
Jeremy
Lomas
Runner
Rod
Davis
Coach
Adam
Minter
Rigger
Pierre
Harrison
Tender
Tammo
Baldszun
Sail Maker
Cam
Marshall
Boat Captain
Liam
Manning
Systems
Tom
Jenkins
Boat Builder
Clizia
Stamilla
Logistics
Vincenzo
Stamilla
Chef
Masanobu
Katori
Data Analyst
Sled
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