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