USA 5095

Owner: Takashi Okura
Design: Botin
Builder: Core Builders Composites


Sled is a 2018 Botin design build at Core Builders Composites. Owner driver Takashi (Tak) Okura from Japan leads a team of many nationalities based on a strong Kiwi backbone. It is his fourth TP52 and second new build. In 2018 Sled with a 5th overall in the 52 Super Series improved on 2017 and from there continued to aim higher. During 2019 Sled pulled some extra speed out of the hat showing her stern to the fleet in an unheard of 1, 2, 6, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 to win the final event in Porto Cervo. The team held on to this pace into 2021 resulting into the epic double of winning the 52 Super Series overall by one point from Quantum Racing and the Rolex TP52 Worlds by the same margin from Quantum Racing and Platoon!! In 2022 Team Sled just missed the podium, runner-up finishing the series in 4th. In 2023 the team ended up in 5th, just behind the revamped Gladiator in 4th. With two events in Newport this year, where team Sled is no stranger, let’s see whether these bring Sled good fortune once again!

Crew 2024:

1 Takashi Okura JPN Helm
2 Murray Jones NZL Tactician
3 Adrian Stead GBR Strategist
4 Andrea Visitini ITA Navigator
5 Don Cowie NZL Main
6 Jeremy Lomas NZL Runners
7 Ryan Godfrey AUS Trim Upwind
8 Christian Kamp GER Trim Downwind
9 Cian Guilfoyle IRL Grind
10 Hideki Wakayama JPN Grind
11 Andrew McCorquodale CAN Pit
12 Simon Johnson IRL Float
13 Norio Igei JPN Mid bow
14 Ivan Peute NED Bow

Crew photo 2022