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 but they sure aim higher. And why not with their boat receiving upgraded appendages over the winter and a solid team as listed below?

Crew (2018):

1 Takashi Okura JPN Helm
2 Adam Beashel NZL Tactician     
3 Will Ryan NZL Strategist
4 Andrea Visitini ITA Navigator
5 Don Cowie NZL Main
6 Tony Rae NZL Runners
7 Robbie Naismith NZL Trim Upwind
8 Christian Kamp GER Trim Downwind
9 Andrew Taylor NZL Grind
10 Hideki Wakayama JPN Grind
11 Ryan Godfrey AIS Pit
12 Norio Igei JPN Float
13 Andrew McCorquodale CAN Mid bow
14 Jeremy Lomas NZL Bow
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