SoftBank Team Japan

SoftBank Team Japan


SoftBank Team Japan, supported by SoftBank Corp. and Kansai Yacht Club, is the Japanese Challenger for the 35th America's Cup to be held in Bermuda in 2017. As the first Japanese flagged challenger since 2000, SoftBank Team Japan seeks to make history by becoming the first Japanese team to win the America's Cup.

Led by winning America's Cup skipper Dean Barker along with veteran Japanese sailor Kazuhiko "Fuku" Sofuku, SoftBank Team Japan is made up of a multi-national collaboration of sailors, boatbuilders, and support crew from the professional sailing industry who share the passion for innovation and excellence.