Sailor/General Manager

Kazuhiko "Fuku" Sofuku

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Age 51, Kazuhiko Sofuku is the General Manager and Bowman of SoftBank Team Japan competing in his 4th America's Cup.  One of the best sailors to come out of Japan, he made his America's Cup debut in 1995 as bowman on Nippon Challenge.  He raced in the 2007 America's Cup with One World Challenge and BMW Oracle Racing.  He has also competed in the World Match Racing Championships.