America's Cup- Dean Barker explains the Emirates team NZ campaign
by PJ Montgomery on 26 Jun 2011
Emirates Team NZ skipper, Dean Barker spoke with top international yachting commentator, PJ Montgomery on Newstalk ZB to explain the various campaigns that the New Zealand based team are running ahead of the 34th America's Cup.
Dean Barker, Skipper Emirates Team NZ with the first of the team’s two SL33’s © Richard Gladwell www.richardgladwell.com
Barker also revealed their target dates for launching the first of the AC72's, and the impact on their build up with the first boat, that they large number of non-sailing days will have. Under America's Cup rules, they will only be allowed to sail the boat for 30 days from the launch in July 2012 to early 2013. That is one month of sailing in a six month period.
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