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America's Cup: Dean Barker reflects on the first solo race in the AC72


'Dean Barker - 34th America’s Cup - on Day 1 of Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 1'    ACEA/Photo Abner Kingman©    Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand have lined up for their first official race of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Writing on his blog on Kiwi Yachting Consultants, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, skipper Dean Barker gives his views of the first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup.

Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup

Yesterday was our first race of the Louis Vuitton Cup. The biggest news was more the fact that Luna Rossa decided not to show up and race. This is a position that they have taken given the Jury is meeting today to determine whether both our and Luna Rossa's protests will be upheld. They took the position not to race until a decision was reached, while our position was that we comply with either rule and want to get on with it.

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker (NZL) -  Paul Todd-Outside Images ©   Click Here to view large photo
We ran the day as we would of with a full race preparation including all the fun and games of a dock out show at Pier 29. It was great to get out on the water when points do start to count and see how the intensity around the base and team builds.

We did a full course which lasts around 45 minutes in a 14-17kt breeze. It was amazing to see how many people were down around the waterfront to watch us sail around and it is a good sign for things to come. I am sure it will provide an even bigger level of excitement to see two boats engaged in battle which will hopefully be the case on Saturday when we next line up against LR.

We are having a day working on the boat today and will go out again tomorrow for our race day against Artemis although we know they will not be there. We still feel there is value in us racing on the course area under time pressure to work on our systems and to make sure we are fully prepared for later stages of the competition.

Meanwhile we are standing by for the result of the Jury decision over the next few days and where that will lead.

Dean

34th America’s Cup - Day 1 of racing for the Louis Vuitton Cup, Emirates Team NZ -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

34th America’s Cup - Day 1 of racing for the Louis Vuitton Cup, Emirates Team NZ -  Gilles Martin-Raget: AmericasCup©   Click Here to view large photo

A close look at the underbody support structure - America’s Cup 2013 - LVC race 1 -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

ETNZ’s twin hulls and stunning graphics - America’s Cup 2013 - LVC race 1 -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

By law, at least one sailing photo must contain a shot of the Golden Gate bridge in the background - America’s Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ show off their foils - Day 1 Louis Vuitton Cup -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker (NZL) -  Paul Todd-Outside Images ©   Click Here to view large photo

Umpire boats in action - Day 1 Louis Vuitton Cup -  Paul Todd-Outside Images ©   Click Here to view large photo

ETNZ passes two of the new mid-course marks. - America’s Cup 2013 - LVC race 1 -  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo

34th America’s Cup - Day 1 of racing for the Louis Vuitton Cup, Emirates Team NZ  ACEA-Photo Abner Kingman©   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team NZ purpose designed chase boat - powered by four Yamaha 300hHP outboards - Salthouse boats have built five of these million dollar craft  Chuck Lantz   Click Here to view large photo


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