sail-world.com -- Dean's Diary: Positives from average Day 3 of the America's Cup WS

Dean's Diary: Positives from average Day 3 of the America's Cup WS    

'The start of race four on day three of the America’s Cup World Series, San Francisco.'    Chris Cameron/ETNZ©

Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants and Nexus AB?nid=102675, reports from San Francisco, USA from the America's Cup World Series, in which he helms Emirates Team NZ .

October 6 2012: Race Day 3

03/10/2012, San Francisco (USA,CA), 34th America's Cup, America's Cup World Series San Francisco 2012 october - Match Racing Qualifiers - Dean Barker  ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget?nid=102675_©   Click Here to view large photo
Good day ..... almost!

Today was really an average day for us although I take a lot of positives from it.

Nothing much has changed in sailing. You need to start well, sail fast and smart and you get good results. Today we had two poor starts which was just through bad boat positioning on my part. In both races we were second row at the start, but in both races we managed to work our way back through the fleet which is something we have been struggling to do in recent times. The composure on board is good and thinking about opportunities to pick off a boat at a time is incredibly important.

Our life would be a whole lot better if we can get off the line in better shape so will be looking for a much improved performance around the start line.

Tomorrow we race our semi final in the match race against Artemis Red before two fleet races.

Looking forward to it

Dean

To read earlier editions of Dean Barker's blog click here?nid=102675



by Dean Barker
- 10:45 AM Sat 6 Oct 2012 GMT



Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=102675

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup
2013 Kiwi Yachting
2011 Emirates Team New Zealand news

Related News Stories:
26 Aug 2014  Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
25 Aug 2014  Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
24 Aug 2014  Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS
23 Aug 2014  Extreme Sailing Series: Barker rusty and pays penalty in Wales - Day 1
09 Aug 2014  America's Cup: Former Artemis crew member says danger is being ignored
27 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress
23 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets
22 May 2014  America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act'
10 May 2014  A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain
16 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT