Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Audi MedCup: Dean Barker on a Good First Day in Cagliari

Emirates Team New Zealand on day one of the Audi MedCup off Cagliari. Image copyright Chris Cameron/ETNZ.

Extracts from Dean Barker's blog on the Kiwi Yachting website

by Dean Barker

Today was a tough day but a good one for us. With 3 races sailed in a 9-15 knot breeze we managed a 8,2,1 scoreline to be tied for 1st overall [with Audi A1 Team powered by ALL4ONE]... to bounce back with a second and first shows good belief and confidence...

Dean Barker (holding tiller, on the right) and Don Cowie (left) with the Emirates Team New Zealand team on their TP52. Image copyright Chris Cameron/ETNZ.

The nice thing for us is we beat Quantum in all 3 races today to extend our overall season lead to 54.5 points which puts us in an even stronger position with a maximum of 7 races and the coastal left...

Video of Dean Barker talking about the day's racing, from ETNZ:

Dean Barker's blog
Emirates Team New Zealand
Audi MedCup