America’s Cup: Dean Barker Making an Excellent Transition to Catamarans

Emirates Team New Zealand’s skipper Dean Barker is making a sensational transition to the world of multihull sailing in the Australian Aclass Championships being sailed at Lake Cootharaba, 400km south of Rockhampton, Northern Queensland.

In late November, Barker was in Dubai, UAE, sailing his final event in the 24 tonne America’s Cup Class, to take the Louis Vuitton Trophy for the fourth time in five events.

Just over a month later he was lying fourth overall after two days, and four races in the Australian Int A-Class catamaran National Championships.

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