VIDEO: Dean Barker ‘absolutely gutted’ about Team NZ decision
Published on February 26th, 2015
Auckland, NZL (February 26, 2015) – Team New Zealand today confirmed Dean Barker has been axed as helmsman for their next America’s Cup campaign.
Earlier today, Barker spoke exclusively to John Campbell of 3 News about how he learnt of his position within Team New Zealand and he is “absolutely gutted” about the way Team New Zealand management has treated him.
Team NZ announced the changes in a statement today, eight days after denying reports that Barker had been dumped as skipper.
“Unfortunately last week, through a leak to the media, I found out that I had been dumped as the sailing director of Team New Zealand,” says Barker.
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