Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker updates us on the team’s progress with its new AC72, which is the team’s main focus for the coming weeks.
“We’re trying to do as much sailing as we can in the AC72,” Barker says. “(But) we’re finding that for every one day on the water there’s probably a week of work to catch-up, develop and improve the various systems.
“The sailing’s been great, but the boats are pretty intensive in terms of resource…We’re a long, long way from being ready to race this boat… There’s still mountains of work to to. It’s a daunting prospect, but it’s very exciting at the same time.”