Team: American Magic
Dean Barker, born in New Zealand, sailed from an early age, starting out in Optimist and P Class boats, before graduating to 470s and Lasers.
Barker skippered the last race for Team New Zealand in 2000 when they successfully defended the Americas Cup, and was Skipper for Team New Zealand for 2003, 2007, and 2013 Americas Cups.
In 2004, Barker participated in the Olympic Games, representing New Zealand in the Finn finishing 13th out of 25 competitors.
In 2007, the Emirates Team New Zealand, with Barker as skipper and helmsman, was one of the challengers for the 2007 Valencia America's Cup. Barker started Team New Zealand's quest to take the Cup back to New Zealand by winning the challengers' 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup. This was the first time that the Louis Vuitton Cup had ever been won without a race loss to the opponent. This gave Emirates Team New Zealand and Barker the opportunity to race the Swiss challenger Alinghi for the 32nd America's Cup.
In 2013 Barker lead Emirates Team New Zealand to victory in the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup and set a Louis Vuitton/America's Cup speed record in race #7 of 47 knots (87 km/h; 54 mph).
This year’s Congressional Cup promises dazzling action with sailing legends Dean Barker and Terry Hutchinson.
Terry Hutchinson - Tactician
Sean Clarkson - Pit
James Baxter - Main
Greg Gendell- Bow
James Dagg - Trim
James Lyne - Coach
Jennifer Tille - Logistics
1st Congressional Cup ‘00
1st Congressional Cup ‘05
1st Americas Cup '00
2nd Americas Cup '03
2nd Americas Cup '07
2nd Americas Cup '13
4th Americas Cup World Series ‘17
4th Americas Cup '17
1st Fastnet Race Line Honours ‘17
1st Middle Sea Race Line Honours '17
2nd RC44 Season Championship '17