Auckland, NZL (February 26, 2015) – Emirates Team New Zealand announced today it had completed the restructuring process that came out of the team-wide review after the 2013 America’s Cup, and Dean Barker will no longer be at the helm for the team.
Wing trimmer in 2013 Glenn Ashby has been appointed Sailing Director and he and Peter Burling will take on helming duties. Ashby is a multiple world and Australian champion in three multihull classes and Burling is current world Moth and, with Blair Tuke, 49er world champion.
Barker, who has led the team since the 2003 America’s Cup, has advanced three time to the America’s Cup finals before losing each match.
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