America’s Cup challenger SoftBank Team Japan will be led by Dean Barker (NZL), who has been appointed skipper and CEO of the Japanese team. Barker brings over 15 years of America’s Cup experience to the Japanese team, including having sailed in four America’s Cup Matches.
“This is an incredible opportunity to build a new team from the ground up,” Barker said from Bermuda where he and team general manager Kazuhiko ‘Fuku’ Sofuku (JPN) have been meeting with officials for the 35th America’s Cup.
“It’s an honour to take on the responsibility of both CEO and skipper of SoftBank Team Japan,” Barker continued. “We’re filling the key ro…
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