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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Face Off - As Skippers Prepare For Another Day Of America's Cup Nail Biting Racing

There is no love lost between these two guys. Jimmy Spithill (AUS) and Dean Barker (NZL) are two of the the best match racers in the world  driven my the will to win and opportunity to race yachts so fast the umpires need to hoon around the race course in RIBs that can hit speeds of 60 knots.
Photo: © ACEA / Photo Gilles Martin-Raget
Oracle Team USA Crew List
Skipper: Jimmy Spithill (9), Tactician: Ben Ainslie (12), Strategist: Tom Slingsby (10), Wing trimmer: Kyle Langford (8), Jib trimmer: Joe Newton (5), Off-side trimmer: Rome Kirby (4), Grinders: Shannon Falcone (1), Joe Spooner (2), Jono MacBeth (3), Gillo Nobili (6), Simeon Tienpont (7)

Emirates Team New Zealand Crew List
Skipper/helmsman: Dean Barker (14), Tactician: Ray Davies (10), Wing Trimmer: Glenn Ashby (3), Trimmer: James Dagg (9), Bow: Adam Beashel (2), Pit: Jeremy Lomas (8), Pedestal 1: Chris Ward (7), Pedestal 2: Rob Waddell (11), Pedestal 3: Race 8 – Winston MacFarlane (4), Race 9 – Grant Dalton (6), Pedestal 4: Chris McAsey (5), Float/Grinder: Derek Saward (12)

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