Dean's Diary: Extreme 40's in Turkey - Dean Barker reports on Day 2

Emirates New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker with teammates Glenn Ashby,James Dagg and Jeremy Lomas

New Zealand's America's Cup challenge is providing a very strong multihull focus. Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of www.kiwiyachting.co.nz!Kiwi_Yachting_Consultants_Nexus_AB, reports from Turkey on the second day of the Extreme40 series, in which he is helming Emirates Team NZ .

Sailing with Dean Barker are Glenn Ashby (AUS), James Dagg (NZL) and Richard Meacham (NZL).

Day 2 in Istanbul

Hi

Today was another tough day on the water in similarly testing conditions to yesterday. With very random puffs and shifts there is never a dull moment.

We had a reasonably consistent day with nothing overly flashy and came ashore to find ourselves equal second on the leaderboard. Artemis had a really good day today and have a good lead but with three days left to sail and 20 odd races, there is still a lot to play for.

All for now

Dean

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