Skipper/CEO

Dean Barker

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Age 44, Dean Barker is the Team CEO and Skipper of SoftBank Team Japan competing in his 6th America's Cup. Five years after making his America's Cup debut at age 26 he steered Team New Zealand to victory in 2000.  He has also raced in the 2003, 2007, and 2013 America's Cup Finals.  He won the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Trials in 2007 and 2013.  He competed in the 2004 Olympics in Athens in the Finn Class and was also the 2004 ISAF World Matchh Racing Champion.