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Sailors from the 6 America's Cup teams discuss the competition

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SoftBank Team Japan have their say

Dean Barker, skipper for newcomers SoftBank Team Japan, on their competition:

“The standard of racing is going to be incredibly high, with Oracle Team USA the benchmark… We can be competitive but it’s going to be tough.”

“In the World Series previously, with the boats non-foiling it was all very exciting. Now with them foiling it’s going to double the excitement level. It will be phenomenal and a lot of fun. If we know that we’re sailing the boat well and feel fast then we can come away feeling pretty happy.”

Chris Draper, sailing director of SoftBank Team Japan:

“We are not here to make up the numbers.”

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