icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.


Missing your newsletter?

If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive.

No, thanks
Sailors from the 6 America's Cup teams discuss the competition

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

1 of 6 1/6

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.”

Read More
Sponsored Listings
Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro