9 Sep 2013

Barker not fazed by first loss

2:39 pm on 9 September 2013

Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker still has confidence in his boat and crew despite losing race four of the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay on Monday morning.

Team New Zealand won the first race of the day by 28 seconds, then were narrowly beaten by eight seconds in the second - the challengers lead the series by three points to negative one.

Barker doesn't think there has been a momentum shift in favour of Oracle and says they simply didn't manage and execute their plan well in race four.

Races five and six are on Wednesday with Team New Zealand needing to win nine races to bring back the Cup in the best-of-17 series.