Wednesday 04 March 2015 12:29.

Weird News: Dean Barker on the rebound with Russia

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Photo: Dean Barker (TV3)

Recently dumped Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker has put down his tissues and apparently found a newer, hotter Russian team named “Nika” from a European monohull series. 3 News reports that Barker has been recruited for a tactical role on the Team Nika boat by its owner, skipper, and resident computer magnate Vladimir Prosikhin.

Things aren’t getting “too serious” for Barker and Team Nika however; as he’s only agreed to hang around for the first regatta of the five-leg RC44 tour so far. Guess we’ll all have to see how things go for old Dean, but we have high hopes that things will work out.

Read more on 3News.

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