"They (racing prospects) are not great at the moment".
Barker has all to play for after he was dropped by New Zealand following their 2013 loss.
That heavy defeat put more pressure on the clash with France - who had lost to SoftBank Team Japan by nearly six minutes in the day's opening race - but Britain crossed the finish line just ahead of their opponents to avenge Monday's defeat. In race one helmsman Peter Burling nailed the start over Dean Barker who was hunting a late hook.
Emirates Team New Zealand kept up the pressure on defending America's Cup champions Oracle Team USA on Friday, beating SoftBank Team Japan and drawing level on points with the US team who were convincingly beaten by Sweden's Artemis Racing.
It's just one of the radical departures from tradition in this America's Cup, which, perhaps fittingly, is being sailed on the northern tip of the Bermuda Triangle.
In this photo provided by the America's Cup Event Authority, Oracle Team USA and SoftBank Team Japan compete during America's Cup qualifying on the Great Sound in Bermuda on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
New Zealand keen to carry on Australia form into England clash
It means they can afford to lose their final group match, against Australia on Saturday, and still qualify for the last four. The latter soon made up for his swift departure with an instant result in the opening over of the New Zealand innings.
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She played her typically safe style for much of the match, winding up with 15 fewer unforced errors than No. 8 Kuznetsova. Serena Williams is at the French Open , after all - but as a spectator, not a competitor.
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The YouGov poll - conducted on May 30-31 - puts the Conservatives on 42 percent, down one point from a comparable poll on May 27. The pollster said the approach was used during the European Union referendum and consistently showed voters backed Leave.
BAR remain the most likely team to do so after bouncing back to beat Team France.
Saturday not only saw the conclusion of the qualifiers but also the conclusion of Groupama Team France's involvement in the 35th America's Cup after they failed to progress through to the Challenger Playoffs.
The Kiwi team had a massive speed advantage over BAR when the two teams lined up in light conditions in the second round robin, as Team NZ impressed with their ability to foil right around the race track in the marginal racing conditions.
The forecast for tomorrow is much more promising for a full day of action, with a moderate breeze of 10-14 knots expected on the Great Sound.
A broken rudder during race preparations made for a chaotic start for Oracle. Oracle struggled for speed in the early races on San Francisco Bay and replaced tactician John Kostecki with British sailing star Ben Ainslie.
In 2013, Oracle Team USA entered the match with a two-point penalty after being caught in the biggest cheating scandal in America's Cup history.
SoftBank Team Japan also gets expertise in aerodynamics, instrumentation, simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis from Airbus, the European plane maker and "innovation partner" to both teams.