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David John Barnes (27 April 1958 – 23 October 2020) was a New Zealand America's Cup sailor. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand. He skippered the KZ1 yacht which lost to the United States in the 1988 America's Cup race.[1][2]

Barnes was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010. He died on 23 October 2020 in Wilmington from the disease, aged 62.[3]

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