Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill has taken a cheeky swing at Team New Zealand, posting a photograph of himself posing with rejected skipper Dean Barker on social media with the comment #letsgetdalton.
The America's Cup winning skipper has welcomed Barker into their stable, with the former Team New Zealand skipper signing on with Team Japan yesterday as skipper and CEO for the next challenge.
Spithill has today used social media to post a picture of himself and Barker with the words: "Who would have thought...#mates #letsgetdalton".
Barker was ousted from Team New Zealand earlier this year, with the syndicate opting to use the skills of young Olympian Peter Burling.
Spithill led Oracle's comeback in San Francisco where they chased down Team New Zealand to win 9-8 in 2013.