RBYAC: Game On - YouTube: "The young guns are getting ready for the opportunity of a lifetime at the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. 10 international teams of youth sailors, representing 8 countries will be on the starting line on September 1 in San Francisco. At stake is more than just the newly minted Red Bull Youth America's Cup trophy. This is a pathway for young sailors into the America's Cup. The stage is set. The preparation and training is finished. Now the sailors have to perform."
Red Bull Youth America's Cup opening press conference.
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup schedule (8 fleet races)
Sunday, Sept. 1: Fleet Races 1 and 2 (11:00 am PT)
Monday, Sept. 2: Fleet Races 3 and 4 (11:00 am PT)
Tuesday, Sept. 3: Fleet Races 5 and 6 (11:00 am PT)
Wednesday, Sept. 4: Fleet Races 7 and 8 (11:00 am PT)
10 international teams ready to soar at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup / America’s Cup: "Fast facts about the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup: The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup runs from September 1-4 and is based out of the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green. The format is fleet racing – 2 races per day, for an 8 race series, with racing beginning at 11:10am each day. The final race will carry double-points. The boats are AC45 catamarans powered by giant wing sails – the same boats used by the America’s Cup teams in the AC World Series from 2011-2013. Teams are composed of six sailors, aged 19-24, who represent their country through a nationality rule."
The Augmented Reality America’s Cup - IEEE Spectrum: "....sailboat racing is as thrilling, dynamic, and suspenseful as any sport around—if you’re down there on the water with the boats, that is. And starting with the 2013 America’s Cup, to be held this month in San Francisco, you will be there, virtually speaking. You’ll be able to monitor the events live on TV and on your mobile devices. You’ll see the spray flying off the bow of a big racing catamaran as its crew scrambles to make high-speed maneuvers in a stiff wind. You’ll see the world’s top sailors grappling to control powerful vessels driven by sail-like vertical wings, 12 stories high. You’ll also see perspectives and information never before available to spectators: the tracks of the boats through the water, course boundaries, penalties issued, wind direction, speed, and other things that significantly affect the outcome of the race../Automatic tracking systems on each yacht will constantly feed position data to high-performance PCs on shore....."
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