31 August 2013

Red Bull Youth America's Cup Races Sunday

RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA'S CUP - RACES 1&2 - YouTube (only in areas not restricted by broadcasting rights) Sunday, September 1st, 2-4 pm EDT (US), 6 pm UTC (1800)

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. . . .

Ten teams have qualified for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (Sept. 1-4) --

Country: Australia
Team: Objective Australia(1)
Yacht Club: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Skipper: Jason Waterhouse (21, Newport, Australia)

Country: France
Team: Next World Energy
Yacht Club: Yacht Club de France
Skipper: Arthur Ponroy (23, from Lille, France)

Country: Germany
Team: All In Racing(1)
Yacht Club: Bootshaus 20
Helmsman: Erik Heil (23, Kiel, Germany)

Country: New Zealand
Team: NZL Sailing Team with Emirates Team New Zealand(2)
Yacht Club: Yachting New Zealand
Skipper: Peter Burling (22, Auckland, New Zealand)

Country: New Zealand
Team: Full Metal Jacket Racing(1)
Yacht Club: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Skipper: William Tiller (23, Auckland, New Zealand)

Country: Portugal
Team: ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team(1)
Yacht Club: Naval Club of Cascais
Skipper: Bernardo Freitas (22, Cascais, Portugal)

Country: Sweden
Team: Swedish Youth Challenge(2)
Yacht Club: KSSS (Royal Swedish Yacht Club)
Skipper: Charlie Ekberg (23, Stockholm, Sweden)

Country: Switzerland
Team: Team Tilt(1)
Yacht Club: Société Nautique de Genève (SNG)
Skipper: Lucien Cujean (23, Versoix, Switzerland)

Country: USA
Team: American Youth Sailing Force(2)
Yacht Club: Richmond Yacht Club
Skipper: Mike Menninger (24, Newport Beach, Calif.)

Country: USA
Team: USA45 Racing(2)
Yacht Club: San Diego Yacht Club
Skipper: Charlie Buckingham (23, Newport Beach, Calif.)

Notes: (1) Indicates team’s participation through Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series
(2) indicates team’s participation through America’s Cup World Series team  (source: americascup.com )

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