02 September 2013

Red Bull Youth America's Cup Races (video)

The best 19-to-24-year old sailors from around the world converged on San Francisco Bay Sunday for inaugural racing in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, the definitive sailing event for the next generation of stars. The sailors are competing on 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.

Red Bull Youth America's Cup - Sunday RACES 1&2 video replay: http://www.johnthecrowd.com/2013/09/red-bull-youth-americas-cup-races-sunday.html 

Red Bull Youth America's Cup - RACES 3&4 - (via YouTube where not restricted by broadcast rights) Monday, September 2nd, 2-4 pm EDT (US), 6 pm UTC (1800)

New Zealand teams emerge from pack to take first day lead / America’s Cup:
 "Red Bull Youth America’s Cup – Provisional Results after Sundays Races 1 and 2 --
NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ (NZL)… 2 – 4 – 16 points
Next World Energy (FRA)… 4 – 3 – 15 points
Full Metal Jacket Racing (NZL)… 7 – 1 – 14 points
Swedish Youth Challenge (SWE)… 6 – 2 – 14 points
American Youth Sailing Force (USA)… 1 – 7 – 14 points
ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team (POR)… 3 – 6 – 13 points
Team TILT (SUI)… 8 – 5 – 9 points
All In Racing (GER)… 5 – 8 – 9 points
USA45 Racing (USA)… 9 – 9 – 4 points
Objective Australia (AUS)… 10 – 10 – 2 points"

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