Tuesday, August 27, 2013

America's Cup Sep 7 and Red Bull Youth America's Cup Racing Sep 1 - 4

Emirates Team New Zealand will face Oracle Team USA starting Sep 7:

America’s Cup Finals schedule (best-of-17 series)
  • Saturday, Sept. 7: Final Race 1 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 2 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Sunday, Sept. 8: Final Race 3 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 4 (2:10 pm PT
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10: Final Race 5 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 6 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Thursday, Sept. 12: Final Race 7 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 8 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Saturday, Sept. 14: Final Race 9 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 10 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Sunday, Sept. 15: Final Race 11 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 12 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17: Final Race 13 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 14 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Thursday, Sept. 19: Final Race 15 (1:10 pm PT), Final Race 16 (2:10 pm PT)
  • Saturday, Sept. 21: Final Race 17 (1:10 pm PT)

But first the best young sailors (age 19 - 24, world Laser champions, etc) from around the world will race the AC 45s!

I haven't found TV coverage yet, but they will be available on YouTube.

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)

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


Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

Scheduled September 1-4, the America’s Cup Village, at Marina Green, will play host to some of the best young sailors in the world in the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup features 10 national teams of sailors between 19 and 24 years of age competing on AC45 catamarans. The event is intended to provide young sailors a clearly defined pathway toward a career at the pinnacle of the sport.
The teams have been training for months under the watchful eyes and mentorship of Red Bull sports directors Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher, double Olympic gold medalists in the Tornado multihull class.
“The young guys are learning about what it takes to compete at the highest levels of the sport,” Hagara says. “It’s not just about sailing skill but also fitness, nutrition, how they conduct themselves with the media, dedication, and working within a team.”
The sailors are expected to arrive in San Francisco on August 8 and to receive their AC45 catamarans for training on August 12. The sailors on the teams competing couldn’t be more enthusiastic.
“It’s honestly the most amazing feeling ever!” said USA45 Racing trimmer and team manager Jacob La Dow of San Diego, California. “It’s a dream come true.”
Two American crews were chosen in the fall of 2012 after a two-week selection series on San Francisco Bay. Eight international crews were selected after similar trials in February.
“It was a mind-blowing week,” said Jason Waterhouse, the 21-year-old skipper of Objective Australia. “We learned so much. It’s our first time racing together as a crew, but we gelled well. We would’ve liked better results, but our preparation was sound.”
“It was a brilliant week. We didn’t expect to be first, but we stayed grounded through the week and kept improving,” said 23-year-old Philip Buhl of Germany’s All In Racing. “We really improved our maneuvers and teamwork. In the end, we learned not to talk so much. All of us learned to do our jobs, and then we went out and did them.”

AC45 Principal Dimensions
Length 13.45 m (44 feet)
Maximum Beam 6.9 m (22.6 feet)
Mast Height 21.5 m (70.5 feet)
Maximum Draft 2.7 m (8.8 feet)
Displacement 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs.)
Wing sail area 83.5 sqm (900 sq ft)
Jib area 48 sqm (516 sq ft)
Gennaker Area 125 sqm (1,345 sq ft)

  • Age 19 – 24 in 2013
  • Crews of 6 sailors
  • Crew must hold valid passport of country their team represents
  • Equipment, including the AC45 platform and wing, will be supplied to teams who have their entry accepted

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