America’s Cup Update & Racing Schedule
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Results
Watch their training and reaction to the selection.
Young sailors from around the globe – aged 19-24 – completed a rigorous training program and the selection trials for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup held Feb. 19 – 24 on San Francisco Bay.
Being that it is the first year the America’s Cup has offered a race program for young people, race leaders started out with rules about staying in the Alcatraz side of the Bay Bridge and not racing in over 15 knots of wind, but broke these rules the first day. The races took place while cold and fierce shipping winter winds made the challenge difficult to manage those massive sails on the 45’ Catamarans.
Selection Series Teams advancing to Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
Australia – Objective Australia
Germany – STG/NRV Youth Team
New Zealand – Full Metal Jacket Racing
Portugal – ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team
Switzerland – Team TILT
The five teams selected on Feb. 24 have now qualified to race in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup from September 1-4, in a fleet that includes five additional youth crews supported by current America’s Cup teams.
Youth crews supported by America’s Cup World Series Teams
France – Energy Team/Name TBC
New Zealand – Emirates Team New Zealand/Name TBC
Sweden – Artemis Racing/Swedish Youth Challenge
USA – ORACLE TEAM USA/American Youth Sailing Force (SFO) USA – ORACLE TEAM USA/USA45 Racing (USA)
America’s Cup Park
The America’s Cup has officially taken over the new cruise ship terminal – Piers 27 and 29, which they are transforming into the America’s Cup Park. It will be connected to America’s Cup Village on the Marina Green by a 2 mile walk.
Concert Series at the America’s Cup Park:
Check the America’s Cup website for upcoming details.
America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project – Beach Clean Up
When: Sunday, April 7th, 2013*
Where: Treasure Island
When: Saturday, April 13th, 2013*
Where: Jack London Square / Estuary Park Oakland
*These events are free, but tickets are required.
America’s Cup Racing Schedule
* April 16 – 21 2013 AC World Series races begin in Naples, Italy, concluding in May prior to the beginning of the 34th America’s Cup events in San Francisco in July 2013. At the end of each AC World Series circuit, a series champion is crowned based on their cumulative scores from each event.
* July 4 – Aug. 30 Louis Vuitton Cup, San Francisco Bay. Challengers from around the world will battle each other during the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, which determines who will advance toward the America’s Cup Finals against the Defender. The finals for the Louis Vuitton Cup begin on August 17. The first team to win seven races will become THE challenger and advance to race ORACLE TEAM USA in the America’s Cup Finals.
* Sept. 1 – 4 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, San Francisco Bay
* Sept. 7 – 21 America’s Cup Finals, San Francisco Bay
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