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RED BULL YOUTH SAILING – From SAIL MIX today
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – 75 Swedish sailors between the ages of 19 and 25 competed for 9 spots on board the Swedish Youth Challenge. The sailors participated in a competitive selection series which included an interview process followed by a trial regatta on Lake Garda in Italy. From that group, nine young sailors qualified to participate in the Swedish Youth Challenge for Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, led by KSSS sailing Director Bjorn Johansson.
This week, Charlie Ekberg and Niclas Düring will be put to the test when they sail for Artemis Racing in the America’s Cup World Series in Naples, Italy from April 16 – 21. For the two young Swedish sailors, it is a great opportunity and honor to participate .
In addition to the AC World Series, the Swedish Youth Challenge team will race the Seacart26 and M32’s in regattas throughout the spring and summer of 2013 in the Nordic region in preparation for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in September.
Swedish Youth Challenge Crew List:
Andreas Axelsson , Arvid Bildh , Charlie Ekberg Enlund (Helmsman) ,
Jonathan Tengroth Ameln , Niclas Düring (Tactician) , Nils Åkervall ,
Philip Carlsson , Sofia Düring , Tom Gross
TEAM ARTEMIS -Swedish Youth Challenge’s helmsman Charlie Ekberg will join Artemis Racing White during the America’s Cup World Series Naples.
RED BULL YOUTH SAILING – Here is the story of Team Tilt, from the beginning in December 2012, to the victory of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series in February, 2013. The team members kept on pushing hard in temperatures often under 0 degrees Celcius. They have cumulated more than 40 days of sailing up to the selection series. This is the qualification event that allows the different teams to take part in the the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
TEAM ARTEMIS – Charlie Ekberg and Niclas During are taking full advantage of their three weeks at Artemis Racing. They will be sailing on Swedish Youth Challenge in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup this summer. Charlie also joins Artemis Racing White to compete in the final ACWS event in Naples, April 16-21.
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – Fact: The 12 crews that participated in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series can lay claim to an achievement that not even the America’s Cup World Series sailors can say – no capsizes, no collisions, and no paint swaps.
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – Red Bull’s parkour athlete Ryan Doyle visits the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series teams at Pier 80 in San Francisco. Doyle found the event set up a perfect playground for container jumping, tumbling and flying around. Also a fun setting for him: the race committee boat, and of course, the AC45 trampoline platform. Watch this video to check out some of his tricks.
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – Five of the best youth sailing teams in the world have qualified for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup following a grueling two-week Selection Series in San Francisco. The 12 crews, from 11 countries, were pushed to the limit as they fought for the right to compete in September’s races.
National crews from Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland, made the cut to advance to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup where they will meet five crews supported by current America’s Cup teams
Double Olympic Gold medalists Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher, the Sports Directors for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, made the selections after closely monitoring the teams on and off the water during the two back-to-back selection weeks. With the high talent level and extreme motivation of the crews, there were hard choices to make.
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUPS – Congratulations to Objective Australia, STG/NRV Youth, Team Full Metal Jacket Racing, ROFF Cascais Sailing Team, TEAM TILT SAILING, who have been selected to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in September.
FULL METAL JACKET RACING
ROFF CASCAIS SAILING
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – The racing program started yesterday (Feb 22) for the six teams in the second selection series of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. In wind conditions that started out light and built to about 17 knots in the afternoon, a total of five races were held in the round-robin format. Three of the teams got in three races while the other three completed two races. With decision day looming around the corner, the racing was intense.
The teams are evaluated on both their race results at the selection series, as well as their overall performance on and off the water, including fitness tests, training programs and professionalism.
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – First reactions from the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series Session 2 sailors before they headed out for their first training session, and upon returning to the dock. Every sailor walked off the dock yesterday grinning ear to ear.
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – Sailors of Youth Team Austria perform during the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series in San Francisco, California. Photo by Balazs Gardi
The Danish Youth Vikings lead ahead of New Zealand’s Full Metal Jacket Racing
Members of STG/NRV Youth Team sail during the second day
TEAM ORACLE – Here is a photo of the current AC stars sailing on the AC72 and a group of future stars sailing on the Red Bull Youth Americas Cups 45
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series in San Francisco Feb 9-24.
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – James Spithill at Oracle Team USA gym
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – An award-winning line-up of sailors from ORACLE TEAM USA and Artemis Racing greeted the youth sailors competing in the first selection series of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup today at a special media function.
The stars — Russell Coutts, Jimmy Spithill, Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and Nathan Outteridge — together have a collected resume beyond excellence: five America’s Cup victories, 10 Olympic medals and countless other titles.
Coutts might be the most experienced of the group with four America’s Cup victories to his credit, but it was Spithill who put the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup into perspective.
“My pathway to the America’s Cup was one of good luck,” said ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, who at age 30 in 2010 became the youngest skipper to ever win the America’s Cup.
“When I was a youth sailor there wasn’t a clear pathway to the Cup. But the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup gives these guys a great opportunity, and the game’s opened up to much wider participation,” said the now 33-year-old Spithill. “Their level of organization is impressive.”
Added Ainslie, the four-time Olympic gold medalist: “The Olympics used to be the avenue to get into professional sailing and the America’s Cup. But now the Cup is becoming more accessible for youth sailors, and that’s great for the sport.”
The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup has been developed to give youth sailors a pathway to the America’s Cup. In years past youth sailors have had a difficult task ascending the hierarchy of an America’s Cup team. Youth sailors simply weren’t viewed as having enough experience to compete at the high level demanded by America’s Cup crews. The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup aims to change that.
RED BULL YOUTH AC - Geneva February 2013, the sailing team of Team Tilt is training for the Red Bull Youth America’s cup selection which will be held the end of February in San Francisco.
The images were taken by Juerg Kaufmann for ZHIK the Australian sailing apparel manufacturer. It was a very cold day with temperatures around zero degrees, snowing and incredible amount of humidity. The team’s on-board images where taken during real race training and are fully authentic.
Good luck Team Tilt!
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICAS CUP – A team of Swiss French-speaking sailors, aged of less than 25 years, will attempt to qualify for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup which will be held in September 2013 in San Francisco on AC 45 wingsail catamarans. Team Tilt will be at the colors of Jiva Hill and Tag Heuer and will train on Lake Geneva on a Decision 35 catamaran.
Geneva, January the 22nd, 2013 – Within the context of the America’s Cup, the best young sailors of the world have, for the first time, the chance to participate to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
Team Tilt, which competes on behalf of SNG, is proud to announce that it has been invited to participate to the selection trials, the “Selection Series”, of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup based on an initial presentation file as well as a first selection. The final selections will be held on the water between February the 9th and February the 24th 2013 in San Francisco. They will allow to designate the teams which will be qualified for the finals which will be held in San Francisco in September 2013, one week before the final series of the America’s Cup.
Alex Schneiter, Team leader of the project, states the following after the qualification of the team in view of the Selection Series: “This first selection (twelve projects have been selected over thirty applications) is excellent news for the team and the result of an incredible team work within such short time constraint. The project has been initiated at the end of September and, within two months, we had to build up a solid structure, search for sponsors, acquire a catamaran for the purpose of a training matching the ambitions of such a project, select a team and put in place a sailing program as well as physical training at the highest level. Mission accomplished and we are proud of this first result! This will open us the doors to a participation to the final selections on AC 45 in San Francisco. This is obviously a huge challenge, but the team is more motivated than ever!”
The skipper of the team will be the young and talented sailor, Lucien Cujean, which has been involved in recent years on the most competitive boats of Lake Geneva (such as the Decision 35 or M2) and also competed within the context of several important international regattas such as for example a victory in the Tour de France à la voile within the context of an amateur team.
The intensive trainings have started at the beginning of November on a well-known catamaran of Lake Geneva, the Decision 35. Two prestigious partners have rapidly been convinced by the seriousness and ambition of the project: Jiva Hill Park Hotel and the watchmaker Tag Heuer. As specifies Jean-Christophe Babin, chairman and CEO of Tag Heuer: “as a Swiss watchmaker, we are full of enthusiasm and very proud to commit ourselves alongside a young and dynamic Swiss team. Team Tilt and Tag Heuer sail on the same waters: high technology, precision, tradition and sound competitiveness.”
Team Tilt will also participate to the Vulcain Trophy 2013 and hopes to benefit from the exceptional level of the sailors sailing on this type of catamarans to help the squad being ready for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup next summer.
Photo: Copyright Team Tilt / Loris Von Siebenthal: Team Tilt at the occasion of the official presentation of the team at the Jiva Hill Park Hotel.