RBYAC: School’s Out For Summer

Published on June 6th, 2013

With the summer winds arriving and the school year completed, activity for the two North American teams selected to compete in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup will now be increasing. The teams are organized with sailors of 19-24 years, all holding passports for the country they represent (USA), and must train a group of six to compete in the event to be held September 1-4 on San Francisco Bay. Here is what they are up to in June:

American Youth Sailing Force (USA) –
This weekend The Force will be practicing on the AC45, after which will be unavailable while it is being re-branded. Once this is completed the AC45 will be returned exclusively to the youth teams, but until then the team will be training on the SL33.

The Force has a schedule full of public outreach and sailing-related events throughout the Bay Area. The team will be Treasure Island Sailing Center on June 12 and 26, working with the youth sailors during their summer program. On June 19, The Force will be presenting at the San Francisco Yacht Club’s Speaker’s series, and then on June 21 the team is hosting a fundraising event at Golden Gate Yacht Club. The team will be active during the Summer Sailstice event on June 22, and will be helping with the StFYC’s Opti Heavy Weather Clinic on June 23.

At the end of the month, The Force takes part in supporting The Maritime Parks Association at their annual Gala, which raises money for, among other things, the Association’s youth sailing programs.

USA45 Racing (USA) –
College sailing season has wrapped up, with both Nevin Snow and Graham Landy earning All- American honors. The team members have now relocated to the Bay area, with USA45 Racing proud and fortunate to have a fantastic partnership with the City of Tiburon, the team’s official home for the summer of racing. USA45 Racing encourages visitors to check out Tiburon, where the team’s training compound stands.

The first day of sailing this month on the AC45 will be June 8 with ORACLE Team USA. Moving the entire team and operation up to the Bay Area will allow the team to maximize time together on and off the water, as well as in the gym. Since the AC45’s will be unavailable in June and July while they are branded for the main event, USA45 Racing has acquired an Extreme 40 which arrives on June 13.

When not training, the team is still actively fundraising to reach the targeted budget.

Note: All information is provided by each team. Further details here.

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