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  1. Meet the Quest For The Cup Skipper, Judge Ryan as he talks about the team's coaches. 7 more days until applications close and QFTC is sailing daily to prepare for next summer! Penalty Box Productions
  2. Hey everyone, We've been busy at work sailing in cats to train for the RBYAC and Petey Crawford has put together a teaser video for more to come soon! Check it out: Best, Willie McBride Quest For The Cup: Team USA Campaign Manager www.teamqftc.com
  3. No Artemis connection, just one of the sails on the boat.
  4. Hi Everyone, It's been a while since I have checked in here, so I wanted to give an update on the RBYAC Quest For The Cup campaign. Though we've been quiet, we have been very busy! Judge and Hans just wrapped up the team's 15th US National title at the 29er National Championship, and the weekend before, we had a team practice on the Gladstones ProSail 40 cat down in Long Beach. Gino Morelli, Dave Ullman, JJ Fetter, Howard Hamlin, John Sangmeister, and Mat Bryant all pitched in to coach us, which made the weekend extremely productive. We are working on plans for a visit to the ACWS next week where we will be driving some ribs around to help out. We are slowly getting more information on the cup and the selection process, but we believe that it's likely that we will know whether or not we are in by the middle of September. I will be writing an article on this soon, so stay tuned to www.teamqftc.com! Best, Willie McBride Team QFTC Campaign Manager
  5. Thanks for the shout out Stingray! We were also in the last Sailing World on page 17 in the article entitled "Training Wings"; very exciting!! We have several new developments unfolding right now, so we will be sure to keep you updated as things begin to happen quickly in the next few days! In the mean time, check out our "featured sailor of the week", Hans Henken. Hans is one of our team members who has a World Championship title under his belt (2009 Moth Junior World Champion) as well as an ISAF Youth World medal. His resume, which spans 49ers, moths, and bigger keel boats is a great example of the types of high performance, one design sailing that our team has lots of experience with. Check out Hans' "Technique Tuesday" segment which was featured on Sailgroove, or read this article which was featured on the GoStanford website (Hans will be a Sophmore at Stanford University in the fall). Best, Willie McBride Team QFTC Campaign Manager www.questforthecup.wordpress.com
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  7. Thanks for the response and best of luck getting in! Thank you!! "- If ORTUSA enter I'm guessing they'll take individuals to build a crew, rather than an already formed one - but that doesn't mean you and your mates aren't all in with a shot" This is a distinct possibility that we have considered, however, it is unclear at this point. We feel that the history between our team members is an important aspect of the group, especially because practice time will be limited to a year, however, our goal is to be prepared for whatever application process presents itself, and we feel that the steps that we have taken cover most bases.<br style="color: rgb(28, 40, 55); font-family: verdana, arial, tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(250, 251, 252); "><br style="color: rgb(28, 40, 55); font-family: verdana, arial, tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(250, 251, 252); ">"- Once a 'Team' (ORTUSA or whoever) has been accepted by ACRM (and Team in this sense really just means campaign managers or backers) the following are the criteria for the 'crew'... So there is no 'approval' of you guys by ACRM" The hard part here is being accepted! What I meant before by "criteria" was the size of the team that they would allow to apply, the things that they will be judging applicants on, etc. We have a several ideas in mind to tweak the team in order to make it even more qualified, but we're waiting for a bit more info before proceeding there. - Unless you apply to be the second US team - and that's another possibility right? At this point, we don't even know that there WILL be an ORTUSA, so our immediate intention is to apply to be the "second US team", and if another opportunity presents itself in the meantime, we'll try to take advantage of it! Best, Willie
  8. Hi all, I'm Willie McBride from the Quest For The Cup Campaign, and I wanted to clear a few things up here on SA while we're still getting our campaign info sorted out on the website. So far a few good points have been brought up that I wanted to address, but I'll check back every once in a while update you guys on our progress. Hope this helps to clarify our earlier blog post, and I'm happy to answer any more questions! Best, Willie McBride They seem to miss the point a bit about selection*. I hate to say it but we're right back to the "please apply - but your selection will be entirely at our discretion" situation again. " - Nav As KiwiJoker pointed out, "[we want] 100% endorsement from Oracle Racing 'coz under the rules OR has first dibs on forming a US team." Right now we're trying to get some clarity on the selection process/criteria, but at this point we're working on the assumption that we need Oracle's support as well as US Sailing's endorsement (Notice of Event says that National Authorities will be approached). 5 of our team members have been US Sailing Development Team members in the past, so we've been working with those coaches to design a successful on-the-water campaign strategy. "I would also have liked them to have addressed why they think they should be preferred over anyone else." - Nav We will leave it up to the ACRM to decide if we are qualified, but we believe that our team is one of the strongest teams that the US youth scene can offer. As Peter pointed out, many of the programs in the US are not currently producing sailors who have experience sailing in international events (Club 420s, College Sailing, High School Sailing, etc.), however our team is composed of sailors with backgrounds in high caliber international events. Personally, I am very excited to be sailing with Judge (ISAF Youth Worlds Bronze Medalist in 29er), Hans (ISAF Youth Worlds Bronze Medalist in 29er, 2009 Moth Junior World Champion), Oliver (extensive experience and results in international 29er, 49er, and laser racing), Kevin (fantastic sailor all around with good international experience in I420 and lasers), and the final member of our team who we confirmed this morning and will be announcing soon! I'll expand on this topic much more in blog posts to come!