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Two Bermuda Red Bull Youth Americas Cup sailors were taken to hospital following a training mishap in the Great Sound today.

Laura Cutler, the Team manager, described the incident as minor and said the sailors were taken to hospital as a precaution while the AC45F catamaran they were sailing suffered no damage.

http://mobile.royalgazette.com/americas-cup---news/article/20170408/two-treated-after-sailing-accident&template=mobileart

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http://land-rover-bar.americascup.com/en/news/367_Land-Rover-BAR-Academy-Bermuda-Training-camp.html

 

Rob Bunce, Skipper
"We had a positive week in Bermuda sailing the AC45F in preparation for the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup. Gaining this experience will be invaluable for when we arrive in Bermuda for the racing. Over a few days of practice racing with 4 different teams we managed to secure a handful of wins and some very consistent sailing. This gives us a good confidence boost knowing that we are at a decent level and on a level par with the other teams."

 

 

Next up the Land Rover BAR Academy head to Qingdao, China for their final Extreme Sailing Series event ahead of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

 

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ESS Qingdao http://land-rover-bar.americascup.com/en/news/371_Land-Rover-BAR-Academy-win-the-day-in-China.html

 

Land Rover BAR Academy stole the show and shone during the day’s seven races posting results of 3rd, 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 2nd and 4th to shoot up the leaderboard from 7th to 2nd overall with one more day of racing.

Skipper Rob Bunce said “Today was absolutely brilliant. We were switched on before race one after a long delay and our game plan was perfect. Everything came together today and whole team sailed really well to win the day. The light winds were tricky to start the day but by the last race there was plenty of wind and we got foiling.”

Trimmer Sam Batten followed “that was our best day racing by far and this is a key regatta for us in the lead up to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. So to be in this type of form is exactly where we want to be. However, we still have got a job to do tomorrow to try and do as well as we can in this regatta.”

Leaderboard

  1. Alinghi - 102
  2. Land Rover BAR Academy - 98
  3. NZ Extreme Sailing Series - 96
  4. SAP Extreme Sailing Team - 90
  5. Red Bull Sailing Team - 89
  6. Oman Air - 86
  7. Team Extreme - 68

Racing continues Monday 1st May.

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All over...Alinghi on top, 2-6 v.close

 

Results:

 

Alinghi - 184 points

Land Rover BAR Academy - 173 points

Oman Air - 168 points

SAP Extreme Sailing Team - 168 points

Red Bull Sailing Team - 166 points

NZ Extreme Team - 164 points

Team Extreme - 121 points

 

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This is a video from one of the Dutch youth teams, guessing they are 14yo.

They are reaching in 25kt winds and perfect control:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1ptsdLa128

 

I bet some of the youth team could give the pro guys a real run for their money.

Yes haha. Thanks for posting a Hobie video to the AC forum!

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JAPANESE YOUTH TEAM SET TO COMPETE ON WORLD STAGE AT RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA'S CUP

A significant part of the return of a Japanese challenger to the America’s Cup after a 15-year hiatus has been the development of a legacy platform to support and develop Japan’s future generation of sailors.

Kaijin (which translates to ‘God of the sea’) Team Japan is the Youth Team that will represent Japan in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup this June in Bermuda. Under the wing of SoftBank Team Japan, the Youth Team is an instrumental piece of the legacy program to inspire and encourage Japanese sailors to reach professional level.

Kaijin Team Japan has been calling SoftBank Team Japan’s Bermuda base its home for the past six months, learning from the senior team that they one day aspire to be part of, accessing technical and human support, as well as being fortunate enough to use a boat for their training.

The team came together following the SoftBank Team Japan crew trials in late 2015. From there, the first members of the team – Alex, Federico and Tim – formed the Japanese challenger for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

The team’s Trimmer and Fitness Manager Tim Westwood explains that after they didn’t make the cut for SoftBank Team Japan, the trio thought they should present a youth challenge and went on to hold two sets of trials and built the team up from there. “We started training in the GC32, picked the final crew in December, and have been training with that crew ever since – most recently in the AC45 getting our practice days under our belt.”

“A lot of our campaign is self-run. The guys on the team do a lot of work to keep it going and of course we couldn’t have done it without the support of SoftBank Team Japan.”

“The SoftBank Team Japan sailors have been so helpful. Jason Waterhouse is helping us out on the water, Ryan and Baden are helping in the gym with the fitness program, and Fuku of course has been very helpful as a mentor.”

“We’re in this event to win it. There’s no other reason we’d be here. We’re training our best, we’ll give it everything, and hopefully we can encourage future Japanese youth sailors to follow in our steps and compete on the world stage,” says Tim.

Team mentor, Japanese sailing veteran and General Manager of SoftBank Team Japan, Kazuhiko Sofuku ‘Fuku’ says having the youth program is great because hopefully it gives them a goal to challenge for.

“The team is a platform for the big goal – ultimately giving young sailors the vision to one day become professional sailors, whether in the America’s Cup, the Olympics, etc.”

“We’re already seeing some talented sailors growing in the youth team and our America’s Cup team is taking notice. This is very promising for the future of the team and professional sailing in Japan. SoftBank Team Japan is behind Kaijin Team Japan all the way.”

Learn more about the Kaijin Team Japan http://www.jsaf.or.jp/kaijin_japan/

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1 hour ago, ~Stingray~ said:

 

Great to see these young guys coming through.  Couple of nice wipe-outs in that vid.

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6 minutes ago, Sailbydate said:

Great to see these young guys coming through.  Couple of nice wipe-outs in that vid.

Yes, cool team but must be huge underdogs. This video is a re-post but pretty good - seems Beau Outteridge (Nathan's bother) is making them.

 

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8 minutes ago, ~Stingray~ said:

Yes, cool team but must be huge underdogs. This video is a re-post but pretty good - seems Beau Outteridge (Nathan's bother) is making them.

 

Mustafa's Granny is one very smart lady.

Onya, guys. Give it heaps!

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7 minutes ago, Sailbydate said:

Mustafa's Granny is one very smart lady.

Onya, guys. Give it heaps!

Yes, cool video but Mustafa gave the best lines.

Jason (MIH) loves that team.

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RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA’S CUP

REGATTA MEMORANDUM No. 1

Date Issued: May 9, 2017

To: All Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Youth Teams

From: Gina Cobbold, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Event Manager

Re: Yacht Selection Process

This RBYAC Regatta Memorandum is issued by ACEA to Youth Teams pursuant to Article 1.1(a)

of the Notice. Capitalized terms used herein have the meanings given to them in the Notice.

Youth Teams will be allocated Yachts for use during RBYAC training and racing as follows:

Competitor Youth Teams

In accordance with clause 8.1 of the Notice, to the extent reasonably practicable each

Competitor Youth Team will sail on the Yacht belonging to its associated 35th America’s Cup

competitor team during all official training and racing (Qualifiers and Finals).

Selected Youth Teams

1. Yacht selection process for official training & Qualifiers

• Each Selected Youth Team will be allocated a Yacht drawn at random from a pool of 3

Yachts comprising the 2 Yachts owned by ACEA and 1 Yacht owned by a 35th

America’s Cup competitor (determined by a random draw conducted by ACEA among

the 3 Yachts owned by 35th America’s Cup competitors that are not being used by a

Competitor Youth Team).

• The same Yacht will be allocated to multiple Selected Youth Teams.

• Selected Youth Teams will sail on the same Yacht throughout official training and

Qualifiers racing, unless that Yacht is unavailable, in which case another Yacht will be

provided.

2

2. Yacht selection process for Finals

• Selected Youth Teams competing in the Finals will sail on the Yacht on which they

qualified, unless:

o The Yacht is being used by Competitor Youth Team also competing in the Finals;

or

o The Yacht is already branded for another Selected Youth Team who qualified on

the same Yacht and that is also competing in the Finals; or

o The Yacht is otherwise unavailable,

in which cases another Yacht will be provided.

- END -

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from http://mobile.royalgazette.com/sailing/article/20170513/team-bda-capsize-on-lake-garda&template=mobileart

Team BDA’s fortunes did not go so well today after they capsized after the second raceat the GC32 Riva Cup on Lake Garda, in Italy. Fortunately, they were quickly righted with the generous help of the Argo’s experienced support crew and the US team’s tender.

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from http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/195878

Seven talented, young, aspiring America's Cup sailors – with an average age of just 22– have been chosen to represent Great Britain this summer. Taking place in Bermuda, the host venue for the 35th America's Cup, the Red Bull Youth America's Cup (RBYAC) will see the Land Rover BAR Academy compete against eleven other national youth teams.

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No I didn't think you'd see a problem - no worries, that's what happens when you are dragged up in a Banana Republic

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2 minutes ago, nav said:

No I didn't think you'd see a problem - no worries, that's what happens when you are dragged up in a Banana Republic

You are clearly off your meds again, nav.

Get help!

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21 hours ago, ~Stingray~ said:

RC's son Mattias

 

Great to see these kids up for the challenge. 

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Yes, good stuff. You see see 3 or 4 Waves from the Port webcam most weekends, with pink 'Endeavor' sails. They launch from the marina to the right.

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4 minutes ago, nav said:

YAC central

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What a buzz it must be for these young guns, eh?

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SIs with amendment 1 https://docs.google.com/a/acracemgt.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=YWNyYWNlbWd0LmNvbXxub3RpY2Vib2FyZHxneDo3OTZjODM0MmFjM2M3ZmVm

 

RB YAC RRS  https://docs.google.com/a/acracemgt.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=YWNyYWNlbWd0LmNvbXxub3RpY2Vib2FyZHxneDo0OGQwYmNhZDgwYzkyZDFi

 

and...

 

RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA’S CUP

REGATTA DIRECTOR NOTICE #1

Issued May 29, 2017

Re: Buoyancy Aids

Racing Rule 40.1 sets requirements on crew regarding some personal equipment. The Umpires

require from each Competitor the following:

1.

Proof from the manufacturer of the buoyancy aids confirming that they meet the flotation

standard of ISO 12402-5 or ISO 12402-6 (CE 50 Newtons). This can be via letter from the

manufacturer or via photo of the CE mark on the equipment.

2.

Video of one crew member removing or deflating his buoyancy aid within 5 seconds while in in

the water.

Please send these details to rbyac@acracemgt.com by June 9, 2017.

Iain Murray

Regatta Director

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6 hours ago, ~Stingray~ said:

 

Exciting times for the youngsters. 

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6 hours ago, ~Stingray~ said:

 

Good work, Nic. 

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Really disappointing lack of women on these teams.  This is how the AC organization and Red Bull want to represent the best young people involved in sailing?  Lousy way to attract female athletes to the sport.  

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Calling TRG...

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2 hours ago, Nutta said:

Calling TRG...

Na. Just more bloody identity politics and social engineering. I go sailing to get away from all that shit.

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Thou shalt not blaspheme!

 

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

Code of Conduct

The favorable reputation of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, its regattas,

events, selected venue(s), officials, sponsors, commercial partners and its

entrants is a valuable asset and creates financial and other tangible and

intangible benefits for all. Accordingly, each entrant shall not (and shall use its

best efforts to ensure that any team member, owner, officer, employee,

contractor, affiliate, agent or representative of the entrant shall not) make or

cause to be made, or authorize or endorse, any public statement, or engage in

any other act or conduct or any activity, in each case, on or off the water, that is

prejudicial or detrimental to or against the welfare or the best interests of the Red

Bull Youth America’s Cup, the America’s Cup or the sport of sailing, or that may

impair public confidence in the honest and orderly conduct of the Red Bull Youth

America’s Cup and/or the America’s Cup (including all regattas and events

forming part of the same in each case) or in the integrity and good character of

any entrant, official, selected venue, sponsor or other commercial partner of the

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and/or the America’s Cup.

Conduct contrary to the welfare or the best interests of the Red Bull Youth

America’s Cup includes, but is not limited to:

• public statements that unreasonably attack or disparage:

o a regatta or event related to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

and/or the America’s Cup;

o a selected venue, funder, sponsor or other commercial partner of

the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and/or the America’s Cup;

o any entrant or official or other person or entity assisting with the

management or organization of any regatta or event related to the

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and/or the America’s Cup; and/or

o the commercial viability or integrity of the Red Bull Youth America’s

Cup and/or the America’s Cup (including all regattas and events

forming part of the same in each case),

but responsible expressions of legitimate disagreement are not

prohibited in any case;

• failure to comply with any applicable laws or regulations imposed by any

city, state, national or other governmental authority or competent

authority having jurisdiction at the locality of any regatta or event forming

part of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup; and/or

• failure to attend any official event or function at which attendance is

required by the Regatta Director.

The Regatta Director is authorized to terminate the entry of or otherwise to

penalize at his discretion any entrant (including any team member, owner, officer,

employee, contractor, affiliate, agent or representative of the entrant) found to

have breached or violated this Code of Conduct. The Regatta Director may

initiate his own enquiry into any breach or violation of this Code of Conduct, or

may act upon receiving a report or complaint by or on behalf of any entrant or an

official or other person or entity assisting with the management or organization of

any regatta or event related to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. The Regatta

Director may impose such penalties or orders as he believes to be just and

equitable, acting reasonably in the circumstances. Any fines imposed by the

Regatta Director for a breach of this Code of Conduct shall be paid as directed

by the Regatta Director as he determines to be just and equitable in the

circumstances.

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Tell you what.  Watching the youth ac today made me realise why ac 45 have no future for the acws.   They are just not interesting enough now.  

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POOL B QUALIFIERS LEADERBOARD (DAY ONE)

  1. Land Rover BAR Academy 27pts
  2. Spanish Impulse by Iberostar 25pts
  3. Team BDA 24pts
  4. NZL Sailing Team 24pts
  5. Next Generation USA 19pts
  6. Candidate Sailing Team 16pts

Racing on day two starts on 12th June at 5.00pm AST.

 

more... https://www.americascup.com/en/news/2663_Red-Bull-Youth-America-s-Cup-off-to-a-flying-start.html

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11 hours ago, Qman said:

Tell you what.  Watching the youth ac today made me realise why ac 45 have no future for the acws.   They are just not interesting enough now.  

it did not help that t here was fuck all wind

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7 minutes ago, masterp said:

No full coverage on youtube today? Why show live coverage yesterday and not today?

it was fun watching yesterday.. now i see no coverage and the results are out already.

lame.

 

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Worse!

There was actually a life stream up until the very start of the race ... and then first came the message "stream unavailable" ... and then it was no longer part of the official webpage section on the America's Cup side. Perhaps it was "all pay" again - I just wonder who the fuck would be paying for that.

(And it seems that the Super Yacht Racing was not streamed on TracTrac as announced. At least I did not find anything. And the America's Cup Result Page also shows me only shit right now (some embedded TracTrac view that has no useful data at all - maybe the race was abandoned due to lack of wind ... but then ... some notification I would have expected).

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I just grabbed that red bull app. It is only listing the finals next week. nothing now or next few days

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On 6/11/2017 at 4:39 PM, Annapolis 105er said:

Really disappointing lack of women on these teams.  This is how the AC organization and Red Bull want to represent the best young people involved in sailing?  Lousy way to attract female athletes to the sport.  

You should address your bitching to the organisations in each country who selected their teams!!

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9 hours ago, Indio said:

You should address your bitching to the organisations in each country who selected their teams!!

And while you're at it, declare your support for social engineering and identity politics in sport.

Better to just pick the best sailors, IMO.

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28 minutes ago, Alinghi4ever said:

NZL Sailing Team, I feel for you, believe me. What an unbelievable turn of Events down that last run :o

+1

What a bonehead move by Artemis Youth at the last gate granting BAR Academy the overall win.

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1 hour ago, Horn Rock said:

Bloody Swedes, cost us the cup.

All they did was run GER onto the mark throwing two points to GBR they could get no other way.

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1 hour ago, seadrift said:

All they did was run GER onto the mark throwing two points to GBR they could get no other way.

Yeah good trick that one.

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1 hour ago, Horn Rock said:

Yeah good trick that one.

It cost SWE a podium finish, there is no fantastical anti-NZ conspiracy to be had out of it.

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5 hours ago, ~Stingray~ said:

It cost SWE a podium finish, there is no fantastical anti-NZ conspiracy to be had out of it.

I wasn't implying there was anything fishy, just a real fuck up from the Swedes that cost them and us.

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What a finish to the regatta!! Congratulations to LR-BAR, commiserations to our TNZ team. Can't really blame the Swedes - our team had their own destiny in their hands in the earlier races.

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2 hours ago, Indio said:

What a finish to the regatta!! Congratulations to LR-BAR, commiserations to our TNZ team. Can't really blame the Swedes - our team had their own destiny in their hands in the earlier races.

Very true, Indio. Still the boys did very well. Three from three on Day 2 was awesome. Well bone lads.

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3 hours ago, Sailbydate said:

Very true, Indio. Still the boys did very well. Three from three on Day 2 was awesome. Well bone lads.

Just watched Day Two, all three races.   TNZ sure hit form with three perfect starts that morphed into three dominant races. Quite amazing really.  Too bad they didn't really get it all together on Day One

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13 minutes ago, Alinghi4ever said:

Say goodbye to the Youth Cup. The pathway that Pete Burling & Blair Tuke took to get into the AC Game will almost certainly be closed once ETNZ wins that Final Race. Dalts is going to scrub it.

But if ETNZ is able to make the AC more about sailing, as in bigger teams, youth sailors will actually have a pathway. Currently it would be easier to get into the AC if your are a rower or cycler.

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It's not that the YAC is the only way for sailors to get into the AC. There have been sailors in the AC before the YAC was there, go figure.

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http://bernews.com/2017/12/video-americas-cup-bermuda-documentary-debut/

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #1

December 12, 2017 2 Comments

Look back at the highlights of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda with a 9-part retrospective documentary produced by the ACBDA, and narrated by legendary Bermudian actor Earl Cameron.

The documentary is airing on ZBM TV9 this week, and each of the nine parts will be available online here on Bernews, beginning today.

“Hear from people behind the scenes and in Part One learn how others believed in Bermuda’s ability before we did, and how the America’s Cup touched the lives of many Bermudians from all walks of life,” the ACBDA said.

 

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