Sunday, 17 March 2013

Red Bull Youth America's Cup update, Training begins for The American Youth Sailing Force

From the following Sail-World article:

http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Youth-Americas-Cup-2013---Training-begins-for-the-Force/107524

Youth America's Cup 2013. The American Youth Sailing Force (The Force) greeted twelve international youth teams vying for four spots in September's main regatta in last month’s trials. With the competitors now selected, The Force gets down to work training on the AC45 this Friday. They know what’s needed to win the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

During the international trials, The Force’s yacht management and local skills made them instant experts while forging friendships with many of the would-be competitors. Team member, Mikey Radziejowski is excited about The Force meeting the international sailors, 'It was awesome getting to spend some time around our future competition. Whether they made into the Red Bull Youth America's Cup or not, it was great to get to know fellow youth sailors who were all here with the same goals.'

The Force’s detailed knowledge of the high-performance AC45 catamarans made them the go-to guys on the compound. 'Being in charge of the two Oracle Team USA AC45s and already being selected, instantly made us experts in front of all the international teams, and we had a lot of questions being asked about rigging and sailing the boats, even though we had only three days of sailing beforehand. The other really cool thing is, we ended up bonding with some of the other teams, and becoming good friends with some,' Mikey explained.


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