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Team GBR compete in Red Bull Youth AC trials this weekend

The 12 teams hoping to qualify for September’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup will know on Monday whether their dreams have been realized. After the series wraps up on Sunday, the teams will learn their fate the following day. At least four of the 12 will be selected to advance to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, scheduled for 1 to 4 September in San Francisco. 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. The GBR Youth Challenge team, will participate in the second session.

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Last week, six international teams were in San Francisco for the first qualifying session. This week, a second group of six teams from Europe, South America and New Zealand is working to impress selectors at the grueling training camp/selection series.

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series Session 2 (Feb. 18-24)
GBR Youth Challenge (Great Britain), Skipper – James French (20, Newbridge, Isle of Wight, Great Britain)
Arg Youth Team (Argentina), Skipper – Mateo Majdalani (18, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Team Italy powered by Stig (Italy), Helmsman – Sivitz Kosuta (21, Trieste, Italy)
36 Below Racing (New Zealand), Skipper – Chris Steele (20, Auckland, New Zealand)
ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team (Portugal), Skipper – Bernardo Freitas (22, Cascais, Portugal)
Team TILT (Switzerland), Skipper – Lucien Cujean (23, Versoix, Switzerland)

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Selection Series 1 – Overall Race Results
1. Full Metal Jacket (New Zealand) William Tiller – 16 points
1. STG/NRV Youth Team (Germany) Philipp Buhl – 16
3. Team Austria (Austria) Max Trippolt – 18
3. Danish Youth Vikings (Denmark) Daniel Bjørnholt Christensen – 18
5. Objective Australia (Australia) Jason Waterhouse – 19
6. i’KaziKati (South Africa) Matt Whitehead – 21

Youth crews supported by America’s Cup World Series Teams
China – China Team/Name TBC
France – Energy Team/Name TBC
New Zealand – Emirates Team New Zealand/Name TBC
Sweden – Artemis Racing/Swedish Youth Challenge
USA – ORACLE TEAM USA/American Youth Sailing Force (SFO)
USA – ORACLE TEAM USA/USA45 Racing (USA)

G New
22 February 2013 8:04 GMT


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