Preparing for the Cost of the Youth America’s Cup:
The second edition of the Red Bull Youth America´s Cup for sailors will see top national teams face each other in Bermuda during the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, who was instrumental in driving the project into existence, sees the fleet racing event as a vital step.
“There are so many good young sailors out there, who just need to know there is a way forward, a path to get into the America’s Cup,” remarks Spithill. “Now with the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, it’s clear that there is.”
But that doesn’t mean the opportunity comes cheap. With limited branding opportunities permitted, the local Bermuda team ex…
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Clipper Race: Traveling Back in Time:
(April 5, 2016; Day 16) – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams have been crossing the International Date Line and travelling back in time a day in the North Pacific Ocean. The conditions have been more stable for the majority of the fleet with good boat speeds being made ahead of the next front, due to come through soon. Full report.
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