Teams Announced for Red Bull Youth America’s Cup:
(January 16, 2017) – Red Bull Youth America´s Cup Sport Directors Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have announced the 12 teams of sailors aged 19–25 that have been invited to compete in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda.
The two Olympic legends from Austria introduced the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in 2013 to identify outstanding sailing talent and provide a potential pathway to a career in the America’s Cup. With that continuing objective, in 2017 the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup will use AC45 foiling catamarans, as used by the America’s Cup teams in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.
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IDEC Sport: Slow in the South Atlantic:
(January 15, 2016; Day 30; 22:02 FR) – Winds have died off for Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT in their bid to win the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest outright time around the world. Now along the latitude of Buenos Aires, their latest 24 hour run of 502 nm has decreased their lead to 2022.5 nm (-114.1 nm) ahead of the current time set in January 2012 by Loïck Peyron and his crew on the 40 VPLP-designed trimaran Banque Populaire V of 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds. Details.
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