This Youth Cup was created together with the sponsor Red Bull, to empower young people and give them the opportunity to enter eventually later the America's Cup.The conditions for a team are:Age: 19-24 / 2013, a crew of six sailors, valid passport of the registered country, an affiliation to a present AC World Series team, or to buy an AC45 with an automatic registration, or a registration and a qualification in the selection series. More than 20 teams had registered, of which 12 were shortlisted.The Austrians and twice Olympic gold medal winner in the Tornado class, Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher manage as sports directors the RBYAC.The sailors meet high requirements.The AC45 catamaransThe equipment and the catamarans will be provided to teams by the Cup organisation.. They are the same boats that sailed in the AC World Series. You will be equipped the same and have largely the same design. 6 additional teams are nominated by the AC45 World Series teams and will also compete in September 2013:The schedule for 2013:9 to 24 February 2013 - Red Bull Youth America's Cup Selection Series in San Francisco1 to 4 September 2013 - Red Bull Youth America's Cup in San Francisco.
The teams being announced1st Session: February 9th – 16th, 2013:Objective Australia (AUS) Team Austria (AUT) Danish Vikings (DK) STG/NRV Youth America's Cup Team (GER) Full Metal Jacket Racing (NZL) Team i'KaziKati (RSA)2nd Session February 18th – 24th, 2013
Argentina AC45 Youth Team (ARG) French Youth Team (F) Team Italy (ITA) Flying Dutchies (NL) Team Cascais (PORT) Team TILT (CH)
6 teams will be nominated by the AC 45 World Series teams and will also compete in September 2013:CHN – China Team / Name TBCFRA – Energy Team / Name TBCNZL – Emirates Team New Zealand / Name TBCSWE – Artemis Racing / Swedish Youth Chall.USA – ORACLE TEAM USA / American Youth Sailing Force (SFO)USA – ORACLE TEAM USA / USA45 Racing (USA)
On 17 May 2012 the first Red Bull AC45 was presented in San Francisco.
On the same day a more AC45 was launched in Venice.
The Austrian team of Vorarlberg in the race with the Full Metal Jackets from New Zealand. The Austrians capsized and could not qualify for the 10 teams challenging for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in September 2013
All young teams had surprisingly quickly adapted to the AC45.
After the two Selection Series of 9-16th and 18-24. February 5 teams were able to classify for thr RBYAC With these 5 other participants, which are provided by the official teams of the AC45 World Series, will compete in September
The winners of both Februar SessionsObjective Australia / AustraliaSTG/NR/NRV Youth Team / Germany Full Metal Jacket Racing / New ZealandROFF/Cascais Sailing Team / Portugal Team am Ti / Switzerland
The participants supported by theAC45 World-Series TeamsEnergy Team/Name TBC / FranceEmirates Team New Zealand/Name TBC / New Zealand Artemis Racing/Swedish Youth Challenge / SwedenOracle Team USA/American Youth Sailing Force (SFO) / USA Oracle Team USA/USA45 Racing (USA) / USA
From 1 to 4 September 2013 following teams will compete
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
After the fatal accident at Artemis Racing the German team told not to participate at the RBYAC anjymore for security reasons.Shortly after financial problems proved to be the cause. But these were solved by new sponsorship agreements and the team - a cooperation between the Sailing Team Germany (STG) and the North German Regatta Verein (NRV) will sail yet
All regattas were sailed as match races for points. In the last race the points were doubled
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
The race part 2
Das Schweizer Team TILT katapultierten sich durch einen Sieg im letzten Rennen auf den dennoch ungeliebten 4. Platz
NZL 2 (Sailing with ETNZ) der dominierende Sieger
NZL 1 (Full Metal Jacket) errang den 2. Platz
Die Portugiesen ROFF/Cascaias wurden durch starke Rennen 3.
Even the Austrian sports directors of the RBYAC, Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher were impressed by the high quality and the enthusiasm of these 80 young sailors from 8 natiopns.Particularly remarkable was that of these 8 races 6 different teams won one race each. This Cup was dominated by the New Zealanders Peter Burling, 2012 with 21 Olympic silver medalist in the 49 class.This was also the 100th Olympic medal for NZL.Burling started his career as yachtsman with 11 years 2002 in the Opti - and the in New Zealand developed P-boat class, a popular sail boat for the youngsters, similar to the OptiHe led the RBYAC with 12 points ahead the second team NZL 1 under William Tiller. The places 2-8 were with one exception only one point apart.