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About the #redbull Youth America’s Cup
The brainchild of Austrian double Olympic Gold Medalists #romanhagara and #hanspetersteinacher, the first #redbull Youth America’s Cup regatta was launched in #sanfrancisco, California, USA in conjunction with the America’s Cup 2013. The purpose: to provide an unprecedented career path by identifying the world’s top young sailors and helping to prepare them for the challenge of America’s Cup racing.
America’s Cup teams loaned the youth series 45-foot training boats – longer than a city bus – and the #redbull Youth America’s Cup was a hit, with teams aged
So far, eight sailors from the 2013 #redbull Youth America’s Cup have found positions with America’s Cup teams, such as Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. The pair were part of the victorious #redbull Youth America’s Cup team in #sanfrancisco (with Burling at the helm) and have since won gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Burling is now helmsman for the Emirates Team New Zealand boat in the America’s Cup, while Tuke is the team’s trimmer. Today, every America’s Cup team has one or more sailors with background in the #redbull Youth America’s Cup.
More information on the press release
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