The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

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The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup (RBYAC) will bring the best national youth teams to Bermuda for racing in 2017 during the 35th America’s Cup series. 12 youth teams will take part in this unique series: six youth crews will compete in Bermuda through their affiliation with current America’s Cup teams and six more teams have been selected by Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Sport Directors, Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher. The competition will be fierce: over 20 top youth sailing teams applied for an entry and the teams taking part represent the best young sailing talent worldwide.

The teams will race in a Qualifying Series of fleet races to determine the top eight who will face off in two days of racing scheduled during the week between the final weekends of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton.

2017 DATES:
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup gets underway in Bermuda this summer with Pool A and B Qualifiers June 12-16, 2017, followed by the Finals scheduled for June 20-21.

For the qualifying rounds 12 teams of the world's best youth sailors will be split into two groups of six teams:

Pool A (June 15 & 16):
Artemis Youth Racing (Sweden)
Team France Jeune (France)
Kaijin Team Japan (Japan)
Youth Vikings Denmark (Denmark)
Team Tilt (Switzerland)
SVB Team Germany (Germany)

Pool B (June 12 & 13):
Team BDA (Bermuda)
NZL Sailing Team (New Zealand)
Land Rover BAR Academy (Great Britain)
Spanish Impulse Team (Spain)
Next Generation USA (USA)
Candidate Sailing Team (Austria)

The race course for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup will be the official America’s Cup race course on Bermuda’s Great Sound. The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup sailing base will be located in the heart the America’s Cup Village, next to the America’s Cup team bases.

The Red Bull Youth America's Cup Finals, which take place on June 20th and June 21st at 2:00pm ADT, will be able to view LIVE on, or on mobile devices via the America's Cup app.

The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals will be also be streamed live on Red Bull TV. Red 
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12 teams, with sailors aged between 18-24 years and nationals of the country that their Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team represents.

ORACLE TEAM USA, the Defender of the America’s Cup, will support and mentor both Team BDA, the Bermudian challengers for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, and Next Generation USA, the American representatives in the 2017 events.

Team List, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2017 (in order by nation)
• Candidate Sailing Team, Austria
• Team BDA, Bermuda
• Youth Viking Denmark, Denmark
• Team France Jeune, France
• Next Generation - Team Germany, Germany
• Land Rover BAR Academy, Great Britain
• Kaijin Team Japan, Japan
• NZL Sailing Team, New Zealand
• Spanish Impulse Team, Spain
• Artemis Youth Racing, Sweden
• Team Tilt, Switzerland
• Next Generation USA, USA

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All racing in Bermuda will be in the same one-design AC45 foiling catamarans the America’s Cup teams competed with in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. A fleet of 8x AC45Fs will be made available by ACEA, including a communal shore team whose mission is to help the 12 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup teams familiarize themselves with America’s Cup boat technology, handling and maintenance.

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