Sep 2, 2013

RBYAC, Day 1: NZ Will Tiller " We are Fully Committed to Multihulls"




Images ACEA / Balsz Gardi, Abner Kingman, Gilles Martin Raget. The AC45s are already one of the key designs and classes in sailing History. C-Class has been sailing wings for years, we had winged multis in 83 and 2010 Cups, and the X40s made the first great step on spreading the word to the gral public, but the 45s are a perfect milestone dividing two Eras.

This Class is perfect for the top renown sailors as we saw in the ACWS Series Match & Fleet Racing, and also suited quite well the Youths in trials, not even to mention how the kids are handling the boats in this Youth Americas Cup.
I've heard some comments on Team New Zealand going back to Monos if they win this Cup, I think they should ask those who are going to defend their colors in next Editions, they are right there in San Francisco, sailing the AC45s with huge Kiwi flag on their Wings.... "Fully committed to Multihulls" as NZ FMJacket Will Tiller said before going out to race.

Serious & Fun close racing yesterday at the bay , with excellent performances by US Youth Sailing Force winning their respective starts to maintain the lead through the finish line. Although as seen in the Acws Series consistency will be key, and that is what the French Team has learned from their mentors. Race 1 & 2 Full replay below. More info at Americascup.com

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup – Provisional Results
NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ (NZL)… 2 – 4 – 16 points
Next World Energy (FRA)… 4 – 3 – 15 points
Full Metal Jacket Racing (NZL)… 7 – 1 – 14 points
Swedish Youth Challenge (SWE)… 6 – 2 – 14 points
American Youth Sailing Force (USA)… 1 – 7 – 14 points
ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team (POR)… 3 – 6 – 13 points
Team TILT (SUI)… 8 – 5 – 9 points
All In Racing (GER)… 5 – 8 – 9 points
USA45 Racing (USA)… 9 – 9 – 4 points
Objective Australia (AUS)… 10 – 10 – 2 points


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