Sep 2, 2013

Red Bull Youth Americas Cup: Race 3 & 4 Replay

Image Balazs Gardi. 4 Races &  four different winners, marking how competitive this fleet is. Another day of good racing at a perfect sailing venue. Seeing a pre race interview with a member of All In was quite inspiring, the German youth were literally abandoned by their management (lower case all the way) but decided to go forward on their own. The will & excitement to race and learn is equal for all teams, impressive how focused they look. 
Sorry but I can´t see the same scenario with a Youth Americas Cup on monos, with 90% of the crew sitting down and  looking forward with their  'speed' face on the upwind legs... a too common sight in Monohull photography.

Racing this kind of Multis it is a truly physical sport, with tactics, strategy and finesse in the boat handling involved, brute force means nothing here, so it is a more complete event than many other top Athletic Olympic sports.
The Australians are not having a good event, too much bad luck on gennaker halyard failing, hope they can recover today.  At the top j
ust like the big Cup Final, NZL & USA are fighting for 1st.  More info at
Top seven within a 3 point gap

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup – Provisional Standings
NZL Sailing Team with Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) 2-4-7-3 – 28 points
2. American Youth Sailing Force (USA) 1-7-3-5 – 28 points
3. Team TILT (SUI) 8-5-2-2 – 27 points
4. Swedish Youth Challenge (SWE) 6-2-9-1 – 26 points
5. Full Metal Jacket Racing (NZL) 7-1-4-6 – 26 points
6. ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team (POR) 3-6-1-8 – 26 points
7. Next World Energy (FRA) 4-3-8-4 – 25 points
8. All In Racing (GER) 5-8-5-9 – 17 points
9. Objective Australia (AUS) RDG-10-6-10 – 9.3 points
10. USA45 Racing (USA) 9-9-10-7 – 9 points
(RDG = redress awarded by International Jury)

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