Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals. Cuando los kiwis festejaban, ocurrió lo impensado y ganó Land Rover BAR Academy.

Fuente info AC35

06/21/2017
Great Britain Grabs Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Title In Last-Minute Upset

Great Britain’s Land Rover BAR Academy have been crowned Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Champions in the most dramatic of fashions, following a fantastic final day of racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound. New Zealand and Switzerland rounded out the podium.

America’s Cup Village (Bermuda) – Having headed into the climactic day of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in fifth place overall, defending champions NZL Sailing Team of New Zealand mounted a monumental comeback. The Kiwis looked to have successfully retained their crown after claiming a perfect set of race results on the day with three consecutive victories, while the leaders after day one ofthe Finals, Land Rover BAR Academy, had endured a difficult afternoon and were still on the course with the rest of the field, languishing in fifth place.

However, with the New Zealanders set to celebrate onboard their boat, incredible late drama conspired against the reigning champions. Land Rover BAR Academy clawed their way up to second on the final leg, including passing SVB Team Germany who hit the mark, to land the trophy. The British team’s eventual second place in the race proved enough to see them finish on 50 points, just two ahead of NZL Sailing Team in the final standings.

“We had some slightly bleak thoughts for a little while watching on in that final race,” conceded Land Rover BAR Academy skipper Rob Bunce, reflecting on the dramatic final race. “We were just praying for an opportunity from somewhere and then we saw the drama that was unfolding in front of us, that was our opportunity. It feels fantastic to be able to bring the trophy home with us.”

Bunce also revealed that one very important spectator, Land Rover BAR Team Principal Sir Ben Ainslie, was on hand to pass on his congratulations on the water after the final race.

Developed by Sport Directors and Olympic sailing legends Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup was introduced in 2013 as a launch pad to a professional career for the world’s best young sailing talent aged 18-24. The competition’s thrilling final day of action saw Switzerland’s Team Tilt join Land Rover BAR Academy and NZL Sailing Team on the podium in third place overall.

“I’d just like to offer my personal congratulations to the British youth team for winning the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup today. This is a fantastic achievement,” said Jimmy Spithill, the two-time America’s Cup-winning skipper and helmsman of ORACLE TEAM USA, which is vying in this week’s America’s Cup Match racing.

Of the remaining teams contesting the final, Sweden’s Artemis Youth Racing finished fourth, followed by Team France Jeune, Spanish Impulse by IBEROSTAR and SVB Team Germany. Local heroes TeamBDA, who had exceeded all expectations by reaching the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Final, finished their incredible journey in eighth place, having enjoyed momentous highlights including a fairytale victory in the Final’s opening race.

Sport Director Hagara noted that nine members of the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup are now on senior America’s Cup teams, including Peter Burling, the helmsman of the winning boat in that 2013 youth regatta, who now helms Emirates Team New Zealand.

“Look for the sailors you’ve seen here in this 2017 edition of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup to be in the next America’s Cup four years from now,” Hagara stated. “These young talents are the superstars of the future, and after seeing the level of skill and competitiveness they’ve shown here in Bermuda, there’s no doubt they’re going to take the sport to the next level.”

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2017, Final overall standings: 1. Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) 50 pts, 2. NZL Sailing Team (NZL) 48 pts, 3. Team Tilt (SUI) 42 pts, 4. Artemis Youth Racing (SWE) 37 pts, 5. Team France Jeune (FRA) 35 pts, 6. Spanish Impulse by IBEROSTAR (ESP) 34 pts, 7. SVB Team Germany (GER) 33 pts, 8. TeamBDA (BER) 33 pts

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals. Land Rover BAR Academy al frente.

Fuente info AC35

06/20/2017
FAIRYTALE START FOR TEAMBDA BUT LAND ROVER BAR ACADEMY DOMINATE DAY ONE OF 2017 RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA’S CUP FINALS

Day one of the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals belonged to Land Rover BAR Academy who sit on top of the leaderboard heading into day two after two second places and a first place in the three races on day one.

Land Rover BAR Academy Skipper Rob Bunce summed up the team’s performance, saying, “It is the perfect start we were looking for and we’re all delighted with our level of consistency. In all honesty, our main focus isn’t to necessarily to win each of the races, it is more about keeping that consistency and finishing in the top three as much as we can because consistency is key.

“Getting off that start line cleanly has been the crucial thing for us and if we can do that then we’re all confident we are quick enough to challenge for those top places on a regular basis.

“It is amazing to know there are only three races remaining but we will go into tomorrow as if today didn’t happen. We will take all the positives from today but there are still things to learn and improve on.

“All of the team from Land Rover BAR, including Ben (Ainslie) have been incredibly helpful and supportive to us on and off the water. It’s been amazing to have that support and hopefully we can do this for them as well.”

For the home of the 35th America’s Cup, the day started in fairytale fashion for local heroes TeamBDA whose incredible story in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup continued in fine style when they won the first race of the Finals against their seven competitors.

Sigue leyendo

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Primera sesión clasificatorio Pool A con Artemis Youth Racing al frente.

Fuente info AC35

06/15/2017
RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA’S CUP 2017 – POOL A QUALIFIERS, DAY ONE

Artemis Youth Racing stole the early advantage in the Pool A Qualifiers of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, with the Swedish team finishing the pool’s first day of racing on top of the standings after scoring two first and a third in the day’s three races.

With Pool B teams NZL Sailing Team, Land Rover BAR Academy, Spanish Impulse by IBEROSTAR and local favourites Team BDA having already booked their places in The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals, it was the turn of the six teams who make up Pool A to try and join them, with four spots up for grabs after the two days of Qualifying action in Bermuda.

Pool A is made up of Kaijin Team Japan, SVB Team Germany, Team France Jeune, Artemis Racing (SWE), Youth Vikings Denmark and Team Tilt (SUI), all focused on making it through to the Finals of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, the pathway to a career at the top level of international sailing.

Roman Hagara, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Sport Director said, “the teams were faced with more light winds today, similar to the conditions the Pool B teams had to compete in, but that’s how it can be in sailing. You have to race with the conditions you find yourself in, and I’ve been very impressed with not only how the teams have handled the lighter winds, but also seeing how they are just as competitive and just as determined, no matter the wind strength.”

Adding his thoughts is Hans-Peter Steinacher, Hagara’s fellow Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Sport Director, who said, “Artemis Youth Racing looked strong today, as did SVB Team Germany and Team France Jeune. However, the competition levels are incredibly tight and everything could turn around tomorrow, that’s how close the teams all are. That is exactly what we wanted to achieve with this event, having closely matched, competiitve teams who would bring the best out of each other. Those who did well today cannot afford to relax as there is still all to play for.”

In race one it was Robin Follin’s Team France Jeune who stole the early advantage, claiming a comfortable victory in the opening race of the day.

Despite the light winds over Bermuda’s Great Sound,the French team, affiliated to 35th America’s Cup team Groupama Team France, managed to generate good speed away from the start line and led throughout the race, eventually crossing the finish line clearly ahead of the rest of the pack.

Behind them, a hard-fought battle for second place was eventually won by Max Kohlhoff’s SVB Team Germany ahead of Sweden’s Artemis Youth Racing. Kaijin Team Japan took fourth-place, followed by Switzerland’s Team Tilt, skippered by Sebastian Schneiter, with Youth Vikings Denmark crossing the finish line in sixth.

In race two, in what proved a much closer duel, Artemis Youth Racing built on their promising first race display to claim victory, narrowly ahead of SVB Team Germany, with Max Kohlhoff’s team having to settle for another second-place finish.

A dramatic battle ensued at the last mark with Robin Follin’s Team France Jeune overtaking the improved Youth Vikings Denmark team, finishing third and fourth respectively. Switzerland’s Team Tilt once again finished fifth with Kaijin Team Japan completing the order in sixth place.

In the third and final race of the day, Artemis Youth Racing continued their impressive form, clinching a second-successive first place finish, capping off a very successful day’s work for the Swedish team.

Behind the victors, Switzerland’s Team Tilt claimed a morale-boosting second-place finish, ahead of the consistent Team France Jeune, who finished inside the top three in all three races.

Youth Vikings Denmark held off late pressure from the Germans to seal fourth, narrowly ahead of SVB Team Germany in fifth and Kaijin Team Japan, who again finished in sixth place.

At the end of day one in Pool A Qualifiers, Artemis Youth Racing lead the way with 28 points, followed by Team France Jeune (26pts), SVB Team Germany (24pts), Team Tilt (SUI) (21pts), Youth Vikings Denmark (19pts) and Kaijin Team Japan (17pts)

RESULTS

Pool A Race 1:

Team France Jeune (10pts)
SVB Team Germany (9pts)
Artemis Youth Racing (8pts)
Kaijin Team Japan (7pts)
Team Tilt (SUI) (6pts)
Youth Vikings Denmark (5pts)

Pool A Race 2:

Artemis Youth Racing (SWE) (10pts)
SVB Team Germany (9pts)
Team France Jeune (8pts)
Youth Vikings Denmark (7pts)
Team Tilt (SUI) (6pts)
Kaijin Team Japan (5pts)

Pool A Race 3:

Artemis Youth Racing(10pts)
Team Tilt (SUI) (9pts)
Team France Jeune (8pts)
Youth Vikings Denmark (7pts)
SVB Team Germany (6pts)
Kaijin Team Japan (5pts)

POOL A QUALIFIERS LEADERBOARD (DAY ONE)

Artemis Youth Racing (28pts)
Team France Jeune (26pts)
SVB Team Germany (24pts)
Team Tilt (SUI) (21pts)
Youth Vikings Denmark (19pts)
Kaijin Team Japan (17pts)

Watch the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals, live on Red Bull TV on June 20 and 21 at 2:00pm local Bermuda time/5:00pm UTC. 

Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices visit this page. 

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup media hub here: www.redbullsailingnewsroom.com

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Spanish Impulse pasa a la final, reporte oficial y del equipo (en español).





Fuente info AC35

06/13/2017
TEAMBDA LIGHT UP BERMUDA AS THEY PROGRESS INTO 2017 RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA’S CUP FINALS

Light winds again greeted the six international Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Pool B teams who returned to day two of Qualifiers fleet racing action on 13th June on Bermuda’s Great Sound. However, the wind speed did not stop the day producing huge tension, real drama and a fantastic story for Bermuda, home of the 35th America’s Cup with TeamBDA, the local favourites, booking their place in the Finals of the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup by securing the points they needed to progress in the second race of the day.

TeamBDA’s progression also means that, at the end of day two, the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup says goodbye to the Austrian Candidate Sailing Team and Carson Crain’s Next Generation USA.

In contrast, the TeamBDA story is remarkable, especially in the context of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup which is the platform for the next generation of sailing superstars to test their mettle on the same waters as the America’s Cup teams. Just over one and a half years before the start of the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, many of the Bermudian team had not sailed before, so to book their place in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals, on their own home waters, is a truly special story.

Sigue leyendo

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, gran comienzo para el equipo español Spanish Impulse.



Fuente info AC35

06/12/2017
2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup – Pool B Qualifiers Day One: Land Rover BAR Academy Lead Pool B But Team BDA Steal The Headlines

The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup began its 2017 campaign on 12th June on Bermuda’s Great Sound, the same waters that had just seen the conclusion of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs, and at the end of day one it is the British team Land Rover BAR Academy who will be happiest with their day’s work, finishing on top of the leaderboard. However, the big story is the local favourites, TeamBDA, who finish day one in third place overall after a highly impressive first day of Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Qualifiers action.

The first day of racing in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup saw the six Pool B teams kicking off their qualifying campaigns with three races, each team looking to book their place in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals.

The Pool B teams competing on day one included TeamBDA, the hometown favourites, taking on Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR), Next Generation USA, Spanish Impulse by Iberostar, Candidate Sailing Team (AUT) and NZL Sailing Team.

It proved an impressive start to the competition for Land Rover BAR Academy, who won the opening race in emphatic style.

Narrowly edging out Austria’s Candidate Sailing Team away from the start line, the British team, skippered by Rob Bunce, led from start to finish, sailing clear of all of their rivals from the first upwind mark and maintaining a healthy lead throughout the race to claim an impressive maiden victory.

The more interesting battle proved to be between the teams behind the Brits, with a particularly interesting battle developing between Spanish Impulse by Iberostar, Next Generation USA and local heroes TeamBDA, for second and third place.

Eventually it was Jordi Xammer’s Spanish team, followed by Carson Crain’s Next Generation USA, who took second and third respectively, with Dimitri Stevens’ Team BDA clinching a promising fourth place in their first race.

Meanwhile, NZL Sailing Team had to settle for fifth place, while Austria’s Candidate Sailing Team were sixth.

Perhaps inspired by watching fellow countryman Peter Burling lift the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs trophy moments before the start of race two, NZL Sailing Team put their disappointing performance in race one firmly behind them and took a comfortable victory in the second race of the day and with it, 10 points.

In stark contrast to race one, skipper Logan Dunning Beck timed NZL Sailing Team’s approach to the start line to perfection in race two and they quickly established themselves in the lead. Behind them, Spanish Impulse by Iberostar continued to sail consistently, while Dimitri Stevens’ TeamBDA and Rob Bunce’s Land Rover BAR Academy enjoyed a close-fought battle throughout, vying for third and fourth place.

A victory that rarely looked in doubt was ultimately sealed by NZL Sailing Team who were followed over the line by Spanish Impulse by Iberostar, claiming a consecutive second-place finish and another nine points.

TeamBDA continued their impressive form, managing to hold off intense pressure from Land Rover BAR Academy in the battle for third place, while at the back of the field, a late duel for fifth and sixth place materialised between Next Generation USA and Candidate Sailing Team.

Heading into the final gate neck-and-neck, Carson Crain’s US team ultimately won the battle against the Austrians, sealing five more valuable points.

The final race of the first day of the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup was dominated initially by a fight at the head of the pack between Land Rover BAR Academy and TeamBDA. The Bermudians were then joined by NZL Sailing Team as the British team moved off into the distance but TeamBDA did not lose their focus, sailing brilliantly against the experienced British and New Zealand teams and finally finishing second.

At the end of day one it is the British team Land Rover BAR Academy in first place in the first set of qualifiers, followed by Spanish Impulse by Iberostar, then TeamBDA, much to the delight of the vocal home crowd, with NZL Sailing Team fourth, Next Generation USA fifth and Candidate Sailing Team sixth.

RESULTS

Pool B Race 1:

1. Land Rover BAR Academy (10pts)
2. Spanish Impulse by Iberostar Team (9pts)
3. Next Generation USA (8pts)
4. TeamBDA (7pts)
5. NZL Sailing Team (6pts)
6. Candidate Sailing Team (5pts)

Pool B Race 2:

1. NZL Sailing Team (10pts)
2. Spanish Impulse by Iberostar (9pts)
3. TeamBDA (8pts)
4. Land Rover BAR Academy (7pts)
5. Next Generation USA (6pts)
6. Candidate Sailing Team (5pts)

Pool B Race 3:

1. Land Rover BAR Academy (10pts)
2. TeamBDA (9pts)
3. NZL Sailing Team (8pts)
4. Spanish Impulse by Iberostar (7pts)
5. Candidate Sailing Team (6pts)
6. Next Generation USA (5pts)

POOL B QUALIFIERS LEADERBOARD (DAY ONE)

1. Land Rover BAR Academy 27pts
2. Spanish Impulse by Iberostar 25pts
3. TeamBDA 24pts
4. NZL Sailing Team 24pts
5. Next Generation USA 19pts
6. Candidate Sailing Team 16pts

Racing on day two starts on 12th June at 5.00pm AST.

Watch the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals, live on Red Bull TV on June 20 and 21 at 2:00pm local Bermuda time/5:00pm UTC.

Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices visit this page.

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup media hub here: www.redbullsailingnewsroom.com

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, siguen los entrenamiento en Bermuda.


© Lloyd images

Fuente info AC35

06/10/2017
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Training 2 puts young sailing standouts to the test in Bermuda

Amid the heart-stopping excitement of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs in Bermuda, the next generation of sailing superstars got their own turn on the water, as they completed Official Training 2 for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

America’s Cup Village (Bermuda) – Training 2 for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup has just concluded, with the six teams in Pool B proving that the future of sailing is bright as they mastered their AC45F catamarans on Bermuda’s Great Sound. Despite sometimes wild and windy conditions that were tough even for the senior teams contending in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs,the 18- to 24-year-olds gave their all, knowing that the youth regatta could be the pathway to their own future participation in the America’s Cup. Next: the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Qualifiers are only days away, followed by the all-out action of the Finals on June 20-21.

“It was an exciting and often difficult training period, with very little wind and then at times too much wind,” described Next Generation USA skipper Carson Crain, 23. “We used Monday’s high-wind training to push the team and the boat very hard, ensuring that we are prepared to race in those more extreme conditions.

“I am really proud of how the guys have handled some of the struggles we have been having and feel that everyone has found a new level of focus,” he added.

The Pool B teams in Official Training 2 were: Candidate Sailing Team (AUT), Team Tilt (SUI), TeamBDA (BER), Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR), NZL Sailing Team (NZL) and Next Generation USA (USA). The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Sport Directors – double Olympic Gold Medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher – provided hands-on coaching and were appreciative of the teams’ determination.

“The AC45Fs are only five feet shorter than the boats in the 35th America’s Cup. Sailing them requires exceptional athletic ability and reaction time from all six team members, even in good conditions,” commented Steinacher. “We hope for more typically ideal weather on the Great Sound moving forward, but now we’ve seen that these young sailors are ready to take on whatever comes their way.”

Lukas Höllwerth, who at 24 is the skipper of Austria’s Candidate Sailing team, was feeling upbeat after a week on the water. “As everything is organized and set up perfectly here, we can fully focus on sailing, and we experienced a lot of improvement. We are looking forward to competing against all the other nations,” he stated.

The teams of Pool A – Youth Vikings Denmark (DEN), Team France Jeune (FRA), SVB Team Germany (GER), Kaijin Team Japan (JPN), Spanish Impulse Team (ESP) and Artemis Youth Racing (SWE) – completed their training previously, so with Training 2 concluded on June 10, it’s time for the field to be pared down in the Qualifiers. Hagara explained: “The Pool B Qualifiers will take place on June 12 and 13, with Pool A Qualifiers following on June 15 and 16. Only the top four teams from each pool will advance to the Finals, so this will be make-or-break.”

NZL Sailing Team skipper Logan Dunning Beck is ready. “It has been a good few days learning the boats and the Great Sound,” affirmed the 23-year-old. “We’ve got plenty left in the tank.”

Watch the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals, live on Red Bull TV on June 20 and 21 at 2:00pm local Bermuda time/5:00pm UTC. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices visit this page.

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup media hub here: www.redbullsailingnewsroom.com

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers día 4. Día negro para Artemis Racing, derrotas ante ETNZ y BAR Racing.






Fuente info AC35

05/30/2017
BETTER DAY FOR SIR BEN AND LAND ROVER BAR

Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR arrested the run of losses the British team suffered in the first Round Robin stage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, kicking off round two with a second win of the competition, again beating Artemis Racing who had a tough day in Bermuda.

There was to be no redemption for the Swedish team from their Round Robin 1 loss to Emirates Team New Zealand at the start of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers Round Robin 2 stage, falling to a second defeat in as many days to the Kiwis.

Yesterday, in what was the most thrilling and contentious day of racing in the 35th America’s Cup so far, the Swedish team were denied a victory over their Kiwi rivals following a dramatic late penalty in the final race of the day in Round Robin 1.

That penalty was the subject of much discussion overnight after Richard Slater, ACRM’s Chief Umpire said that, on reflection, the umpires would have made a different decision. However, the race result stood so it was back to the action on the Great Sound for the start of the Round Robin 2.

Picking up where the competition left off, day four started with a mouth-watering rematch between the two nations as the Swedish team looked for revenge for their loss in Round Robin 1.

The Swedes looked odds on to achieve just that in the early stages of the race as they led from the start, building up a 20-second lead following a big nosedive from Emirates Team New Zealand in the lead up to gate 2.

However, the Kiwis, helmed by Peter Burling, recovered spectacularly from the setback, chasing down the Swedes and cutting their lead to just three seconds at gate 3 before wiping out the lead altogether at gate 5.

In what appeared to be déjà vu from yesterday’s match, the two boats closed in quickly to the bottom mark on opposite tacks. Artemis Racing as the give-way boat on port did not keep clear of the Kiwis and earned a penalty, since Burling had to slightly duck to avoid potential contact.

Sigue leyendo

KiteFoil GoldCup Korea para el actual campeón mundial Maxime Nocher.



© IKA/Alexandru Baranescu

© IKA/Alexandru Baranescu

Fuente info IKA

KiteFoil Title Holder Nocher Clinches GoldCup Series Opener with Perfect Start

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Daecheon Beach, Boryeong, Korea
21 May 2017

Reigning KiteFoil GoldCup champion Maxime Nocher sealed victory in the year’s first event with a perfect final day, racking up four bullets from four races in light breezes that threatened to die at any moment.

But even the fickle airs that shifted and barely topped 8kts were a welcome relief after three windless days that made for a stop-start competition, the first international kite competition in Korea, staged off Boryeong’s stunning Daecheon Beach.

While the breezes toyed with riders and race officials alike, Nocher (MON) was flawless on the final fifth day on the Yellow Sea’s flat waters, controlling each of the races even as Italian Riccardo Leccese snapped at his heels hoping for an error or mishap that never came.

Nocher, on his unmarked 19m Enata foil kite and Enata hydrofoil, proved unbeatable in the whole regatta marked by a lack of wind, adding the closing day’s four bullets to two he secured on the competition’s opening exchanges.

Riding a Mike’s Lab foil and Ozone R1 prototype kite, Leccese managed a good run of second spots that earned him the podium runners-up slot. Yet in the penultimate race he came momentarily unstuck when he struggled to leave the beach in the failing breeze close to shore and failed to make the start, a result he was fortunately able to discard.

Sigue leyendo