The Revolution-With Wings
I had a chance to chat with Sail Revolution recently about the new Youth Americas Cup, and how our favorite sport has finally received some real attention. I’ve really been getting into coaching some fun, driven youngsters lately. The future of our sport is here!
Sail Revolution: Last week, at two world-spanning press conferences, one held in San Francisco, and one held 9 hours prior in Venice Italy, Red Bull announced that they will be partnering with the America’s Cup to bring youth onto the AC45 circuit. Youth teams, with members between the ages of 19 and 23, will get a chance to race one of several Red Bull AC45s alongside some of the best sailors in the world. The youth boats will add one sailor to the normal number crew for a total of 6 on board, and in a move toward nationality rules, each youth team will be required to hold a passport in the country that they represent. There’s a ton of speculation on how the U.S. will be formed, and as soon as we hear definitive word, we’ll be sure to let you know. As of now, one hopeful team has come forward, and surely more will follow. Read Onwards…..