The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team from Germany, All in Racing, flashed some brilliant speed on Saturday, posting the fastest time at the Speed Trials, ahead of the start of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
Each team had two runs down the course, with Objective Australian posting the time to beat in an early first run in near-perfect conditions. It appeared as if that time, 40.70 seconds, would stand. But the German All in Racing, in its second run, with two men ‘riding the bull’ in the back stern scoop to lift the bows out of the water, streaked across the finish line just .06 seconds ahead, to take the win in a photo finish.
Racing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup starts on Sunday at 11:10am PT. There are two fleet races per day, Sunday through Wednesday, and all races count towards the final result. The final race on September 4 will be scored for double points.
“We really appreciate the opportunity of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Representing your country by racing these great boats on San Francisco Bay is pretty special,” said Objective Australia’s Jason Waterhouse. “We’re going to grab it with everything we’ve got. We can’t wait to get racing. The boys know what they’ve got to do, I know what I’ve got to do and together as a team we’re going to do it.”
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup – Speed Trials
- All in Racing (GER) – 40.64 seconds – 23.91 knots
- Objective Australia (AUS) – 40.70 seconds – 23.87 knots
- USA45 Racing (USA) – 41.56 seconds – 23.38 knots
- Team Tilt (SUI) – 42.43 seconds – 22.90 knots
- Full Metal Jacket Racing (NZL) – 42.68 seconds – 22.76 knots
- Swedish Youth Challenge (SWE) – 43.19 seconds – 22.49 knots
- American Youth Sailing Force (USA) – 43.34 seconds – 22.42 knots
- Next World Energy (FRA) – 44.15 seconds – 22.00 knots
- ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team (POR) – 44.24 seconds – 21.96 knots
- NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ (NZL) – Did not compete
Live coverage and replays are available internationally on both the America’s Cup and Red Bull YouTube channels, subject to territorial restrictions, as well as within the America’s Cup app. Additional b-roll footage, web clips, photos and stories are available at the Red Bull Sailing Newsroom.
About the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
For the first time in the history of the America’s Cup, young, talented sailors have a clear pathway towards competing for one of the most prestigious trophies in sport.
Racing takes place in the same high performance, wing-sailed AC45 catamarans that are used in the America’s Cup World Series. The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is scheduled for September 1-4, 2013, in San Francisco, during the heart of the 34th America’s Cup racing season.