The Red Bull Youth Americas Cup teams won’t have access to the AC45s that they will use in the event 1-4 September until August. This was one of reasons that the German team talked about pulling out. But that doesn’t stop some of the teams training. The American Youth Sailing Force team is in the Oracle Racing gym in the mornings and out on the water in an SL33 in the afternoons.
There are strong parallels between the SL33 and the AC45 and it is helping them to gel as a team on the race course they will be using for the competition. That must give them a huge advantage over the other 9 teams who are not San Francisco based. Plus they are getting a great tan!!
Here they are out in the SL33.