Catch up on the latest going into the final day of racing in San Francisco Bay.
It's all to race for on the final day of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup on Wednesday! With double points available in the last race, and a wide-open leaderboard, nine teams still have a shot at the podium. 60 sailors, across 10 teams, from 8 nations, will fight for glory during the final day of racing of the AC45s at the inaugural event.
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The New Zealand Sailing Team with Emirates Team New Zealand and Objective Australia each had strong days on Tuesday. The Kiwis won both races, with Objective Australia taking second place. That means Peter Burling’s Kiwi team has a slight advantage ahead of the chasing pack.
“We had good starts in both races,” said New Zealand’s Peter Burling, who started both races towards the leeward end of the line. “We felt the angle was good and everyone set up farther up the line both times. We thought we’d start down where there was no traffic.”
That strategy paid off and Burling’s team has an 11-point lead over their closest rivals, the other Kiwi team, Full Metal Jacket, who sit 11 points back, and on equal points with the American Youth Sailing Force.
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup – Provisional Standings
1. NZL Sailing Team with Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) 2-RDG-7-3-1-1 – 50 points
2. Full Metal Jacket Racing (NZL) 7-1-4-6-6-3 – 39 points
3. American Youth Sailing Force (USA) 1-7-3-5-7-4 – 39 points
4. Swedish Youth Challenge (SWE) 6-2-9-1-4-6 – 38 points
5. ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team (POR) 3-6-1-8-8-5 – 35 points
6. Team TILT (SUI) 8-5-2-2-9-7 – 33 points
7. Next World Energy (FRA) 4-4-8-4-5-9 – 32 points
8. Objective Australia (AUS) RDG-10-6-10-2-2 – 30 points
9. All In Racing (GER) 5-8-5-9-3-8 – 28 points
10. USA45 Racing (USA) 9-9-10-7-10-10 – 11 points
(RDG = redress awarded by International Jury)