The best images from an exciting week of racing in San Francisco Bay.
10 teams of young sailors, aged 19-24, from eight different countries, contested the first-ever Red Bull Youth America's Cup in San Francisco Bay this past week.
The six-man crews were racing 45-foot-long catamarans - the same AC45 sailboats that have been used in the America's Cup - during a series of fleet races.
Full Metal Jacket Racing were one of the favourites for the competition having qualified through a selection series earlier in the year and the New Zealand team celebrate after winning the second race of eight during the four-day-long regatta.
All 10 AC45 catamarans were racing at once, jostling for position round the same America's Cup course that will be used by the 'big boys' in the AC72s.
The 10 teams plot their course during the fourth race of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in San Francisco Bay on Monday, September 2.
The crews of ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team, of Portugal, and Swedish Youth Challenge compete during the sixth race of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup on Tuesday, September 3.
In front of Bay Bridge, Objective Australia, who finished seventh out of the 10 teams, attempt to pull themselves back into contention during the last race of the Red Bull Youth America's Cup on Wednesday, September 4.
Having secured two wins out of seven races and placed consistently highly throughout, the crews of New Zealand Sailing Team with Emirates Team New Zealand celebrate after becoming the winners of the first Red Bull Youth America's Cup on Wednesday, September 4.
Skipper Peter Burling's New Zealand Sailing Team were joined on the podium by another Kiwi team, Full Metal Jacket Racing, who finished second, and Portugal's ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team, who came home in third.