Red Bull Youth America's Cup highlights

The best images from an exciting week of racing in San Francisco Bay.

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Making waves...
Race Day 1, competitors give it all in San Francisco´s Bay

Making waves...

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.

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Hold on
Team members of American Youth Sailing Force of the United States compete during the first race of the Red Bull Youth America€™s Cup in San Francisco, US

Hold on

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.

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Proving their mettle
Team members of Full Metal Jacket Racing of New Zealand celebrate after winning the second race of the Red Bull Youth America  Cup in San Francisco, US

Proving their mettle

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.

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Far from plain sailing
AC45 sailboats compete during the fourth race of the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup in San Francisco, USA on September 2nd, 2013

Far from plain sailing

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.

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View from above
AC45 sailboats compete during the fourth race of the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup in San Francisco, USA on September 2nd, 2013

View from above

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.

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Wind in their sails
Members of ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team of Portugal and Swedish Youth Challenge compete in the sixth race of the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup in San Francisco, USA

Wind in their sails

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.

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Last-ditch
Team members of Objective Australia compete during the last race of the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup in San Francisco, California on September 4, 2013.

Last-ditch

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.

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Winning team
Members of NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ of New Zealand celebrate after winning the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup in San Francisco, California on September 4, 2013.

Winning team

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.

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Kiwi clincher
Members of NZL Sailing Team with ETNZ and Full Metal Jacket Racing of New Zealand celebrate with ROFF/Cascais Sailing Team of Portugal during the award ceremony

Kiwi clincher

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.

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