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Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Shomari Warner

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Shomari Warner

With a background in boxing and rugby, TeamBDA member Shomari Warner only got his start sailing last June. The 23-year-old sees taking part in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup as “a chance to be a part of history in Bermuda”. It has also proven to be a great opportunity for him to meet new people and discover exactly what he is made of –... Read more of this article

Youth America’s Cup: Meet TeamBDA’s Peter Dill

Youth America’s Cup: Meet TeamBDA’s Peter Dill

At just 18-years-old Peter Dill is the youngest member of TeamBDA. Recently named Boat Captain, he will be in charge of making sure the team’s AC45f is ready to race in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. This is a big responsibility but Peter’s experience as an intern with Oracle Team USA’s shore crew should hold him in good stead. A... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Owen Siese

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Owen Siese

Last month Owen Siese was named TeamBDA’s Team Manager for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. This role will see the 21-year-old work alongside the Skipper to ensure all aspects of team’s preparations are on schedule and on target. Growing up, Owen attended Somerset Primary and Warwick Academy. He was in the midst of completing his Mathematics... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Mackenzie Cooper

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Mackenzie Cooper

Mackenzie Cooper was recently named the Skipper of TeamBDA for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, an opportunity that he calls “a dream come true”. The 22-year-old went to Warwick Academy before attending Tabor Academy in the US. He is presently taking a year off from St. Mary’s College of Maryland to prepare with TeamBDA. The Southampton... Read more of this article

Video: Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Highlighted

Video: Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Highlighted

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup that will take place during the 35th America’s Cup. During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “We keep hearing about the six teams in the 35th America’s Cup, but did you know there’s a youth regatta as well that Bermuda will be competing in? That’s... Read more of this article

Bermudian Gets Spot On USA Youth AC Team

Bermudian Gets Spot On USA Youth AC Team

Knocked back by one team, Preston Farrow was determined that it would not be a knockout punch to his dream of competing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Preston was gutted when he was told he had not made the final cut to be part of Team BDA, Bermuda’s entry into event later this year. Taking advantage of his dual citizenship, thanks to his... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Youth AC Team Fills Key Positions

Bermuda’s Youth AC Team Fills Key Positions

As per the rules of the regatta, TeamBDA announced they have filled the Skipper, Team Manager and Boat Captain roles, as they continue their preparations for 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. The June regatta, taking place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, will see TeamBDA being led by Skipper Mackenzie Cooper, with Owen Siese named as Team Manager, and... Read more of this article

12 Teams To Compete In Youth America’s Cup

12 Teams To Compete In Youth America’s Cup

The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup will see top young sailors from around the world compete in Bermuda this summer; with teams from Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Bermuda set to take part. Today [Jan 16] the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Sport Directors Roman Hagara... Read more of this article

TeamBDA Training Full Time For Youth AC

TeamBDA Training Full Time For Youth AC

Beginning January 9, 2017, TeamBDA ramped up its preparations for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup as they embarked on a full-time training schedule for the June event. Since the final team was announced in September, 2016, they have participated a in a series of intensive training camps. These one-week camps were the first steps in getting ready... Read more of this article

Emily Nagel & Team Sail From NY To Bermuda

Emily Nagel & Team Sail From NY To Bermuda

Bermuda’s Emily Nagel, a member of Team BDA in next year’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, was part of Team Falcon for an adventure that started in ideal foiling conditions out of New York on November 5 but turned treacherous for some of the world’s best sailors, who had to fight vicious winds and unexpected conditions over 66 hours and three... Read more of this article

Team BDA Christen New Training Boat “CAT-5”

Team BDA Christen New Training Boat “CAT-5”

Team BDA — Bermuda’s entry into the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup – officially named their training boat “CAT-5” at a boat christening held at the team’s base on Darrell’s Island. The name was decided by the 11 team members as they sought a moniker to accurately reflect their ultra-high performance foiling GC32: a force to be... Read more of this article

Video: Team BDA Catamaran Gets A New Look

Video: Team BDA Catamaran Gets A New Look

Team Bermuda’s GC32 foiling catamaran received a makeover last week, giving the boat a distinctive design. The GC32 is the team’s training platform as they prepare to represent the Island in next year’s Youth America’s Cup. The new design was created by Nina Cotterill of KPMG Bermuda, as part of KMPG’s sponsorship of the team, and applied... Read more of this article

Final Team Selected For Youth America’s Cup

Final Team Selected For Youth America’s Cup

Bermuda’s team for next year’s Youth America’s Cup is now complete with the final 11 members selected after an intensive training camp held last week. Last week’s training camp saw the participants sailing in Nacra 17s, an Olympic class catamaran, as they showcased their skills and development as sailors and teammates.The final members of... Read more of this article

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