Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Skipper Jason Waterhouse, son of David Bray Yachts and Multihull owner Rod Waterhouse, did an awesome job representing Australia along with his youth team in California September 1 – 4, 2013.
San Francisco Bay showcased perfect racing weather and three generations of the Waterhouse family were there to support the Aussie youth team, Objective Australia. The Golden Gate Yacht Club hosted families and guests of the youth teams offering a stunning vantage point and impeccable hospitality to viewers.
Up Close and Personal at the Races
“You couldn’t ask for a better venue. It was an epic race between the youths – no one really dominated in the beginning and it was incredibly exciting to watch”, said Linda Renouf, David Bray Yachts and Multihulls. “One of the best parts was watching Oracles AC72 catamaran practice right in front of the Golden Gate Yacht Club when the youths finished racing for the day”.
Although the Australian youth team was plagued with halyard problems the first couple of days, they persevered and showed their fighting spirit day 3 and 4 taking two 2nds and a 3rd in the final races.
“The Kiwis sailed perfect. They outsailed the entire international fleet,” said Jason Waterhouse . “No one likes to lose but to lose to a silver medalist on a day like today… it’s not about the day it’s about the regatta.”
Eight nations were represented by 10 teams and 60 sailors including New Zealand, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland, America, France, Germany and Australia. The sailors were aged 19 to 24 and each team had 6 sailors on board. The teams used the AC45 catamarans that were sailed in the AC World Series from 2011-2013.
When Jason isn’t racing or preparing for his Olympic campaign, you can find him helping out at David Bray Yacht and Multihulls.
Full results here…http://www.americascup.com/events/red-bull-youth-americas-cup