Red Bull Youth AC Day 1 - First of two galleries from Chuck Lantz

New Zealand and USA speeding upwind, with Al Capone’’s former home in the background. - Red Bull Youth America’’s Cup

The first day of match racing by the Red Bull Youth AC on San Francisco bay brought wild colors and even wilder action as teams of international sailors competed in the first two races of the series.

Sail-World photographer Chuck Lantz shot the action from a spectator area next to the St. Francis YC. First of two galleries.

Germany leading Switzerland and one of two New Zealand team boats past Alcatraz. - Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

Sweden, Portugal and France - Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

France pulling slightly ahead - Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

France and Portugal boats drag-race downwind - Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

Close action in the RBYAC - Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

The French and US team AC45s - Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

The view from Lookout Point in the San Francisco Presidio National Park - Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
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