by Guy Jackson
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2013 British entry, GBR Youth Challenge, have partnered with Slam UK. The team will compete at the selection series in San Francisco between the 18th and 24th February, using the same AC45 catamarans as the America's Cup World Series. Team GBR will be competing against 11 other nations for the opportunity to race in the first Red Bull Youth America's Cup.
GBR Youth Challenge - Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2013
The partnership between Slam UK and Team GBR Youth Challenge ensures that the team have access to Slam’s latest Skiff Collection currently warn by the Australian and New Zealand Olympic teams. Slam UK will be backing the team on and off the water to support them to be best placed to reach their goal of competing at the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
'We are thrilled to have this arrangement in place with Slam UK. From our initial chats to arranging the deal, their encouragement and support for the GBR Youth Challenge campaign has been unquestionable and we are very grateful to have them working with us,' said Peter Austin, GBR Youth Challenge
Alessandra Aondio, Marketing Manager for Slam said 'We are delighted to be supporting Team GBR Youth Challenge as it is offers us a fantastic opportunity to launch our skiff collection in the UK market. We wish the team every bit of luck for the selection series in February.'
Slam UK and Team GBR Youth Challenge will be providing regular updates on the team’s progress in the lead up to the trials here.