Land Rover Dallas would like to extend our congratulations to the Land Rover BAR Academy sailing team for making history this June by winning the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
It was a close finish, but the Land Rover BAR Academy team finished with 50 points. At one point during the final race the team was in 8th place. They showed determination and grit by fighting their way to 2nd place, clinching the overall victory. The New Zealand team finished second with 48 points.
One of the goals of the Land Rover BAR Academy is to build interest and participation in sailing across both genders. Every individual is important. The Land Rover BAR Academy team included the only female sailor in the entire competition. The team’s tactician, Annabel Vose.
“We could not be prouder of the Land Rover BAR Academy winning the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup,” Sir Ben Ainslie, Land Rover BAR Team Principal and Skipper, said. “All their hard work, commitment and dedication over the past 18 months has really come together on the water here in Bermuda. Today was incredibly tense, it is a strong fleet, but I have been really impressed by the team’s constant on-board communication, how they kept their cool under pressure and really delivered on the boat handling during the tricky conditions.”
“The commitment and dedication shown by the Academy team to win the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is a testament to their character’s and with out continued commitment to Land Rover BAR we look forward to supporting the next generation of sailors,” Mark Cameron, Land Rover Experiential Marketing Director, said. “We understand that supporting opportunities for talented young male and female sailors is crucial to the longevity of the team and to achieving Land Rover BAR’s ultimate goal of ‘Bringing The Cup Home’ to Britain.”
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