The brand new AC9F Youth America’s Cup yacht, Kōtare, is flying high in Auckland! Purpose-built for the event, the foiling monohull was up on the foils straight away and pushing speeds of up to thirty knots. Imagine that!

The Youth America’s Cup will be sailed by young crews ages 18-24. Unlike the America’s Cup, the Youth America’s Cup mandates mixed crews; each team will consist of two men and two women. Read more about the gender balance: newsroom.co.nz/lockerroom/2020/06/18/1236164/bridging-the-gender-gap-to-the-americas-cup

The Youth America’s Cup is on track for 2021 with seventeen confirmed teams. Some of the sailing world’s most notable rockstars, like Peter Burling, note the Youth America’s Cup as an important milestone in their sailing career.

Enjoy these photos by Yachting Developments / Georgia Schofield

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