Land Rover BAR Academy trains at WPNSA
ACADEMY TRAINING: The Land Rover BAR Academy, a new initiative set up to nurture talented young British sailors and create a pathway into the America’s Cup, has been training at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).
The training, which is raced on the same AC45F multihulls that the senior teams use for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, is all part of the academy’s immediate goal to select a British team to compete in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
Rob Andrews, project manager, Land Rover BAR Academy, said: “As well as competing at global events, an essential part of the Land Rover BAR Academy’s development is quality training with long periods afloat coaching. The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy lends itself as a world class venue for America’s Cup style training.”
Land Rover BAR Academy has used the opportunity at WPNSA to put 24 triallists through their paces over five days, with the aim of selecting 12 squad members to join the team at forthcoming Extreme Sailing Series events.
The WPNSA visit follows racing for the youth team in Muscat and Qingdao as part of the Extreme Sailing Series. Time afloat at Weymouth and Portland is important in gearing up for Act 3 of the 8 event series scheduled for late June 2016.
The finals will be fought out during the main competition in Bermuda 2017.
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