If you follow Red Bull on Instagram, you already know how cool their athlete roster is and all about the crazy stuff they are involved in. One of our personal faves is the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup which will be sailed in AC-45s in between the end of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the start of the America’s Cup – especially as the grown-up version continues what appears to be an accelerating death spiral into insignificance.
Atlantis is one of the apparel providers for the USA-45 Team, a group of hot shot college sailors who have been training their asses off this summer in Tiburon and are getting ready to ride into battle when racing starts on 9/1.
The SoCal-centric team is led by Charlie Buckingham, and it includes Sam Hallowell (son of Atlantis pal and Newport rigger extraordinaire Phip Hallowell), Jake La Dow, Peter Kinney, Graham Landy, Jake Reynolds, Nevin Snow, John Wallace and Matthew Whitehead. If you haven’t already heard of these guys, you will in the coming years – they are all rock stars in the making, and the RBYAC will give us all a chance to see them in action.
Don’t miss the event this Labor Day Weekend, and if you’re interested in learning more about these guys – and even making a tax-deductible donation to help them defray some of their expenses – visit the USA-45 website by clicking here.