Helmsman Charlie Buckingham talks about the talented field of the RBYAC and the AC45s themselves.
More than a year in the making, Monday marked the first day that Team USA45 Racing sailed their very own AC45. “Our objectives for the day were to really just work on us,” said bowman Peter Kinney on the day. The teams arrived at Pier 23 at 8:00 to a room full of press and cameras. The teams were then introduced by Red Bull Sporting Directors Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter …Read More
Above: Matt, Jake R., Nevin, and Coach Charlie aboard the MOD 70 Orion The past week has been busy in the countdown to the beginning of AC45 training. Nearly everyday in the past week we have been fortunate to continue to practice on Peter Stoneberg’s Formula 40, Shadow. Our time on the boat has shown great improvement in many vital areas of the team, mostly of which will be transferrable to …Read More
USA45 member and kite board enthusiast John Wallace tells of the team’s experience learning to kite this past week… USA45 found themselves sailing much further inland than they are used to this week when they did some cross training via a team kite lesson in the river delta at Sherman Island. Sherman island is a very popular kiteboarding destination due to it’s relatively warm temperatures, fresh water and consistent breeze. …Read More
Last Friday on Main Street in Tiburon USA45 Racing was featured as the centerpiece of the town’s Friday Nights on Main celebration; these fun-filled evenings occur once a month and the team was fortunate enough to be the star of this month’s show. Our store located at 34 Main Street was crowded the entire night, with fans eager to purchase some of our team gear. USA45 Racing took the stage for an introduction as well …Read More
We turn to tactician Nevin Snow for an inside scoop at what USA45 has done to continue constructing their AC45… Here in late July USA45 Racing finds ourselves in the middle of putting together our AC45 for the month of training in August. As one of the members consistently at ACRM putting the boat together I’ve been able to see it from two sides. On one end we could not …Read More
Over the weekend USA45 kept themselves busy! On the water, Sam Hallowell participated in the Blue Rush Summer Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Series Race in Sausalito. Charging hard in the last 200 meters, Sam found himself in 3rd, but an awkward wave had other plans, knocking Sam off of his board. After his recovery Sam ended up placing 5th overall and still managed to place 1st in his class. Way …Read More
Pre-Regatta: We chartered an F18 from a friend who had the boat in Belgium. We spent a day setting the boat up and changing out some lines and rigging on the boat. We then had 5 days at the event site before the regatta officially started. This consisted of 4 days of training and a day off to rest before the races started. We also measured and weighed the boat …Read More
The Union-Tribune San Diego released a fantastic article this morning profiling the three San Diegan members of Team USA45 Racing: Jake Reynolds, Jake LaDow and Nevin Snow. The article focuses on the physical regimen of the team… ‘All three agreed that the biggest change between the sailing they have done in the past and sailing the AC-45 catamarans are the physical demands. Much of the summer has been spent in …Read More
USA45 finally gets to the silver screen as we launch our first video!