Young America 2000

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Young America ( 2000 ) half hull wooden hand crafted. Designed by Farr Yacht Design. Order on line, worldwide delivery.

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$295.00

Hand-crafted plank-on-frame wood hull with black glossy hull with shark graphics, light wood back board.

Hull size: 60cm.

Board size: 75cm X 20cm

Year2000
Half Hull SizeMedium (75cm X 20cm)
Size75 cm L x 20 cm Hgh

Young America was designedby FARR YACHT DESIGN and sponsored by New York Yacht Club to challenge Team New Zealand.

Young America was overcome with technical and structural problems during the challenger trials and was forced to abandon. She was eliminated before the semifinals began. Although the Team met with technical difficulties, we believe that Young America is one of the most strikingly beautiful America’s Cup Challenger in 2000.

1999 sees a new challenge structure with a dynamic, resourceful and youthful syndicate. Originally called "Yaka," ( French slang for 'just do it' ) the syndicate is the brainchild of Luc Gellusseau and Pierre Mas, of Corum Sailing Team fame.

Gellusseau who now runs the technical and design team, has managed to group together the best bits of the previous French challenges along with a large quantity of new, young talent. He and Mas realised that it was important to stay out of French national politics and to that end the syndicate is a relatively small budget operation.The sponsorship was supplied early by two technology companies, Bouygues Telecom and Transiciel. Le Defi, as it is now called, only dreamt of building one boat and are well organised, completely transparent and very motivated.

Bertrand Pacé is at the helm of the boat "6eme sens"Thierry Pepponet is tactician and the well-respected Dutchman Marcel van Triest is navigator. Pacé, undoubtly France's most talented helmsman today, is a top ranked match racer - world champion in 1994 and runner-up in 1998 - commands huge loyalty amongst his crew and is mature in his approach after three Cups.The "6eme sens" boat design team includes such notables as Bernard Nivelt and Daniel Andrieu along with other names from the French world of composite structures and aerodynamics.

The stated goal of the French Team was to do a good and to get to the Louis Vuitton semi-finals.They succeeded with their victory against America one, and reached to an honorable 6th rank. See also "6eme Sens" half hull.

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