Sunday, 14 April 2013

America's Cup : Swedish Youth Challenge Sailors in Naples

Niclas Düring and Charlie Ekberg. Image copyright Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing.

by Artemis Racing media

75 Swedish sailors between the ages of 19 and 25 competed for 9 spots on board the Swedish Youth Challenge. The sailors participated in a competitive selection series which included an interview process followed by a trial regatta on Lake Garda in Italy. From that group, nine young sailors qualified to participate in the Swedish Youth Challenge for Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, led by KSSS sailing Director Bjorn Johansson.

This week, Charlie Ekberg and Niclas Düring will be put to the test when they sail for Artemis Racing in the America’s Cup World Series in Naples, Italy from April 16 – 21. For the two young Swedish sailors, it is a great opportunity and honor to participate .

In addition to the AC World Series, the Swedish Youth Challenge team will race the Seacart26 and M32’s in regattas throughout the spring and summer of 2013 in the Nordic region in preparation for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in September.

Swedish Youth Challenge Crew List:
Andreas Axelsson
Arvid Bildh
Charlie Ekberg Enlund (Helmsman)
Jonathan Tengroth Ameln
Niclas Düring (Tactician)
Nils Åkervall
Philip Carlsson
Sofia Düring
Tom Gross