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TeamBDA “Right Opportunity At Right Time”

TeamBDA “Right Opportunity At Right Time”

In July 2015, when the call went out for Bermuda’s best young athletes to try out for Bermuda’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team, some of the members who are on that team today were at a crossroads in their life. For them, TeamBDA was the right opportunity at the right time. Mustafa Ingham admits he was feeling “complacent”. Philip Hagen... Read more of this article

TeamBDA Merchandise For Sale Online & Offline

TeamBDA Merchandise For Sale Online & Offline

TeamBDA, Bermuda’s entry to the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, has announced its official merchandise is now on sale online [through both the TeamBDA and Bermuda Blueprinting websites], as well as in select stores. “Supporters of the sailing team – which is made up of nine young Bermudians between the ages of 18 and 24 – are... Read more of this article

Land Rover BAR Youth Team Train In Bermuda

Land Rover BAR Youth Team Train In Bermuda

Land Rover BAR Academy recently took part in a training camp in Bermuda where they sailed the AC45F for the first time, which is the boat they will race in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and the same boat used by the senior team during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series 2015/16. They hit the waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound in preparation... Read more of this article

Day-In-The-Life Of Bermuda’s Youth AC Team

Day-In-The-Life Of Bermuda’s Youth AC Team

TeamBDA has been training full time since January of this year as they prepare to take on 11 other nations in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. Their training schedule is rigorous and thorough, and although their schedule can vary largely depending on the weather, below is what a typical day looks like for the young athletes who make up TeamBDA.6:30am:... Read more of this article

Connor Astwood Joins Softbank Team Japan

Connor Astwood Joins Softbank Team Japan

Connor Astwood has decided to rejoin SoftBank Team Japan ahead of the upcoming America’s Cup. His decision means he will not take part in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with TeamBDA. Until January this year, when he began training full time with TeamBDA, Connor, who is Japanese-Bermudian, had held a full-time position with SoftBank Team Japan. “The... Read more of this article

Video: Artemis AC Youth Team Getting Ready

Video: Artemis AC Youth Team Getting Ready

Artemis Youth Racing has high hopes for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, which will take place in conjunction with the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda this summer. Part of the team’s preparation for the event will include competing for a entry ticket to the World Match Racing Tour event in Sweden. “Racing in Bermuda with this team is going to... Read more of this article

“Get To Know TeamBDA” Event On April 26

“Get To Know TeamBDA” Event On April 26

All of Bermuda is encouraged to come out and support TeamBDA, who are competing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. TeamBDA, ten high-performing young athletes, will make a public appearance at Liberty Theatre on Wednesday April 26th, from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.The ACBDA said, “This will be Bermuda’s chance to ask about the team’s training... Read more of this article

TeamBDA Sailors Recover After Going Overboard

TeamBDA Sailors Recover After Going Overboard

While training today [April 8], two sailors from TeamBDA — the island’s team for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup — were involved in a “minor on-water incident and went overboard into the Great Sound,” and were taken to hospital as a precaution, and both have been released.TeamBDA Manager Laura Cutler said, “Whilst... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Mustafa Ingham

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Mustafa Ingham

It was Mustafa Ingham’s grandmother who gave him the initial nudge to try out for TeamBDA. The Hamilton Parish resident had never sailed before, but thanks to hard work and natural talent has put himself in the running for the position of Bowman in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. His sailing odyssey has created other opportunities... Read more of this article

Video: Youth Sailing Teams Train With Oracle

Video: Youth Sailing Teams Train With Oracle

Oracle Team USA has been hosting two Red Bull Youth America’s Cup teams last week in Bermuda – the local sailors on TeamBDA as well as the American entry, Next Generation USA. The teams have been training on the Oracle Team USA AC45F – a foiling, wing-sailed catamaran that America’s Cup teams race in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Danny Pell

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Danny Pell

TeamBDA member Danny Pell admits there’s much to love about training for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. In addition to sailing, the 23-year-old looks forward to the early morning gym sessions and camaraderie with his teammates. The former Saltus Grammar School student had no sailing experience when he tried out for the team along with his... Read more of this article

Get To Know TeamBDA In Two New Short Films

Get To Know TeamBDA In Two New Short Films

The journeys of sailors on TeamBDA is the subject of two short films that will debut in a free public screening a week from Monday. The all-Bermudian TeamBDA started almost two years to prepare for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. The public is invited to the free screening and Meet and Greet at Liberty Theatre on April 10 from 5:30pm to... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Dimitri Stevens

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Dimitri Stevens

Dimitri Stevens was first introduced to sailing at 11-years-old through the Waterwise Programme at Dellwood Middle School. He’s currently a Bermuda College student studying to enter the Information Technology field; before that he attended The Berkeley Institute, Dellwood Middle School and West Pembroke Primary. Dimitri, 22, considers taking part... Read more of this article