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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

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Philip Hagen

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Philip Hagen

Philip Hagen is one of TeamBDA’s contingent of “athletes” who had little or no sailing experience prior to earning his way onto the team. The 20-year-old from Warwick did, however, have a background in competitive swimming that helped develop the mental and physical attributes needed for TeamBDA. Prior to joining the team full-time in January,... Read more of this article

Nagel Leaves TeamBDA, Joins SoftBank Team

Nagel Leaves TeamBDA, Joins SoftBank Team

Emily Nagel — who was a member of Bermuda’s Youth America’s Cup team — has left the team after being offered a full-time position with SoftBank Team Japan. Team Manager for TeamBDA Laura Cutler said, “This is such an amazing opportunity for Emily and the team completely understands and supports her decision. File photo of Emily... Read more of this article

Cutting-Edge Catamaran Arrives In Bermuda

Cutting-Edge Catamaran Arrives In Bermuda

Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher sailed the first Red Bull Youth America’s Cup-branded AC45F catamaran to arrive in Bermuda – an exciting milestone in the countdown to the second edition of the event, upcoming in June. Twelve teams of youth sailors will battle it out on the super-fast boats that are considered to be... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Connor Astwood

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Connor Astwood

Connor Astwood, 22, was introduced to sailing at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club at age eight. The Paget resident trained in the sport throughout his time at Saltus; then continued sailing while at boarding school at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut and during his studies at Boston University. The TeamBDA sailor is currently training for... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Ceci Wollmann

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Ceci Wollmann

TeamBDA sailor Cecilia Wollmann, 19, is no stranger to the high seas. The Smiths’ resident got her start sailing at age eight. Both her younger brother, Mike, and older sister Ellie are avid sailors as well. Cecilia, or ‘Ceci’, made history when she became the island’s youngest sailor to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil... Read more of this article

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Pools Announced

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Pools Announced

TeamBDA, Bermuda’s own Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team, will compete in the first round of racing this June in the Great Sound, against teams from New Zealand, Britain, Spain, USA and Austria Two-time Olympic Gold Medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher announced the lineups for the two pools of top national youth teams that will compete... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Shomari Warner

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Shomari Warner

With a background in boxing and rugby, TeamBDA member Shomari Warner only got his start sailing last June. The 23-year-old sees taking part in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup as “a chance to be a part of history in Bermuda”. It has also proven to be a great opportunity for him to meet new people and discover exactly what he is made of –... Read more of this article

Youth America’s Cup: Meet TeamBDA’s Peter Dill

Youth America’s Cup: Meet TeamBDA’s Peter Dill

At just 18-years-old Peter Dill is the youngest member of TeamBDA. Recently named Boat Captain, he will be in charge of making sure the team’s AC45f is ready to race in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. This is a big responsibility but Peter’s experience as an intern with Oracle Team USA’s shore crew should hold him in good stead. A... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Owen Siese

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Owen Siese

Last month Owen Siese was named TeamBDA’s Team Manager for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. This role will see the 21-year-old work alongside the Skipper to ensure all aspects of team’s preparations are on schedule and on target. Growing up, Owen attended Somerset Primary and Warwick Academy. He was in the midst of completing his Mathematics... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Mackenzie Cooper

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Mackenzie Cooper

Mackenzie Cooper was recently named the Skipper of TeamBDA for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, an opportunity that he calls “a dream come true”. The 22-year-old went to Warwick Academy before attending Tabor Academy in the US. He is presently taking a year off from St. Mary’s College of Maryland to prepare with TeamBDA. The Southampton... Read more of this article

Video: Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Highlighted

Video: Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Highlighted

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup that will take place during the 35th America’s Cup. During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “We keep hearing about the six teams in the 35th America’s Cup, but did you know there’s a youth regatta as well that Bermuda will be competing in? That’s... Read more of this article

Bermudian Gets Spot On USA Youth AC Team

Bermudian Gets Spot On USA Youth AC Team

Knocked back by one team, Preston Farrow was determined that it would not be a knockout punch to his dream of competing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Preston was gutted when he was told he had not made the final cut to be part of Team BDA, Bermuda’s entry into event later this year. Taking advantage of his dual citizenship, thanks to his... Read more of this article