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“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

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