About the Force

The American Youth Sailing Force (AYSF) was formed first and foremost with the goal of representing the United States in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Our team represents the highest level of youth sailing in America and aims to prove that with steady determination, hard work and passion young American sailors can be a leading force on the international sailing circuit.

Historically, youth sailing in America has been planned, organized, and funded by parents. In an effort to not only create a completely youth run organization as well as separate The Force from our competition in the Youth America’s Cup, we delegate all the functions and operations of the team including managing, fundraising, and training amongst its members. We intend to utilize the opportunity created by Red Bull as a path for the next generation of young American sailors who want to compete in elite sailing events and to inspire youth sailors across the nation to challenge themselves by setting and attaining ambitious goals.

The Youth America’s Cup isn’t the end of the road for this team. Not only will team members continue to compete in future high-profile events, but also the partnerships and the foundation we’ve created will continue to provide equally exciting opportunities to future generations. We are the future of sailing, and intend to prove that we are world-class sailors with real dedication and determination.

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