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    According, tomorrows surprise announcement at Union Square in SF will amount to the official announcement of Red Bul'ls sponsorship of Oracle Racing as well as the sponsorship for the Youth Americas Cup. The Union Square location could also mean a retail outlet, possibly with Louis Vuitton to buy all your AC34 Swag! In other news, Grant Zimmer has been announced as the new Oracle General Manager. The move along with Russell Coutt's climbing back on board the AC 45 might signal Russell's return to sailing and less managerial duties. Hmmm

    Above image: redbullsfo

    In the year 2012 one has to go to great lengths to escape the ubiquitous smartphones, mobile phones and cameras. In particular, when you sail on a Sunday afternoon, in the middle of the busiest canals in Venice, a city where everybody has a boat, yacht, gondola or dinghy, you have to be naive to think you’ll get unnoticed.
    In addition, with Italians making nearly 10% of our thousands of readers, it was just a matter of time before we got the photos of James Spithill’s crew sailing with their Red Bull helmets on.

    According to sources close to Red Bull, the famous energy drink will sponsor the Defender of the 34th America’s Cup and hold the naming rights of the Youth America’s Cup Championship. We are still working on getting more details. As we wrote yesterday, the Reb Bull-branded AC45 will most probably appear at some stage in Venice.

    An AC45, hidden in a tent in Venice, completely branded with the Red Bull logos and James Spithill’s crew sailing with Red Bull helmets point to a deal between the Defender of the 34th America’s Cup and the energy drink company. According to, yet unconfirmed, information, Red Bull will become a sponsor of Oracle USA Team and in exchange will put its branding on a number of AC45 yachts that will be used during the Youth America’s Cup, to be held in San Francisco between the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America’s Cup match.

    The AC45 red Bull-branded yacht currently in Venice is believed to be the former Green Comm yacht and, it is also believed, the four Oracle Team USA AC45′s will be also re-branded with the energy drink colors once the AC45 circuit is over, a year from now. Finally, a couple of other AC45′s could be added, coming from current challengers that could potentially drop from competition, due to lack of funding, such as China Team.

    Union Square SF Seteup
    Photo© Jake Sailer
    Last edited by PD Staff; 05-16-2012, 10:45 PM.
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    And I just signed up for Redbull rehab.