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Lecture: "The American Youth Sailing Force," presented by David Liebenberg

David Liebenberg and Max Fraser
Thursday, February 28, 2013

David Liebenberg is a member of the American Youth Sailing Force and he is participating in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco next summer.  The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is an international sailing competition between 10 teams, each representing its home country, with all team members being between 19 and 24 years old. The teams will be sailing the same 45 foot, wing sailed catamarans currently being sailed by the elite America’s Cup teams competing in the America’s Cup World Series. Not only does this event represent the pinnacle of high performance youth sailing in the world, but it will also form a clear pathway for the next generation of the world's top sailors into the America’s Cup.

David is in his junior year at Tufts University, Massachusetts, and an active member of the sailing team where he sails varsity on CFJ’s and also represents the University in keel boat events. David is well-prepared to step on any boat and figure out what it takes to go fast. Currently David is gearing toward an Olympic campaign on 49ers in the San Francisco Bay.

Doors open at 6 p.m., lecture is at 7 p.m.

Herreshoff Marine Museum, One Burnside St., Bristol, Rhode Island