Corinthian Yacht Club Speaker Series: America's Cup Update and Red Bull sailors

Speaker Tom Ehman

Head of External Affairs for the 34th America’s Cup (ACEA)

Vice Commodore, Golden Gate Yacht Club

Michael Menninger

Helmsman, American Youth Sailing Force

San Francisco’s Home team for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

Since Tom Ehman started with the America’s Cup in 1980, he has served in many roles including rules advisor, team executive, event manager, and chairman of the Challenger Commission. Tom is always a funny and entertaining presenter for sailors of all ages. Come hear the latest AC news.

Michael Menninger is the helmsman for the American Youth Sailing Force, San Francisco's Home team for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.  Michael grew up in Newport Beach CA and attended St. Mary's College of MD where he was three-time All American and two time National ICYRA Champion. He's twice won the Jr. World Match Championship.

As the Bay Area's home team, “The Force” has had the unique opportunity to train with Oracle Team USA. The training regimen includes sailing the incredibly fast AC45 catamarans they will be racing in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup Sept. 1 to 4 as well as working out in the gym with the OTUSA trainers using the same routines developed for the America's Cup World Series sailors.  In addition, because they are the home team, they've been able to reach out to young people in the bay area in a way that no other team can.

Come hear Tom Ehman and Michael Menninger.  We guarantee you'll leave with a new outlook at the America's Cup Summer of Racing.

No host bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.

There is no charge however please RSVP at: or call (415) 435-4771.

Although I won't be attending, this looks very interesting!

This is cross-posted with the North Bay Sailing Meetup group, so come out and meet some new folks on the outside deck adjacent to the upstairs bar.



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  • Susan

    Very informative.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Christine

    Sad to miss this... heading out to LA in that evening

    July 18, 2013

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