Six young sailors have been selected as trainees on the Swedish Victory America's Cup team 1/11/06

As a part Victory Challenge’s collaboration with the Swedish Sailing Association, six young sailors have now been chosen as trainees on Victory Challenge at America’s Cup base in Valencia.

The team who will work both on the water and onshore include: Paulina Hammerö and Carl James from the upper secondary sailing school in Ängelholm, Victor Bergström and Lisa Ericson from Lerum´s upper secondary sailing school as well as Emil Malmström and Rebecka Harding from Motala upper secondary sailing school.

The team members are all upper secondary students, goal-orientated and with a focus on becoming professional sailors. Many of them have already qualified for international competitions and are now getting the chance to train in the Swedish challenge for the world’s most prestigious sailing trophy.

Stefan Rahm, tactician for Victory Challenge commented: “We have chosen a few of Sweden’s most promising upper secondary school sailing students, so that they will get insight to professional sailing at the highest level in the world. In doing so we hope to ensure the re-growth among Swedish sailors in the long term.”