Your Majesty, there is no second.

Signal Master of HMY Victoria and Albert, reply to Queen Victoria upon being asked which yacht was approaching in second behind the America in the “One Hundred Sovereign Cup”. America won the race with an 18 minute lead and the race was thereafter renamed America’s Cup.

The “kids” have been set loose on the cats. (Guilain Grenier/Oracle Team USA)

The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team selection trials run through November 20 with six teams participating. Two teams will be identified – one to represent the U.S. and another to represent San Francisco – and will provided coaching and instruction by ORACLE TEAM USA through to the finals in September 2013. All participants are ages 19-24, and six sailors make up each team.