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Local Sailor to compete in Youth America's Cup

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Bay County, Fla. -

Panama City's Matthew Whitehead will be part of Team USA45 Racing when the team takes part in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in San Francisco in September.

Whitehead and his teammates will spend the summer at Oracle's team headquarters training for the big event.

 Whitehead, currently a sophomore at the University of South Florida starting sailing at the age of 8 when he signed up for the summer sailing program at St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club.

Matthew is the current Junior World champion for the Formula 18 class catamaran and has been named to the U.S. Olympic Sailing Development Team.