Panama City native Matthew Whitehead received some pretty exciting news- that he was one of nine American sailors chosen to compete for a spot on one of two American catamarans in the first ever Youth America's Cup.
Fast forward three months, and Whitehead earned a spot on the six person team for USA45 Racing, and today, ten teams from across the globe took to the water for day one as the four day Youth America's Cup began in San Francisco.
Whitehead's Team USA45 Racing catamaran finishing 9th in both race one and two, cumulating four total points to sit 9th overall. A sailing team out of New Zealand sits in first with 16 points, France is in 2nd, and the 2nd American team, sits in a three way tie for 3rd with 14 points.
Day two of the four day Youth America's Cup picks up tomorrow.