Artemis Racing

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Artemis Racing
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During the America's Cup World Series, San Francisco Round (2012).
Career
Yacht club Royal Swedish Yacht Club
Established 2006
Nation  Sweden
Notable sailors Iain Percy
Nathan Outteridge
Loïck Peyron
Paul Goodison
Fredrik Lööf
Iain Jensen
Chris Brittle
Yachts
Sail no. Boat name
Artemis Oman

Artemis Racing is a professional sailing team founded in 2006 by businessman and sailor Torbjörn Törnqvist, named after Artemis, the ancient Greek goddess. Timeline:

  • 2007: won the MedCup circuit, then called Breitling Medcup, and the TP52 World Championship.
  • 2008: entered the RC44 Championship, winning the fleet racing element in 2009 and the World title in 2011.
  • 2009-2010: competed in the Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas. Held in response to long delays from legal action surrounding the America's Cup, the four regattas were each staged in a different country, and teams raced in supplied IACC yachts.
  • 2011–2012 America’s Cup World Series: won the Match Racing title in both the Naples & Venice Regattas then won the Match Racing titles in the first two regattas of the three-part 2012-2013 season.
  • 2013: the first of the two AC72 catamarans the team was testing capsized and turtled resulting in the death of crewmember Andrew "Bart" Simpson.[1][2][3] This was the second major accident involving the current AC72, following the capsizing of defending Cup champion Oracle Team USA on October 16, 2012.[4][5][6]
  • 2017: In August 2014 Artemis Racing announced its challenge for the 35th America’s Cup which is scheduled to be raced in Bermuda in the summer of 2017. The team continue to design and build their boats for the 35th America's Cup challenge, from a converted aircraft hangar in Alameda, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Simpson, GB Olympian, dies as America's Cup boat capsizes". BBC News. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Elias, Paul; Wilson, Bernie (May 9, 2013). "America's Cup Sailor Dies In Boat Capsize". Huffington Post (San Francisco). Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "America's Cup Boat Capsizes, Leaving 1 Dead" (video). ABC News. May 9, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Coté, John (May 10, 2013). "America's Cup catamarans built for speed". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  5. ^ America's Cup boat capsizes, killing one nzherald.co.nz, 10 May 2013[dead link]
  6. ^ Adam Fisher (May 9, 2013). "The Boat That Could Sink the America's Cup". Wired. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 

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