Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Artemis Racing Extreme 40 Update - Boston

4 July 2011
Extreme Sailing Series - Boston
Photo: © Lloyd Images
Well, after 37 races over 5 days it came down to the very last leg of the very last race. Of course it did, because that is the hardest way to finish a really hard week!

The last race of the day counted double. This is an attempt to keep the winner unknown until the last race. It worked this time!

At the final leeward gate Emirates Team New Zealand didn't have enough boats between them and us to win the event. But a big puff came out of the left hand side on the final beat (to the finish) and 4 boats sailed past us to dash our hopes of winning.

ETNZ won Boston, Artemis Racing second, with The Wave in third.

How does it feel to lose on the last leg of the 37th race after leading on every day of the 5 day event? Disappointing to say the least!

But we leave here knowing that we sailed really well. A bunch of monohull sailors trying to learn a new game and almost winning our second consecutive event on the Extreme Sailing Series - a premier catamaran circuit. We were bitten by a double points race and one big puff through the buildings of Boston. We can live with that and will come back even hungrier next time.

Thanks for supporting us.

Morgan Trubovich
Artemis Racing

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