Thursday, August 11, 2011

Artemis Racing AC45 Update from Cascais

10 August 2011

Racing got off to a later start than planned this afternoon but the AC45s made the most of the light breeze getting in three fleet races, followed by one match race.
Photo: © Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing
The conditions were shifty and challenging for all teams here in Cascais. It was an opportunity for some of the newer teams like Team Korea and Team China to try to move out in front.

Artemis Racing was over the start line early in Race 1 of the ACWS Match Race Qualifiers so it was hard for the Swedish team to recover, finishing 7th overall. In the second race, Skipper Terry Hutchinson had a clean start and the team sailed a solid race, passing ORACLE Racing Spithill midway to win by a clear margin. Race 3 saw four teams over early at the start, fortunately Artemis Racing was not one of them, but the team got out of phase on the second run and finished 6th.

“We did a good job battling back in Race 1 and Race 2 today, but it doesn’t take much to get out of sync. It was tricky and very opportunistic racing out there today,” said Skipper Terry Hutchinson.

The top two teams from today – Emirates Team New Zealand and ORACLE Racing Spithill - went on to match race and it was the Kiwis who took home the prize.

Racing continues tomorrow through Sunday.

Artemis Racing Team Media

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