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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Note From Paul Cayard - Artemis Racing Team Update - San Diego Day 1

November 2011
America's Cup World Series - San Diego
Three races were held today on San Diego Bay in 10 knots of wind and flat water. Now in the third event of this series, the fleet is getting much more competitive resulting in closer racing and lots of mixing of the results.
Photo: Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing Team
The top team after three races is the French Team Energy with 24 points followed by Emirates Team New Zealand with 23 points, ORACLE Racing Spithill with 22 and Artemis Racing with 21. The individual race winners were ORACLE Racing Coutts in race one, followed by Artemis Racing in race 2 and Energy in Race 3.
Photo: Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing Team
A "Time Trial" was held after race three which was won by Emirates Team New Zealand with an average speed of 21.2 knots across the 500 meter course.

At the conclusion of the fleet racing tomorrow, the top two teams will be seeded into the match racing semi-finals on Saturday, while the teams in places 3-6 will race in the quarter-finals Friday.

Paul

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