Thursday, April 12, 2012

Artemis Racing Team Update - Day 2 ACWS Naples

12 April 2012
ACWS - Naples - Day 2

It was a full team effort to repair and replace the severely damaged wing to get Artemis Racing back out on the water today following on from yesterday’s capsize.
Photo: © Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing
Leaving the dock this morning Skipper Terry Hutchinson said: "We're a little bit tired. But happy we have a wing back in the boat. Hats off to the guys for the effort that they put in last night. The shore crew worked from about 1800 onwards for the whole night.”
Photo: © Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing
In the first match race of the event, Hutchinson led the team to a clear victory over the Chinese. Artemis Racing will now line up against number one ranked Emirates Team New Zealand tomorrow morning for a slot in Saturday’s semi-finals.
Photo: © Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing
In the fleet racing, the team took a third place, followed by seventh having incurred a penalty in a tussle with Team Korea.

“We were going well today, but in the second race we copped a penalty, although we were quite a distance from them. Looking forward to racing again tomorrow,” said Hutchinson.

Racing continues tomorrow through Sunday at the America’s Cup World Series in Naples.


Fleet Racing Championship - Provisional Standings Day Two (after four races):

1. Emirates Team New Zealand (Skipper: Dean Barker); 38 points

2. ORACLE Racing - Spithill (Skipper: James Spithill); 29 points

3. Luna Rossa - Piranha (Helmsman: Chris Draper); 27 points

4. Team Korea (Skipper: Nathan Outteridge); 27 points

5. Energy Team (Skipper: Yann Guichard); 25 points

6. Luna Rossa - Swordfish (Helmsman: Paul Campbell-James); 24 points

7. ORACLE Racing - Bundock (Skipper: Darren Bundock); 16 points

8. Artemis Racing (Skipper: Terry Hutchinson); 12 points

9. China Team (Skipper: Fred Le Peutrec); 4 points 

Match Racing Championship – Provisional Results:

Q1 - Artemis Racing beat China Team

QF1 - ORACLE Racing Bundock beat ORACLE Racing Spithill

QF2 - Luna Rossa Piranha beat Team Korea

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