Saturday, June 30, 2012

Artemis Racing Team Update: ACWS - Newport - Day 3

29 June 2012
America's Cup World Series - Newport
Photo: © Daniel Forster/Artemis Racing
The AC500 speed trials kicked off the day with perfect sailing conditions on Narragansett Bay and thousands of fans lining the shoreline. Artemis Racing was just one second behind the speed trial winner with a time of 23.72 seconds, while ORACLE TEAM USA Spithill took the top prize.
Photo: © Daniel Forster/Artemis Racing
From there the eight teams went straight into two fleet races. In the first race, Artemis got locked out at the start but battled their way back through the fleet from eighth to finish fourth. A difficult feat in this talented fleet.
Photo: © Daniel Forster/Artemis Racing
In the second fleet race, Artemis Racing was over the line early by a fraction of a second. In this field, there are not many passing lanes and although the team had good speed, a seventh place finish in race 4 meant moving into fourth place overall in the fleet racing for this event.
Photo: © Daniel Forster/Artemis Racing
"Everybody is putting in 110%. That is proabably the most frustrating part. The amount of effort that goes into everything, is not represented in our results. We have to keep hanging tough and being a good team," said Skipper Terry Hutchinson.

Tomorrow is the grande finale of the America's Cup World Series - Newport, watch it all live on www.americascup.com.

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