Sunday, 21 April 2013

America's Cup : Artemis Racing battles on in stronger winds on Day 3 ACWS Naples

© ACEA 2013/ Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

by Artemis Racing media

In a battle on the shoreline of Naples, another two match races and two fleet races took place today. The weather changed to stronger winds, choppy waters and darker skies. Every maneuver counted and one wrong one was hard to make up for in the end.

In match race one we saw ORACLE Team USA- Slingsby defeat J.P. Morgan BAR in one of the best match races of the event so far. It was neck and neck with only a few meters between the boats. There was no shortage of experience on this course with both helmsmen having won Olympic gold medals this past summer in London.

Artemis Racing White, only participating in the fleet racing, ended up with a sixth and an eighth leaving them seventh overall. All part of the Swedish Youth Challenge’s helmsman’s valuable preparation for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in September.

© ACEA 2013/ Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

Today is the final day of America’s Cup World Series with triple points for the winner of the fleet racing.

Current Standings

Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL): 60
J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR): 52
Luna Rossa Piranha (ITA): 50
Energy Team (FRA): 42
Luna Rossa Swordfish (ITA): 40
Artemis Racing White (SWE): 31
HS Racing (USA): 26
China Team (CHN): 22

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