Artemis Racing arrives in Valencia

Posted on 04 July 2011 by Valencia Sailing

The first 3 containers of the 34th America’s Cup Challenger of Record arrived in Valencia on Monday afternoon. When we visitied the team’s base (the former Areva Challenge base during the 32nd America’s Cup) three containers were being offloaded from their trucks. It was not clear whether the AC45 yacht was inside the containers or whether more of them were on their way to the base from the commercial port. In fact, we don’t know precisely how many containers each teams requires in order to move all its equipment from one venue to another.

The Swedish challenger, to the best of our knowledge, is finally the only team to ship its equipment to Valencia from Auckland before transporting it onwards to Cascais, venue of the first America’s Cup World Series event, presumably on trucks. The team’s shore crew will now have their hands full, preparing the yacht for her first sailing sessions on European waters.

VSail.info will be in Marstrand, Sweden from Tuesday morning, for the 5th event of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour, until next Sunday, so we’ll miss the initial stage of Artemis Racing’s preparation Valencia. However, we will do our best to cover the sea trials next week. Stay tuned…

The first containers of Artemis Challenge arrive in the team base. Valencia, 4 July 2011. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

The first containers of Artemis Challenge arrive in the team base. Valencia, 4 July 2011. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info

5 Comments For This Post

  1. namhemot Says:

    Has anybody ever explained why these guys are the CoR and not TNZ?…

  2. Isabel Albiach Says:

    YACHT MOVING organized the shipment from Auckland to Valencia!! fingers crossed for the next container getting to the Base in a few days.

    Isabel Albiach

  3. tmnindigo Says:

    According to an interview with Grant Dalton right after ML dropped out, Artemis inherited the CoR position bc their mgmt is cozy with Oracle.

  4. kampai26 Says:

    It is as simple: AR was the next team that filed an official entry so the “choosing” was just going one further in the line of challengers. Sorry, no conspiracy…..

  5. help Says:

    kampai26
    And ML stood in beautifully for Artemis until Cayard could get the funding lined up. Its almost as if ML were asked to put in a false entry just to give Cayard time to get his stuff together… Now thats what i call conspiracy.



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