Percy to sail with Artemis in Dubai
Following on from the Swedish team’s America’s Cup announcement on Monday of this week, Artemis Racing presented its crew today for the fourth and final Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta coming up in Dubai. The line-up includes Britain's Iain Percy as tactician.
Racing commences on 14 November at the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) and will see the Swedish team line up against five of the world’s top professional sailing teams. The team has been training in Dubai for three days in preparation for this ultra-competitive match racing event in the version five America’s Cup boats.
This match racing regatta will consist of a double round robin, followed by semi final elimination rounds, before a new champion is crowned in the final, a ‘best-of-five’ battle between the two top teams, scheduled for 26 and 27 November.
Artemis Racing’s progress has been consistent throughout the series of Louis Vuitton Trophy regattas over the last year. Having finished fourth in La Maddalena, the team is aiming for a strong podium finish in Dubai.
The Artemis Racing crew for the Louis Vuitton Trophy – Dubai is as follows:
Cameron Appleton Helmsman
Iain Percy Tactician
Kevin Hall Navigator
Noel Drennan Main
Stu Bettany Bow
Phil Jameson Mid-bow
Rodney Ardern Pit
David Brooke Mast
Daniel Fong Trimmer
Robbie Naismith Trimmer
Michele Ivaldi Traveller
Rodney Daniel Runner
Craig Monk Grinder
Ian Baker Grinder
Mark Newbrook Grinder
Julien Crescent Grinder
Magnus Auguston Grinder
Romolo Ranieri Grinder - alternate
While a portion of the team is racing in Dubai, Helmsman Terry Hutchinson, Tornado Silver medallist Santiago Lange and others will be in Miami for the first Artemis Racing multihull training camp.M ultihull sailor Nick Moloney has stepped in to coach Artemis Racing for this intense three weeks of training in Extreme 40s in preparation for the 2011 circuit and beyond.
“These are exciting and important times for Artemis Racing. We have a strong team and are fortunate to be able to divide our resources between these two important events. I am confident that the team will do a good job in Dubai. Our helmsman, Cameron Appleton is an experienced match racer and knows these waters well,” said Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing.