New Challenger of Record

Sweden's KSSS represented by Artemis Racing steps into the breach

Wednesday May 18th 2011, Author: Jane Eagleson, Location: none selected

The Royal Swedish Yacht Club (Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet, KSSS), represented by Artemis Racing, has become the Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup.

“We welcome KSSS and their team Artemis Racing into this role,” AC34 Regatta Director Iain Murray said.

America’s Cup Defender, Golden Gate Yacht Club, informed Murray of the withdrawal by the Italian yacht club Club Nautico di Roma (CNR) earlier today. “We also thank CNR and their team Mascalzone Latino for their efforts in the important start-up phase of the 34th America’s Cup. While we are disappointed to lose a great Italian contender in Mascalzone Latino and CNR, we are confident in the leadership we anticipate from the KSSS and Artemis Racing.

CNR filed the first challenge for the 34th America’s Cup and thereby became the Challenger of Record. KSSS was the second challenger to enter, and under America's Cup rules, automatically succeeds as Challenger of Record.

Additional America’s Cup updates will be provided in early June at a media conference in San Francisco. A save-the-date and details will be issued next week.

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