Percy to compete with Swedish team
As they prepare for the second America's Cup World Series event that kicks off in Plymouth this weekend, so Torbjorn Tornqvist's Swedish flagged Artemis Racing team have announced their crew line-up. Sailing with skipper Terry Hutchinson (USA), wing trimmer Sean Clarkson (NZL), trimmer Morgan Trubovich (NZL) and bowman Andy Fethers (AUS) will be joined by British tactician Iain Percy.
"Plymouth will be my first event on the AC45," said Percy. "I have been out training on the AC45 a few times and it has been a fantastic ride, so am really looking forward to mixing it up with our fellow competitors. Plymouth will be a great venue with flat water and many viewing areas around the Bay for the spectators. September is often a windy month here in the UK, so for sure there will be plenty of action!"
Artemis Racing’s debut in the ACWS – Cascais wrapped up well, with the Swedish team finishing 2nd in the World Championship race, just one point behind Emirates Team New Zealand in the overall standings.
"I really enjoyed the racing in Cascais," said Terry Hutchinson. "There proved to be a lot to learn and a lot of new challenges ahead for Artemis Racing on the race course. All the teams are good and learning the multihull aspect of our sport is exciting given the speed of the boats. It is also quite challenging for the teams onboard. The boats are physical and reward good boat handling."
Artemis Racing’s shore team has been in Plymouth for more than a week building the base and making the final preparations for this event. Hutchinson arrived on Sunday from Beaulieu-sur-Mer where the team was competing in the D35 Grand Prix, part of the Vulcain Trophy and today was the first day out on the bay for the sailors.
ACWS Overall Standings
Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) – 10 points
Artemis Racing (SWE) – 9
ORACLE Racing Spithill/James Spithill (USA) – 8
ORACLE Racing Coutts/Russell Coutts (USA) – 7
Green Comm (ESP) – 6
Aleph (FRA) – 5
Team Korea (KOR) – 4
Energy Team (FRA) – 3
China Team (CHN) – 3
ACWS Match Racing Standings
ORACLE Racing Spithill – 10 points
Emirates Team New Zealand – 9
Artemis Racing – 8
Team Korea – 7
ORACLE Racing Coutts – 6
Energy Team – 5
Green Comm – 4
Aleph – 3
China Team – 3