Artemis Racing heads for Bermuda

Swedish challenger due to decamp from San Francisco

Sunday May 31st 2015, Author: James Boyd, Location: Bermuda

Artemis Racing is looking to move its entire operation to Bermuda possibly as soon as this year. Currently the Sweden America's Cup challenge has is home base located in San Francisco. This move would be significant for Bermuda as it would see many more people moving to the island earlier than anticipated.

Nathan Outteridge, Artemis Racing's Helmsman said: “After spending some time here on the Great Sound it has confirmed our original thoughts that this is a tricky venue and being here, learning the race course, will give us the best chance possible to win the 35th America’s Cup.”

The Artemis Racing team base will require a significant amount of land space and the team is therefore exploring all their options for a location for it. The move has been prompted by the decision to hold the America’s Cup Qualifiers, Challenger Series and Final Match all in Bermuda. Artemis Racing has indicated its commitment to the Event Village concept, which will feature all the America’s Cup teams in one location for the first time, and, should the team choose an alternate location for their main base, they will move into the Dockyard Event Village early in 2017.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the warm welcome and enthusiasm of the local community here in Bermuda and we are looking forward to making this our new home,” said Iain Percy, Artemis Racing Team Manager.

Artemis Racing have been sailing out of their temporary base in the Royal Naval Dockyard for the past few weeks.


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