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Artemis Racing announces crew for Louis Vuitton Trophy - 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.
Artemis (SWE) © Sander van der Borch / Artemis

Racing commences on November 14th 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 (SWE) © Sander van der Borch / Artemis

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.

While a portion of the team is racing in Dubai, Helmsman Terry Hutchinson, Tornado Silver medalist Santiago Lange and others will be in Miami for the first Artemis Racing multihull training camp.

World-renowned multihull 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.
Paul Cayard. © Sander van der Borch / Artemis
“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.

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
Teams competing in the Louis Vuitton Trophy – Dubai
  • Synergy (RUS)
  • Mascalzone Latino (ITA)
  • Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL)
  • BMW Oracle Racing (USA)
  • Artemis Racing (SWE)

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