Racing Roundup

Artemis Racing © RC44


America's Cup teams have been busy racing on other circuits this past week, with Artemis Racing spread across both the Extreme Sailing Series and the RC44 Championship.

At the Extreme Sailing Series event in Nice, France, the Artemis Racing crew, led by skipper Terry Hutchinson, went into the final race with a chance at taking the title, but couldn't make up a three point deficit and finished in second.

Emirates Team New Zealand, with skipper Dean Barker at the helm, was forced to settle for seventh place in the 11 boat fleet, in a regatta that was marked by extremely light, shifty and fickle winds.

On the season rankings, the Kiwis sit third with Artemis Racing sixth.

Meanwhile, the RC44 circuit was in Croatia at the Adris RC44 Cup, where Artemis Racing team Chairman Torbjorn Tornqvist led his team to a second place finish.

"I’m happy with today, it doesn’t get much better than that," Tornqvist said. "We had a shot at the second place and to make it was the best end to a regatta you can think of… We have our ups and downs and I know when things work for us we do very well. We've had a few regattas where we didn't do well but we have a new team and hopefully we will have the same next year so hopefully we will get a bit more consistency."

Aleph finished in fourth place in the fleet races, with ORACLE Racing in fifth place.

The next America's Cup World Series action will be in November in San Diego from November 12-20.