by Paul Cayard
Paul Cayard of Artemis Racing on the closing day of the D35 season.
Artemis Racing Decision 35 - The fleet race of the Vulcain Trophy, Antibes 2011
The D35 season came to a close today here in Antibes. The wind gods were a lot more pleasant to the fleet today providing 6-11 knots of wind which allowed for four races.
Artemis Racing had some up and down scores and finished fifth in the event. This was two positions better than Velti Group (seventh) who we were trying to pass for the a third for the season. In the end we came up one point short for the season and finished fourth overall. Still not a bad result for our first season.
The top of the class was Foncia once again who won the event here, as well as the season championship. Hats off to Michele Desjoyaux and the Foncia team! Alinghi finished fourth here in Antibes and second for the season. The boats will go back to Geneva now for the winter. The 2012 season will start there in May.
I am off to Valencia tonight for a day in the office tomorrow before heading to Croatia tomorrow night for the RC44 event there next week.
Vulcain Trophy website
Artemis Racing website