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America's Cup: Vital step for Challenger of Record in San Francisco

'Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012'    Erik Simonson © www.pressure-drop.us    Click Here to view large photo

The wingsail was installed and Artemis Racing's AC72 was christened today in Alameda, San Francisco.

It was a long day for the Artemis team, the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, and one which began before dawn. The hull was moved to water's edge in the darkness and loaded via crane slowly as the sun began to rise.

By noon, the wing was attached to the hull for the first time and the shore crew and tech team assured all was well for the Christening ceremony.

The launch was a brief, diligent affair with member of the Artemis Team in attendance, many children running about as parents kept a watchful eye. The would be no smashing of a champagne bottle. No sir, after what has transpired in recent weeks, shaking the bottle and spritzing the starboard hull would suffice just fine, thank you very much!

The crew will be testing the functions of all the operating system with a fine tooth comb before the big red machine takes her first sail on San Francisco Bay...but with weather systems headed towards the Northern California area by mid week, the hope would be sooner rather than later!

For more America's Cup news from San Francisco see www.pressure-drop.us

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo

Artemis Racing, AC72 christening and launch, San Francisco November 3, 2012 -  Erik Simonson_©_www.pressure-drop.us   Click Here to view large photo


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