The RC44 Sweden Cup has reached its fourth day of racing which experienced thirty knot winds and three meter seas. As a result, the race officer Peter Luigi Reggio was forced to hold the fleet ashore until 1400. Paul Cayard of Artemis Racing updates us on the action that took place.
by Paul Cayard
Thereafter, two nice races were sailed. The first in fifteen dropping to ten knots and the second in ten to eight knots. The forecast had the wind moving left all day but it did the opposite.
Team Aqua had the best day with a 2, 4 closely followed by Cereef with a 5, 2.
The Artemis Racing team had a late night last night preparing for today’s racing. After the collision yesterday, the KSSS team offered their boat to Artemis for the remainder of the series as they are guests just racing in this event and Artemis is a contender for the entire season. This was a generous offer by the host club of Artemis’ entry to the America’s Cup and very appreciated.
Naturally, the crew of Artemis felt more comfortable with their mast and sails so they changed the rig last night and worked until midnight to get the boat race ready. This morning they were out sailing in the shelter of the harbor to check everything.
Artemis had a reasonable day today with a seven and a six to move up to fifth overall. Onboard Katusha we did not have a great day with a 11, 12 and fell to 11th overall.
Tomorrow is the last day of racing and the forecast is for nice conditions with eight to twelve knots and sunshine.
Artemis Racing website
RC44 Class Association website
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6:38 PM Sat 20 Aug 2011 GMT
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