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America's Cup World Series San Francisco: Artemis Racing White through
Fri, 24 Aug 2012
At 1405 the start gun went off for the America's Cup World Series San Francisco Match Racing Quarters Finals with Atremis Racing White Skipper Terry Hutchinson (USA) lining up against Paul Campbell-James on Luna Rossa – Swordfish.
Hutchinson controlled the pre-start and the Italian team was hot on the Swedish team’s heals throughout the race. Artemis Racing – White’s crew work was seamless and tactical calls were spot on. This win moved Artemis Racing - White into the Semi-Finals on Saturday.
Speaking about the Match Race, Skipper Terry Hutchinson said: 'It was not an easy or obvious race track but we were going fast. That was a really really good race.'
Two fleet races swiftly followed for the fans lining the shore along Marina Green. Good starts for both Artemis Racing AC45s in the second fleet race, saw Santiago Lange’s Artemis Racing Red place second while Hutchinson’s Artemis Racing White was third.
'This racing is awesome. It’s the best I’ve ever done in any boat. I’m so happy to be here and it’s really what sailing should be about,' said Artemis Racing’s Santiago Lange, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in the Tornado class who is making his ACWS debut this week. 'I’m still getting used to steering while looking around to see the marks and the boundaries and all the lights, but this is really great racing.'
At the end of the day, the Artemis crews are tied on points in the fleet racing, which continues tomorrow afternoon.
Results: 1. ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHILL (USA): 2 (10), 1 (12) – 22 2. ORACLE TEAM USA COUTTS (USA): 1 (12), 6 (6) – 18 3. Artemis Racing - Red (SWE): 6 (6), 2 (10) – 16 4. Artemis Racing - White (SWE): 5 (7), 3 (9) – 16 5. Team Korea (KOR): 7 (5), 4 (8) – 13 6. Energy Team (FRA): 4 (8), 7 (5) – 13 7. Luna Rossa Piranha (ITA): 3 (9), 8 (4) – 13 8. J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR): 10 (2), 5 (7) – 9 9. Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL): 8 (4), 9 (3) – 7 10. Luna Rossa Swordfish (ITA): 9 (3), 10 (2) – 5 11. China Team (CHN): 11 (1), 11 (1) – 2
Match Racing Quarter finals: Match 1: Artemis Racing -White d. Luna Rossa Swordfish Match 2: ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHLL d. Luna Rossa Piranha
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