A good start to the Championship for Artemis today with a 3, 5, 2. We had to wait for a while this morning for the Southeasterly seabreeze to fill in but when it came in, it built nicely up to 17 knots in the second and third races.

The race course just North of the America’s Cup Harbor was pretty open with no one side being favored. Artemis helmsman Torbjorn Tornqvist, working with bowman Andy Fethers, got us three good starts and that certainly helps.

The Russian team of Synergy had the best day winning two of the races and Quantum had the second best day with a win in the first race.

Matador is right there too. The points are very tight as usual in this fleet at this early stage.

Tomorrow is forecast to be a Northeast gradient wind which will make the water a bit choppy.

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The TP52 World Championship starts here in Valencia, Spain tomorrow (October 5). Artemis is here and ready to race in what will surely be a very competitive regatta. Nine boats are competing in the five day event which includes windward leewards and one coastal race on Thursday.

Today we had a breezy westerly out on the race track for our final practice session. Tomorrow’s forecast is for light sea breeze from the south east which usually comes in the early afternoon. So we may have a slight delay to the start of racing from the scheduled 1300 start.

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