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Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Palma de Majorca Great day for Robertissima today! We won both races. It doesn’t get much better than that.After yesterday’s disappointing performance, we came out focused and determined.The wind was lighter and the race course trickier today. In the first race the left side paid and in the second race the […]

Palma de Majorca Today was the first day of the, 33rd annual, Copa del Rey, one of the Mediterranean’s largest regatta’s. I am sailing onboard Robertissima as tactician. Robertissima is a 72′ Vrolijk design IRC yacht. There are four others similar to us in our class. The Copa del Rey has 11 races on its […]

Coconut Grove No racing again today. Too little wind. We started race 5 at 10:30 and raced the first lap in a very light, fickle wind and then the committee abandoned the race at the leeward gate. Torben Greal had a big lead. There were 3 attempts at the restart once the sea breeze filled […]

Coconut Grove No race, too much wind today. We actually got all the way out to the start and were in the starting sequence when the race was abandoned. Good call as there would have been a lot of broken masts in the fleet. Two races are scheduled for tomorrow with the first one starting […]

Coconut Grove A front was expected across the south Florida area sometime this afternoon with large thunder storms containing lightening and hail. The forecast called for 14-17 knots of breeze from the south prior to the front. After a brief postponement to evaluate the situation, the Coral Reef Race Committee got the Stars out on […]

Coconut Grove Tough day on the race course for Rodney and I, definitely our worst race of the season. We were too conservative on the starting line and we did not seem to have enough speed to dig our way out of the traffic. The wind was 7 knots from 145 for the entire race. […]

Coconut Grove Light northerly winds were on the menu today on Biscayne Bay. The Race Committee held the fleet at the dock for an hour to allow the wind to fill. The race got underway on the first start. The northerly wind is fickle and streaky here. It is kind of like Shoots and Ladders. […]

Coconut Grove Well, it wasn’t the day we were envisioning but it came out better than it could have. At noon, with just 4 knots of wind from the southeast, the race committee began the starting sequence for race 1. The fleet was very concentrated at the right hand end of the line. The first […]

Coconut Grove The grand finale of Star Winter sailing, the 87th Bacardi Cup, starts tomorrow in Miami. 60 teams from 11 countries will be competing for the coveted trophy, which was first raced for in Havana. The competition will be tough with 7 World Champions and numerous Olympians amongst the fleet. The forecast for Monday […]

Coconut Grove No wind so no racing today. The results of yesterday stand so we finished second after losing the tie breaker with Reynolds/Haenel. It was another great weekend in Miami. We are all so lucky to be down here competing. Even though we are getting older, we love to compete! It is in our […]

Coconut Grove 30 teams from 6 countries showed up in Miami to compete in the Zag Masters. In order to enter the skipper must be over 50 years of age to compete in the Masters. Two races were held today in puffy and shifty 12 knots from the southwest. The race committee ran a course […]

Coconut Grove- No racing today. Too light winds. After a long delay, the race committee fired off one start. We got around first mark 4th then they abandoned. Wind was non existent. Walker Cup results as per yesterday. Next event is Masters next weekend. Paul

Paul Cayard - Star

Coconut Grove- 20 Stars competed in three races today onBiscayne Bay. The wind was 7 knots from the southeast for race one and built to 11 knots for race 3. As usual, Miami delivered perfect Star sailing conditions. I am privileged to be sailing with Olympic Gold medalist Magnus Liljedahl for this weekend. We started […]

Sorry I did not write any personal updates during this event. Just went and had fun! Paul America’s Cup’s Cayard Takes Miami Championship With Final Race Performance 25 Year-Old Boston Sailmaker Tomas Hornos Wins Final Race and Junior Title, Miami’s Diaz Leads Winter Series Coconut Grove, FL (January 13, 2014) – America’s Cup skipper and […]

Nassau, Two races were held today in 10-12 knots out of the east. Austin and I went into todays races at the back of the leader board, but had a good day and managed to climb up a few positions. We got off to a great start leading race 1 around the first lap, losing […]

Nassau- Three races were held today in perfect conditions, once again. East winds of 10-14 knots and bright sunshine made for another postcard day in Nassau. Austin and I got off to a good start with a fourth place in the first race of the day. We had a great start, good speed upwind so […]

Perfect Star sailing conditions were delivered in Nassau today. 8-12 knots from the east and sunshine made the sailing spectacular for this elite fleet. Four races were held on Montague Bay at the east end of Nassau, each about 40 minutes. With just 18 boats on the track, and all of them very good, the […]

I have spent the past three months decompressing from a difficult Americas Cup for me. Sometimes things go well and you are oblivious to those struggling. Fortunately, my previous America’s Cups and Around the World campaigns have been above average and ultimately very satisfying. This time was a struggle. We had early technical set backs […]

The 34th America’s Cup is about to get under way in San Francisco. At Artemis Racing, we have had our heads down, working hard to finish a new boat and wing in order to get back out on the water and compete in this event that we have worked hard on for three years. In […]

Artemis Racing is back to work. We will only race if our sailing team believes they are safe racing AC72s. This confidence will be dependent on many criteria, one of the most important of which is the new safety criteria and rules changes that the America’s Cup organizers and competitors will adopt. Regarding the accident […]

It is with immense sadness that Artemis Racing confirms the tragic death of crew member Andrew “Bart” Simpson today in San Francisco. Simpson, a British double Olympic medalist, was one of the 11-man crew aboard Artemis Racing’s AC72 catamaran which capsized during training on San Francisco Bay ahead of this summer’s America’s Cup. All other […]

Trapani, Sicily Perfect conditions for the final day of the RC44 championship here in Trapani. 14-18 knots from the north, fairly steady, nice waves and sunshine. Aqua had a great day and stole the regatta from Cereef. The two actually tied on points and Aqua won due to more wins in the series. Onboard Artemis […]

Only two races were held today due to thunder and lightening all around the area. The clouds generated strong winds in the 16-23 knot range from the northeast. In the first race, Artemis Racing sailed a pretty smooth race and we finished 2nd behind Cereef with Katusha 3rd. In the second race, we were battling […]

Trapani Three races today and onboard Artemis Racing, we were very consistent: 4, 4, 4 and moved up to 3rd overall with 37 points. It was not as boring as it sounds because at time we were near the back on the first leg and made some pretty big comebacks. The conditions were very good; […]

Trapani, Italy Four races for the RC44 fleet today in the Mediterranean Sea just off Trapani’s north shore. Winds were 7-15 knots from the north-northeast. The sun was out and it was a beautiful spring day. The first two races were quite shifty but for the second two, the wind steadied down quite a bit […]

Trapani, Sicilia, Italia Today was the first day of the RC44 event here and match racing was on the menu. The match racing is a rolling series throughtout the season-one day per event. A cumulative score decides the winner at the end of the season. Today was a challenging day wind wise but race officer […]

Magnus Olsson was a giant bottle of “Positive Attitude” that you could pour on anything and make it shine. For Magnus it wasn’t a matter of the glass half full or half empty. The glass was just full all the time. His personality and enthusiasm were magnetic. He was the center of gravity of every […]

Alameda, CA. November 3, 2012 – The launch of Artemis Racing’s first AC72 catamaran marks a major milestone in the team’s quest for the America’s Cup. Thousands of design and build hours came together today when the Artemis Racing AC72 was launched at the team’s base in Alameda. Barbro Osher, Consul General of Sweden in […]

San Francisco The AC World Series is over after the Super Sunday race amid the Blue Angels, the Blue Grass Festival the 49ers and the Giants. Today’s race was heavily weighted with 40 points for first place rather than the 12 points for the winner of the first 6 fleet races. Artemis Red got off […]

San Francisco Another spectacular day on the Bay of San Francisco. The Blue Angels were working up in the air and the America’s Cup sailors were working at sea level. It was a historical day too because I think that today was the largest crowd to ever watch a sailboat race in person. It would […]

A good Artemis day yesterday! First off, Terry Hutchinson and his team on Artemis White handily beat Team Korea in their quarter final match to advance to the Match Racing Semi Finals. Terry and the boys led the whole race and employed the “stay between the man and the hoop” strategy…jargon for mirroring your opponents […]

Another good day for Team Artemis out on the water yesterday. But this is not like any other regatta you have ever seen. First there is an air show with the Blue Angels doing Fly-Bys and crossing patterns at high speed, then large Navy cargo aircraft parading along at low speed followed by a 2 […]

Yesterday was the first day of the America’s Cup World Series, San Francisco. It was a true SF day. I can tell you as I grew up sailing in those conditions…foggy and 24 knots of wind on an ebb tide. Not for the pleasure cruiser. I am the tactician on Artemis Racing – Red which […]

A good Artemis day today! First off, Terry Hutchinson and his team on Artemis White handily beat Team Korea in their quarter final match to advance to the Match Racing Semi Finals. Terry and the boys led the whole race and employed the “stay between the man and the hoop” strategy…jargon for mirroring your opponents […]

Just a quick note to say that I went for a fast ride across the Bay yesterday. Alain Thebault, Jac Vincent and the team took me for a ride on L’Hydroptere. The pictures say it all! Photos thanks to Erik Simonson and Christophe Launay. Paul

– San Francisco (USA) Artemis Racing hit the water in San Francisco for the first time today with the team’s two AC45s. The boats were launched from the team base in Alameda at 1100 and sailed until 1600. The team will continue training for the next few weeks in the lead up to the America’s […]

Geneva Over 300 boats were on the starting line off the Societe Nautique de Geneve at 1000 yesterday for the 74th running of the Bol d’Or. It was a sunny day with Mont Blanc clearly visible, but there was little wind for the start. Artemis Racing was participating again this year with Torbjorn Tornqvist at […]

The D35 fleet was racing this past weekend on Lake Geneva. The three day event consisted of windward-leeward buoy racing on Friday and Sunday with the classic “long distance” race Geneve-Rolle-Geneve on Saturday. As usual, the winds were pretty light for the most part all weekend. The Artemis team tied for 4th place over the […]

I was in Stockholm today for a friendly regatta hosted by the 6M Class, part of the city’s week of celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee Chairman, Jacques Rogge and the King of Sweden headlined the regatta here in the city centr. A number of Olympic sailors took […]

Venezia Sunny but chilly day here on the Adriatic of the coast of Lido. It snowed in the mountains just north of here Tuesday night and the white hills are a beautiful backdrop to the racing here. Over 100 spectator boats ringed the race track to watch the fleet of 9 do battle in the […]