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Huge crowds lined the Grand Canal in Venice this afternoon for the Arzanà’s City of Venice Trophy race. With more than 25 knots of breeze it was fast and furious racing for the

Geneva Today was the final day of a great weekend of racing on Lake Geneva. We sailed four great races to go with the previous ten, for a total of 14 races. The winds today were again in the 10-12 knot range with gusts to 16 at times. Artemis Racing had a pretty good day […]

A much better day today onboard Artemis Racing as we moved up into third place overall. It was a long day on the water with six races in 12-18 knots of wind from the Southwest. We were much more consistent in our speed and handling of the boat and this gave us scores of 3, […]

Today was the beginning of another season in the D35 Class here on Lake Geneva. This first regatta, Grand Prix Les Ambassadeurs, is part of a series of regattas called “The Vulcain Trophy”, which includes the Bol d’Or in June. Artemis finished 4th last season and we were excited to get back out there this […]

Artemis Racing win Match Racing Championships There was a lot on the table this morning at the America

Rain, rain, rain and lighter air conditions were the order of the day in Naples as the third day of the America’

A great day for racing in Napoli. The America’s Cup World Series was in full flight today with match racing and fleet racing. The winds were 8 to 12 knots from the West and there was a bit of cloud around. The rain stopped for exactly three hours and those were the three hours of […]

Artemis Racing, Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup, will begin training tomorrow in Naples(Italy) for the fourth America’

Only one race today, after a lot of waiting. New wind direction, but just as tricky as all the other days. We had a good race and finished 4th. Nothing changed in the results since yesterday for the top three teams which meant TeamAqua won the event, the French on Aleph were second and Artemis […]

Less wind, more shifts. 40 degrees was the average. Four races were held in 8-12 knots more or less from the north. The scores will show it was very tough day for all teams but Aqua who were on fire all day. They had three wins and a third! Onboard Artemis, we had a pretty […]

A bit less wind today but a lot shiftier. 30 degree wind shifts were the norm on the race course which is in the lee of the island. This makes for a tough day for tacticians. Three races were completed. Team Aqua, one of the top teams in the RC44 Class, showed how tough it […]

It was forecast to be breezy and it was. Just one race was held today in 16-22 knots of wind. I am filling in for Morgan Larson this week as tactician on Artemis. It is a nice opportunity for me to sail with my boss, Torbjorn Tornqvist. After a few delays due to difficulty in […]

Artemis Racing is preparing its two AC45s for an upcoming training session in Valencia. In November, we bought a second AC45 in order to create a competitive environment in-house. The two AC45s will enable us to train in the same manner as Oracle Racing currently trains, and as will Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) and […]

Three races were held today on San Diego Bay in 10 knots of wind and flat water. Now in the third event of this series, the fleet is getting much more competitive resulting in closer racing and lots of mixing of the results. The top team after three races is the French Team Energy with […]

At the inaugural ceremony this evening in San Diego, Paul Cayard was among 15 sailing greats inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Having started sailing at the age of seven, Paul Cayard has become one of the best known American sailors of his time. A seven-time world champion, two-time Olympian, Round the World […]

Rovinj Two races were held today in 6-7 knots of wind and the Artemis/Katusha team had a good day. Artemis had a 1, 2 and Katusha had a 5, 1. Artemis moved up to second place for the regatta behind Aqua who did just what they had to do to seal their first place. Cereef […]

Three races were held today for the RC44 fleet in light winds topping out at 7 knots. Aqua continued their form from yesterday maintaining their lead in this regatta. Cereef is keeping consistent and is second overall. Aleph and Oracle had good days and are tied for third. Artemis had a pretty good day with […]

Rovinj The perfect weather allowed the Race Committee to serve up 4 races again today here in Rovinj. The bright sunshine and 10 knots sea breeze made for a perfect day of racing…third in a row really. And the forecast is for the conditions to remain the same through the end of the event on […]

Rovinj 4 races were held today in 6-13 knots. Artemis had a good day. Katusha had a bad day. For complete results go to www.rc44.com

Rovinj, Croatia First, this place is beautiful. I was last here in 1990 for the ACI Match Racing Regatta. The town is charming, the water perfectly clear, and the locals are very friendly and happy to host this international competition. Today was the Match Racing day of the event. The technical committee decided to shorten […]

The D35 season came to a close today here in Antibes. The wind gods were a lot more pleasant to the fleet today providing 6-11 knots of wind which allowed for four races. Artemis Racing had some up and down scores and finished 5th in the event. This was two positions better than Velti Group […]

Antibes No wind, no racing. Went for a nice run this morning and going to have dinner with my cousins in Mougins tonight. Hoping for wind tomorrow. Paul

Antibes The final regatta of the D35 season started Thursday in Antibes. At the end of Friday the fleet has raced four races, all of them in very light winds. In the second race of Thursday we started in 5 knots of wind and finished in 2 knots of wind. Onboard Artemis, we struggled yesterday […]

Good sailing conditions were served up today in Marstrand. With 10-15 knots of wind from the South, Peter Reggio was able to get three races in for the RC44 fleet. Neither Artemis Racing nor Katusha had a very good day which capped off not a very good regatta for us. Artemis finished 8th for the […]

30 knots winds and 3 meter seas were waiting for the fleet this morning and forced race officer Peter Luigi Reggio to hold the fleet ashore until 1400. Thereafter, two nice races were sailed. The first in 15 dropping to 10 knots and the second in 10 to 8 knots. The forecast had the wind […]

It was a wet and dreary day weather wise but there was a bit of wind and the Petter Reggio and his race committee managed to get in three good races. Katusha and Artemis both had two scores in the first two races. Katusha with a 3, 2 and Artemis with a 4, 5. The […]

The fleet racing portion of the event got underway today. Unfortunately the wind was very fickle and only allowed for one very light wind race. There was an abundance of sunshine though which made for a pleasant day. Artemis Racing with Torbjorn Tornqvist at the helm sailed a great first windward leg and first run […]

Good sailing conditions were served up today for the first day of racing here in Sweden… 11-16 knots and an oscillating breeze from 170-210. Skies were overcast and even some rain this morning. 7 flights were held but for most that means 4 races and the fleet has now grown to 16 boats and only […]

The first racing of the new America’s Cup is now in the record books. In yesterday’s only and final race, there were three lead changes, the top boat speed was 24 knots, the course had 6 legs, and the race took 40 minutes and was within .5 miles of the shore. Everything that had been […]

Today was the final shakedown for the nine teams competing in the first America’s Cup World Series regatta, which starts tomorrow and runs through 14 August in Cascais, Portugal. In a steady 8-15 knot breeze, Artemis Racing lined up against the competition for three short practice fleet races. It was just a glimpse of what […]

Our team has been training on our AC45 here in Valencia for a week now. I went out yesterday and joined them onboard in 18-22 knots of wind. It was quite a ride! 27 knots was the top speed of the day and 20-24 knots is normal downwind speed in those conditions. Our coach, Andrew […]

Excellent day for both Katusha and Artemis Racing. Katusha with scores of 3, 3, 1 tied for best boat on the day with Oracle. So, Katusha moved up to 6th for the regatta. Artemis Racing had a very good day also with scores of 2, 5, 3 and that moves them up to second place […]

Well, the good fortune of Katusha fell a bit today but Artemis Racing held up well with scores of 8, 3, 3 and now lies third in the regatta with 31 points. The wind dropped considerably from the last two days. This made the racing much tighter. We got three races in before the wind […]

The Mistral was in again today as expected. The race committee announced this morning that they would only attempt two races and that is what we got in. The first races featured 18-23 knots of wind, while the wind came up to 25 knots for the second race and even 28 knots at the finish. […]

Another great day for Artemis Racing/Katusha. It was a full 25 knot mistral on the race course and two races of the planned three races were held as most of the newer boats in the fleet suffered some sort of damage. The fleet has now grown to 15 boats which makes for very interesting and […]

Great day for Artemis Racing. Both Artemis and Katusha won all their matches today, four wins for Katusha and three for Artemis. This puts Katusha in a tie with TeamAqua for first place at this event and Artemis in a tie with ORACLE for third place. Not sure at this time how the ties will […]

Geneva, It was a pretty fast race this year as a strong south westerly breeze pushed the fastest boats, the D35’s down to the east end of the lake in 2,5 hours, right on record time. However the way back was slower as the wind died in a few spots. Over 500 boats started this […]

Geneva, Artemis Racing had two excellent scores in the first two races of the day with a 2, 4 and had taken the lead in the regatta. At the first mark of the third race, Okalys, crashed into us while on port tack and that ended our day. As we were on starboard tack, we […]

Geneva, Switzerland I did not realize that yesterday’s Geneve-Rolle-Geneve was a stand alone race and counts in the season championship as a regatta, same value as the first two regattas were we finished 3rd and 5th respectively. So after yesterday’s 2nd place, Artemis Racing was tied for first place in the season with Foncia and […]