Juanpa Cadario: Update de Artemis Racing en Dubai y Miami

Update de Artemis Racing en Dubai y Miami

Fuente info Artemis

10 November

Team updates from Dubai & Miami
Louis Vuitton Trophy – Dubai

Today we finished our 3rd day of training against BMW Oracle Racing in their two boats. We have had three great days of sailing here in Dubai and for our team gaining confidence in these boats with our crew changes has been significant. Jimmy and his guys have been excellent training partners. Between the two teams we have pushed each other hard and had some really close situations, with plenty of umpire calls going each way.

Today was our lightest day on the water so far and it was a big learning curve for me. Jimmy reminded me about momentum on a couple of occasions. After coming out of the RC44s it’s a very different picture when the boats are 20 tonnes heavier.

We now will spend some time debriefing and learning from all the situations over the past three days. Tomorrow we will have a day off to rest and gather our thoughts!



Extreme 40 Training Camp – Day 4 – Miami
Greetings from Miami. It was another really great day with completely different conditions.

Today was light. Body weight in, no hull flying and LOTS of technique. Like any boat that you can muscle around and be physical in, the light air breeze presents lots of different challenges. You quickly pick up that any abrupt movement has a big impact on performance and feel on the boat. Figuring out how to prioritize the jobs and being smooth is critical.

Sounds simple but after about an hour of butchering our boat handling, coach Nick (Moloney), together with Freddy and Mark came along side. They were trying to be polite about how bad we were but soon put Sean and Andy in the chase boat and Mark and Freddy on the X40. Truby and I did a lap with Mark and Freddy onboard, while Andy and Sean watched closely from the chase boat.

The nine minute lap was worth it’s weight in gold as it quickly helped us prioritize on board. For the next two hours we did lap after lap, after lap. It was awesome! The day ended with 45 minutes of starting drills and then a 20 minute sail home rig-tuning.

All in all, a great day. Stand by for more comms. Another light air day is on tap tomorrow and we should be into more traditional sea breezes for the second half of the week.

Terry Hutchinson