Artemis Racing closes America’s Cup chapter in San Francisco
Published on June 4th, 2015
(June 4, 2015) – America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing confirmed today that it will relocate its team base to Morgan’s Point in Bermuda. This move will close the chapter on the 34th America’s Cup, as the Swedish team was the only team still at the San Francisco Bay venue, having kept their base in Alameda, CA.
Located in the island’s Southampton Parish, Morgan’s Point is an eight and a half acre team site situated on a 75-acre peninsula jutting out into the Great Sound, providing the team with needed facilities to prepare for the 35th America’s Cup.
Artemis Racing’s plans are already underway to start developing its space on Morgan’s Point, with the team hoping to be fully operational there by early 2016. Mirroring the team’s current base in Alameda, CA, which once housed another type of flying boat – the US Navy’s seaplane fleet – Morgan’s Point was also once a sprawling US Navy base full of seaplanes. Over the next few years, Morgan’s Point will under go major redevelopment.
“Our sailing operations will be conducted in the Royal Naval Dockyard during the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, and we are very excited to be a part of what will be a fantastic event. However, the size of this unique historical location at Morgan’s Point will enable us to relocate our full operational base to Bermuda much earlier,” said Team Manager Iain Percy.
“The Great Sound is a challenging place to sail, and the conditions can vary significantly from day to day,” Helmsman Nathan Outteridge said. “We hope that being based in Bermuda early will provide us with the best possible preparation ahead of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers in 2017.”
The team will maintain a small build facility in Alameda, CA.
More information can be found at www.ArtemisRacing.com
Source: Artemis Racing