Structural failure for Artemis Racing
Published on April 4th, 2017
Hamilton, Bermuda (April 4, 2017) – During a practice session this afternoon, America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing’s development boat (T2) sustained beam damage whilst training. There were no injuries in the incident, and the yacht is back at the base. T2 is a modified AC45 the team uses to help train for the 49-foot America’s Cup Class yacht which will be raced in the challenger trials which begin in May.
Background: The 35th America’s Cup has attracted six teams (5 challengers and 1 defender) that will compete in the new 15-meter AC Class, with a series of qualifiers beginning on May 26, 2017 that lead to the start of the America’s Cup Match on June 17, 2017. Complete schedule.