Marcha 20, 2018

Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

18 Junio 2017, 01:14 | Gerardo Tarin

The victor of the best of nine series will go on to challenge Oracle Team USA for the America's Cup.

Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge hailed his side's comeback from 3-1 down.

Land Rover BAR's first Challenge for the America's Cup ended on the Great Sound, Bermuda, at the Play-off Semi Finals stage of the competition.

Team New Zealand lead 3-1 in the first-to five contest.

Going into the last day of the Qualifiers last Saturday June 3 Emirates Team New Zealand were leading Defending Champion Oracle Team USA by 1 point with a head to head race between the two teams to play.

But Artemis and Outteridge were soon hunting them down, and the Swedes seized control when Outteridge's overtaking maneuver allowed them to pull clear on the third leg after Japan tacked poorly.

"We're absolutely stoked", Outteridge said shortly after clinching the win.

Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Peter Burling, capsizes.

But after making a crucial error in the first race and allowing New Zealand to get past them, Artemis Racing sailed a near ideal race in their second encounter to level the series.

Helmsman Burling, an Olympic gold-medallist, was bullish in Bermuda and said his Kiwi outfit would've won regardless of Outteridge's slip.

"Once I resurfaced I looked up and sort of made a little prayer and wished the guys best of luck, and hoped they made the cross and could make a couple of gybes, but it's pretty hard, when any person goes overboard, to get these boats around the track". And as Glenn Ashby said: “We went down the mine.”.

"I was really proud of the way the team sailed today and the way we approached the whole series", Ainslie said. He helped Oracle Team USA rally from an 8-1 deficit to win eight straight races against Team New Zealand in 2013 to retain the oldest trophy in global sports.

Outteridge timed his start to perfection in the second race and held off Japan to win by 28 seconds.

"I don't think the wing will be a big issue at all", skipper Ben Ashby said.

Artemis Racing was a new syndicate four years ago but was devastated when Simpson was killed when its 72-foot catamaran broke apart during a training run in May 2013.

New Zealand's chances of fixing their boat are "more hopeful than first thought", says the New Zealand Herald.

SoftBank Team Japan hit something shortly after leaving its base for the race course.

Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

US Open - the story of the third round
The 25-year-old Matsuyama, ranked No. 4 in the world, birdied six of his first eight holes in the second round. He needs to finish the job today. "With where I was hitting it", he said with a smile, "I wasn't in the way".

Doctor: Scalise Faced 'Imminent Death' When He Arrived
The FBI said yesterday that it believed Hodgkinson was living out of his van in Alexandria. He said Republicans were on the field, shortly before the gunman began shooting at them.

Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House
It's likely to be overshadowed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' public appearance at a Senate intelligence committee hearing. Trump has suggested there might be tapes of his encounters with Comey; Comey said last week that "lordy" he hopes there are.

Gillespie wins Virginia Republican nomination
In November, he will face one of three Republican members of the General Assembly who are vying for their party's nomination. The other state choosing a new chief executive is New Jersey, more often than not a solidly Democratic state.

Chelsea lining up a move for ex-Barcelona boss
The report points to Thomas Tuchel, who recently ruled himself out of the Southampton job after leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.

76ers and Celtics agree to deal for No 1 pick
The Pacers have made clear that Paul George isn't on the block at this point, and it'd take more than the pick just to get him. However, none of them are notably better than the other and one of them will be available at No. 4 overall draft pick.

Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
May on Friday announced a 5 million pound ($6.4 million) fund following meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The Prime Minister also said there had been "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information.

London tower block inferno: What we know
People must be rehomed "at the earliest possible opportunity and we should aim to do this within three weeks at the latest". A £5 million Grenfell Tower Residents' Discretionary Fund will be available to those who had to flee their homes.

Fleetwood pictures changed life with Open win
Provided the rain stays away, Brandt Snedeker believes the course will get dry and fast enough to create a little more separation. The USGA has a history of pushing the envelope when setting up courses for the USA championship. "So, I am a pretty happy man".

May admits London fire response 'not good enough'
Families searching for their loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters in a desperate search for information. Residents' voices must be heard in the public inquiry and funds will be made available for their legal representation.