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Shrubb Hails Artemis Racing for Saving his Life

Peter Shrubb yesterday relived the moment he was nearly crushed to death during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series races in the Great Sound. Shrubb, who was officiating at the regatta, was on the umpire boat that ploughed into Artemis Racing’s catamaran during the pre-start of the second race on Sunday. While the Artemis boat suffered extensive damage, the collision propelled Shrubb between the two boats, and only his…

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Artemis Racing Win in Dramatic Style

Artemis Racing claimed a dramatic victory in the final Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event of the year. The team headed to Bermuda with plenty to prove, and after racing was abandoned on Saturday, three races were scheduled for Sunday. Team Manager and Tactician, Iain Percy, spoke of his relief after a trying few months. “I’m very proud of the team. We had a lot of pressure to perform.…

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IAIN PERCY TO TAKE ON MORRISONS GREAT SOUTH RUN

Iain Percy OBE to run 10 miles in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE  Double Olympic champion Iain Percy will take on 10 miles at the Morrisons Great South Run on Sunday 25th October, in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, a charity set up in memory of Andrew “Bart” Simpson. Lifelong friends and sailing partners, Percy and Simpson won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver at…

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AC35 Artemis Racing: Views on the Cup

Team principal Torbjörn Törnqvist and team manager Iain Percy outline their plans, their views and their reservations on the 35th AC. Cats, foils and wingmasts, shortly after the blueprint for the the next generation of America’s Cup boats was revealed, so the Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup was published. At first sight the broad message looked very similar to the 34th Cup in San Francisco where extreme sailing, high…

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Iain Percy: ‘My goals changed … all that mattered was to honour Bart’ – The Guardian

Double Olympic champion recalls the accident that claimed the life of his sailing partner Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson and how the America’s Cup may change for the better in his memory “Competition is all-consuming and it gives you a break from the issues and problems in your personal life,” Iain Percy says as he explains how he has immersed himself in a renewed sporting challenge after struggling to overcome the tragedy…

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Exclusive: For Ainslie and Me, Bart’s Death Is Bigger Than An Amazing America’s Cup, Says Iain Percy

Iain Percy has revealed that while Team Oracle USA celebrated their historic America’s Cup win on Wednesday night in San Francisco the man who played such a huge part in turning near certain defeat into victory only had thoughts for the late Andrew “Bart” Simpson, his great friend and fellow British Olympic sailor. Sir Ben Ainslie could have enjoyed the moment he had dreamt of all his life, being a…

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IAIN PERCY JOINS THE RC44 TOUR

Artemis Racing has consistently been on the podium of the RC44 Championship Tour for the past four seasons. Currently sitting on equal points with third placed Synergy, the Swedish team has announced their America’s Cup Team Manager, the two time British Olympic gold medallist, Iain Percy as their new RC44 tactician. Joining the team for the penultimate event of the 2013 season, it will be Percy’s first time racing in…

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AMERICA’S CUP 2013 IAIN PERCY ON THE ORACLE WOES

America’s Cup 2013 – After the Race 6 postponement the pressure is now really on Oracle Team USA for Races 6 and 7 to be sailed on San Francisco Bay today.  Ben Ainslie was on the boat yesterday, so there is all kinds of discussion on his likely role today. Here is an interview with a Iain Percy, the British skipper of Artemis Racing who know the Oracle campaign, the…

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