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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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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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