America’s Cup Newport World Series Race Results
July 2, 2012
Coutts’ win over Spithill in the Match Racing finals in Newport made Artemis Racing’s title official. Artemis was crowned Match Racing Champion for the 2011-2012 America’s Cup World Series at the prizegiving ceremony on Sunday, July 1.
|Race Results:||Overall Points|
|Place||Team Name||Match Points||Fleet Points||Total Points|
|1st Place||Oracle Team USA Spithill||47||55||102|
|2nd Place||Emirates Team New Zealand||41||52||93|
|3rd Place||Artemis Racing||50||32||82|
|4th Place||Energy Team||38||36||74|
|5th Place||Oracle Team USA Coutts||39||29||68|
|6th Place||Team Korea||33||33||66|
|7th Place||Luna Rossa Piranha||26||26||52|
|8T||Luna Rossa Swordfish||15||16||31|
In the overall standings, Artemis Racing finished 3rd with 82 points behind Emirates Team New Zealand (93 points) in second place and winners ORACLE Team USA Spithill (102 points).
As with all ACWS events, the race for all the points is the Super Sunday fleet race. Challenging conditions saw plenty of lead changes today, but it was Luna Rossa Piranha with Chris Draper at the helm, who took the top prize. Artemis battled through the fleet but an incident at the second windward mark rounding, which later saw ORACLE Team USA Coutts penalized, dealt a tough blow to the team which was difficult to recover from. Artemis finished 7th.
Training and preparations for the 34th America’s Cup continue for Artemis Racing, meanwhile the next event is the RC44 Sweden Cup (July 18-22) in Marstrand followed by the America’s Cup World Series in San Francisco, August 21-26.