Terry Hutchinson to helm Artemis in Nice LV Trophy; Paul Cayard skipper
[Source: Artemis] Having just completed a successful season in the TP52 Class, Torbjorn Tornqvist’s team Artemis (SWE) is in the final stages of preparation for the Louis Vuitton Trophy to be held in Nice from November 7-22.
Artemis’ entry in the Louis Vuitton Trophy is the latest challenge for Tornqvist’s experienced team. In addition to its 2009 podium finishes at the TP52 Worlds and on the Audi MedCup circuit, Artemis is currently second overall on the RC44 Class circuit, that will conclude with RC44 Gold Cup from 25-29 November in Dubai (UAE).
“We’ve built a solid team and have enjoyed racing in the TP52 and RC44 classes to date. We are now looking forward to the Louis Vuitton Trophy – it is an excellent opportunity for Artemis to compete against the world’s best sailing teams,” said Torbjorn Tornqvist, Founder and CEO of Artemis.
Under the direction of legend Paul Cayard (USA) and Team Manager Jared Henderson (NZL), the team is comprised of sailors with extensive America’s Cup experience, including Terry Hutchinson and Morgan Larson (USA) who have joined Artemis as helmsman and tactician respectively.
Following on from the success of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series, which took place in Auckland earlier this year, the World Sailing Teams Association and Louis Vuitton are organising five regattas around the world in the next 12 months. The first will be the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice where eight teams will match race in a knock-out format.
“Artemis has been on a continuous path of growth in the sport of sailing over the past four years. The Louis Vuitton Trophy is a new challenge for our team. We have a lot of respect for all the teams that we will face in Nice and look forward to the opportunity to race against them,” said Paul Cayard.
Representing the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, Artemis will compete in Nice against the following teams: ALL4ONE (FRA/GER), Azzurra (ITA), BMW ORACLE Racing (USA), Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Synergy Russian Sailing Team (RUS), TeamOrigin (GBR) and Team French Spirit (FRA).
The Artemis crew for the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice includes: Paul Cayard (skipper/ strategist), Jared Henderson (team manager/pit), Terry Hutchinson (helmsman), Morgan Larson (tactician), Andy Fethers (bow), Phil Jameson (mid bow), David Brooke (mast), Craig Monk (grinder), Matthew Welling (grinder), Robbie Naismith (trimmer), Morgan Trubovich (trimmer), Ian Baker (grinder), Marco Constant (trimmer), Sean Clarkson (traveler), Kevin Hall (navigator), Magnus Augustson (grinder) and Rodney Daniel (runners).