AP Photo/Eric RisbergArtemis Racing of Sweden sails with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background during training for the America's Cup sailing event Wednesday

AP Photo/Eric RisbergArtemis Racing of Sweden sails with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background during training for the America's Cup sailing event Wednesday

Artemis ready to race in America's Cup trials

Artemis Racing is ready to sail in the America's Cup challenger trials nearly three months after crewmember Andrew “Bart” Simpson was killed in a capsize during training.

Swedish-based Artemis Racing will face Italy's Luna Rossa in the best-of-seven Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals beginning Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.

Artemis crewmembers know they're way behind Luna Rossa but are eager to see how they'll do aboard “Big Blue,” their new 72-foot, high-performance catamaran that was launched in late July.

Artemis has had only about 40 hours of training aboard the catamaran. It wasn't able to sail in the round-robins in July.

Simpson, a two-time Olympic medalist for Great Britain, was killed May 9 when Artemis' first boat capsized.

America’s CupArtemis Racing

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

The Port of San Francisco, which controls much of the The City’s waterfront, faces potential layoffs due to a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. 
Steven Ho/
Special to S.F. Examiner
In a financial ‘crisis,’ SF Port officials lobby for stimulus funding

Looking to right their financial ship, Port of San Francisco officials are… Continue reading

Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Faced with surge in shootings, Chief Scott reenvisions SFPD’s Gang Task Force

New Community Violence Reduction Team adds officers with community-policing experience

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and members of the orchestra were thrilled to be back inside Davies Symphony Hall on May 6 in a program for first responders featuring string works by Jean Sibelius, George Walker, Carl Nielsen, Caroline Shaw and Edward Grieg. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Symphony)
SF Symphony makes joyful return to Davies Hall

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts program for first responders and community leaders

Most Read