13 September 2016

Toulon Race Day 2: Artemis Wins Louis Vuitton ACWS Toulon (videos)

Merci Toulon !

The result is certainly frustrating for the crew that was so near to hang 2nd place. However, the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Toulon remain etched in the memories of the whole team. Thank you for your smiles, your encouragement and your messages. It was a pleasure to share a preview of the America's Cup. Video published September 11, 2016.

Toulon Race Day 2: Artemis takes the win  @LVACWSToulon | 35th America's Cup: "Late summer sunshine greeted the thousands of spectators who made it out in force to Toulon for Super Sunday at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Toulon, and it is Artemis Racing who leave France celebrating after taking the regatta honours. The Swedish challenger followed up an incredibly strong showing on Saturday, with a strong enough showing on Sunday, to celebrate another weekend victory in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series."

Race Day One in Toulon: Solid performance sets up Super Sunday:

Joe Newton says race day one has the team in a good position for Super Sunday. Published Sep 11, 2016.

Slingshot Slingsby head over heels for Toulon:

Helmsman Tom Slingsby slingshots forward in heavy conditions during training on Thursday in Toulon, France. No one on board was hurt. Published Sep 8, 2016

Overall Results after Toulon:
Standing - Team - Points
1Land Rover BAR - 437
3Emirates Team New Zealand - 420
4SoftBank Team Japan - 399
5Artemis Racing - 391
6Groupama Team France - 360

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series uses a high-point scoring system. The winner of each race scores 10 points, second place earns 9 points, third place collects 8 points, and so on. On Sunday, point scoring is doubled: 1st = 20 points; 2nd = 18 points; 3rd = 16 points, etc. The overall results reflect the total points scored across all races at all events to date.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 2017 America’s Cup and began in the summer of 2016. Overall ranking position in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series determines the starting points score of the teams in the America's Cup Qualifiers in 2017.

ACWS 2016 schedule:
Muscat, Oman,  Feb 27-28, 2016;
New York, USA – May 6-8, 2016;
Chicago, USA – June 10-12, 2016;
Portsmouth, UK – July 22-24, 2016;
Toulon, France -- September 10-11, 2016
Fukuoka Japan - 18-20th November 2016

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