Team Artemis Debuts AC72 Wing

Will the early bird get the America's Cup? Artemis is the first to put an AC72 wing on the water, using an ORMA 60 trimaran platform to test the teams first attempt at a rigid sail. All photos by Sander van der Borch/Artemis Racing

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Artemis Racing lead design Juan KouyoumdjianSander van der Borch

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First sail with the AC72 Wing, Artemis Racing, 15-03-2012, Valencia, SpainSander van der Borch

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First sail with the AC72 Wing, Artemis Racing, 15-03-2012, Valencia, SpainSander van der Borch

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First sail with the AC72 Wing, Artemis Racing, 15-03-2012, Valencia, SpainSander van der Borch

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Skipper Terry Hutchinson and design team member Andrea AvaldiSander van der Borch

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First sail with the AC72 Wing, Artemis Racing, 15-03-2012, Valencia, SpainSander van der Borch

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First sail with the AC72 Wing, Artemis Racing, 15-03-2012, Valencia, SpainSander van der Borch

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First sail with the AC72 Wing, Artemis Racing, 15-03-2012, Valencia, SpainSander van der Borch

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Wing lift and load testing. Artemis Racing, 13-03-2012, Valencia, SpainSander van der Borch

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Skipper Terry Hutchinson at the helm of the ORMA 60 platform being used to test the wing sail. This gets the team around the prohibition about using a similar boat to the AC72 for testing. It also could be a sign of whether hull design or wing design will really play a larger role in winning the 34th America's Cup.Sander van der Borch
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Wing lift and load testing. Artemis Racing, 13-03-2012, Valencia, SpainSander van der Borch/Artemis Racing

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One of Artemis Racing's newer recruits, America's Cup and Volvo winner Curtis Blewett of Canada.Sander van der Borch