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Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

"Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson’s team, the Swedish America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing is to try and take part in the elimination trials which start in San Francisco in four weeks, but they do not expect to be able to race until up to a month after that."

Artemis in race to make America?s Cup start line - Sailing - More Sports - The Independent

That is a bit confusing

They explain it better here:

America's Cup: "Eine störende und kolossale Pleite" - Sport*|*YACHT.DE

America's Cup: Artemis macht weiter, doch Chaos droht - Sport*|*YACHT.DE

You guys are going to have the "pleasure" to see ghost races, where a AC72 will have to compete against a non existent boat to qualify

"“We are working around-the-clock to get our new boat ready, in the water and to prepare our team to race” said Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing. "We still have a mountain to climb, but our plan is to launch our new boat in early July and get ourselves in a position where we can race by the end of the month."

That leaves just Emirates Team New Zealand and the Prada-backed Italian team Luna Rossa to take part in a reduced series of races which will be more like extended training sessions. It is expected that the tem with the most wins would have a direct line to the LV Cup final with, if Artemis makes it, the winner between those two also joining the final.


Race programmes for July and August have yet to be announced, hospitality plans are in tatters, and the event, which was billed as a spectacular summer of sailing for citizens of San Francisco and for visitors, needs a major injection of confidence."

Artemis in race to make America?s Cup start line - Sailing - More Sports - The Independent

How much cost a ticket for a "Ghost" race? It seems some were already sold and are quite expensive. Maybe the sell them at discount prices now

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