An iconic test that combines exceptional boats and history-filled water venues and is a rich subject of inspiration – high-level sailing means excellence, innovation, precision, technology and team spirit.
Artemis, built to win
The Artemis Racing team, representative of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, is currently taking part in the qualifying rounds of the 35th America’s Cup, the most prestigious regatta in the history of sailing. An immense technical challenge, a place of heroic adventures, a noble and historic race… words scarcely measure up to the America’s Cup, the oldest and most prestigious of all modern sporting competitions.
Taken home in 2013 by the Oracle Team USA, the America’s Cup will next be contested again at the regatta’s 2017 edition in the Bermudas. The Artemis Racing team must now become the official challenger: the team that will have the honour of facing off one-on-one against the reigning champions. To get there, the team will need to secure victory over five other professional sailing teams at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. Set the date for Toulon in September and Fukuoka in November to follow the action.
Having qualified for the final rounds, Artemis Racing was ultimately beaten by the Emirates Team New Zealand and was unable to challenge the winning team for the title in 2013. Now ready to race once again, Artemis Racing, who represent the Kungliga Svenska Segelsällskapet (the Royal Swedish Yacht Club), has a boat that’s been built for victory: it was designed by Russel Coutts, five-time winner of the America’s Cup.
Sailors of legend
To write his and his team’s name into the over-100-years-long history books of the America’s Cup, Torbjörn Törnqvist sought the expertise of experienced sailors, such as Iain Percy, the team’s tactician and technical manager, as well as Loïck Peyron, a member of the design team, and Nathan Outteridge, the skipper.
Driven by the same passion for the sea, Ulysse Nardin is more than a simple partner to the team: Ulysse Nardin shares its values. Godspeed, and fair winds, Artemis Racing!
A taste for victory
Founded in 2006, Artemis Racing is the realisation of a dream, that of Swedish businessman Torbjörn Törnqvist. An accomplished sailor and lover of the sea, he and his team first made a name for themselves at the Breitling Medcup, then shortly afterwards in the RC44 category, before finally announcing in 2010 their intention to take part in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.
This silver ewer was made for the Royal Yacht Squadron in 1848 by jeweller and silversmith Robert Garrard. It acquired its definitive name in 1857, on the occasion of the second edition of the America’s Cup.
Truly the Formula 1 of the seas, the new America’s Cup Class (ACC) yacht, which measures at 15m (or 49.2ft), is a development from the AC72s raced in San Francisco, retaining the wing sail and hydrofoils, which enable them to fly over the water at incredible speeds.
The Artemis Racing team is composed of 11 world-class sailors from all over the world.
When every second counts, excitement has a name
Introducing the Marine Regatta Chronograph, developed with the expert advice of yachtsmen Loïck Peyron and Iain Percy, brand ambassadors and members of the Artemis Racing team. In the test of skill, tactics and technical expertise that the America’s Cup represents, every fraction of a second counts.
Dedicated to competitive sailing, the innovative movement of this chronograph, crafted in-house, includes a patent-pending bidirectional countdown timer. When the countdown to the race begins, the two-way second hand of the chronograph ticks away the seconds counterclockwise until zero. And when the bang of the starting gun is heard, the second hand instantly starts moving clockwise to time the race. With this precise instrument, engineered to withstand the tough conditions of the America’s Cup, Ulysse Nardin has again demonstrated the values of challenge and technical expertise shared with the Artemis Racing team. Join us in cheering on skipper Nathan Outteridge and the rest of the team as they challenge the Defender, Oracle Team USA, winner of the 2013 America’s Cup, for the glory of victory on: artemis-racing.americascup.com or americascup.com/en/bermuda.