Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final scheduled at 1:15pm today

Threats of wind velocity exceeding the allowed limits were cause for two news briefings this morning. After the second news briefing at 10:45am, Regatta Director, Iain Murray said (americascup.com), “Today is a going to be on the edge. It’s going to be a timed run between the wind getting stronger and us getting the race done in time. We’ve got a wind limit of 21.2 knots with the last part of the flood tide. And as usual, we’re expecting the breeze to increase during the day.”

Artemis Racing has self-imposed internal wind limits for the crew’s safety, so we will have to wait ‘on the edge.’ If there are more gentle winds, we will see:

Artemis Racing vs. Luna Rossa Challenge

Our friends at MojoSail.com shared this link with us to watch the race live:

The first to win seven (7) races moves on to face Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals. All races are scheduled to start at 1:15pm

Race 2  – Wed., Aug. 7 – Race 3  – Fri., Aug. 9 – Race 4  – Sat., Aug. 10

With less than ten days of practice compared to almost 80 days for Luna Rossa, Artemis Racing is the underdog, but continues to surprise us with their courage, perseverance and capabilities. Catch their excitement and watch their foiling in Loick-Cam’s video

Ginger & Parker waiting for their transport to Race 1 ofthe Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final

Ginger & Parker waiting for their transport to Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Final. They are looking forward to seeing those cats.