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Challenger Series

Team Artemis Racing skippered by Iain Percy takes practice before the start of race two of the Louis Vuitton Cup semi final against Team Luna Rossa Challenge (R) skippered by Massimiliano Sirena on August 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Team Luna Rossa Challenge won the race. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Artemis Down 0-2 In Challenger Series After 2nd Day Of Struggles

Like it did in the first race, Artemis slowed dramatically during its first gybe after turning from the reaching first leg onto the downwind second leg.

08/07/2013

Team Luna Rossa Challenge (R) skippered by Massimiliano Sirena in action against Team Artemis Racing (L) skippered by Iain Percy during race one of the Louis Vuitton Cup semi final on August 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Emirates Team Luna Rossa Challenge won the race. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sweden Returns To America’s Cup Action, Falls To Italy In Opener Of Challenger Semis

Rebounding from a shaky start and damage to its wing sail, Italy’s Luna Rossa sped ahead of Artemis Racing of Sweden to win the opening race of the America’s Cup challenger semifinals Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.

08/06/2013