Video: Artemis Racing Moving To Morgan’s Point

June 4, 2015

[Updated with video] Swedish America’s Cup team Artemis Racing confirmed today [June 4] that it will relocate its team base to Morgan’s Point in Bermuda, saying they “look forward to becoming part of the local community in their new Bermudian home.”

Craig Christensen, President & CEO of Morgan’s Point, said: “We are delighted to welcome Artemis Racing to Morgan’s Point. This is a very significant development for Bermuda with the team bringing their full operations to the island. Morgan’s Point is here to assist the America’s Cup in any way we can, to help make this the best event our shores have ever seen.”

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Artemis Racing’s plans are already underway to start developing its space on Morgan’s Point, with the team hoping to be fully operational there by early 2016.

Mirroring the team’s current base in Alameda, CA, which once housed another type of flying boat – the US Navy’s seaplane fleet – Morgan’s Point was also once a sprawling US Navy base full of seaplanes. Over the next few years, Morgan’s Point is scheduled to undergo major redevelopment.

“Our sailing operations will be conducted in the Royal Naval Dockyard during the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, and we are very excited to be a part of what will be a fantastic event,” said Team Manager Iain Percy.

“However, the size of this unique historical location at Morgan’s Point will enable us to relocate our full operational base to Bermuda much earlier. We would like to thank ACBDA and Minister Gibbons for their support, which has been central to the team’s relocation to Bermuda”, added Mr. Percy.

Commenting on the potential home advantage, Helmsman Nathan Outteridge said, “The Great Sound is a challenging place to sail, and the conditions can vary significantly from day to day. We hope that being based in Bermuda early will provide us with the best possible preparation ahead of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers in 2017”.

Artemis Racing said they have been “overwhelmed by the support from the people of Bermuda during their recent training camp there, and look forward to becoming part of the local community in their new Bermudian home.”

The team will maintain a small build facility in Alameda, CA.

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  1. Ahoy there! Welcome to Bermuda…I, (along with countless others) do look forward in seeing you in the Great Sound, “doing your thing.”

  2. Commodore JB of BBIRYC says:

    This is fantastic news. As someone who has been involved in yachting for a number of years, I am over the moon. BBIRYC has a number of events planned so stay tuned and let’s show Team Artemis a real Bermuda welcome.

  3. sage says:

    Guess that means no Hotel then?

    • Lois Frederick says:

      8.5 acres out of 75 acres. Hotel plans are currently in Planning. Why the negative stance?

  4. Unbelievable says:

    Amazing. And with the internship programme coming along soon that means more people coming to Bermuda!

    Now is a real good time to own property in Bermuda.

  5. Lois Frederick says:

    Fantastic news! Welcome to Bermuda!

  6. TonyC says:

    And well done to Government, W&E and many, many local contractors for doing such a great job in clearing the site.

  7. James says:

    Maybe the hotel will have to be these. I can’t see a hotel being built in 2 years but these could be here in a couple of weeks.
    http://www.psfk.com/2012/04/shipping-container-hotel-rooms.html

  8. overboardhope says:

    Welcome, and aren’t we lucky.

  9. Eve says:

    A little blunder from Nelson: British flag!

  10. BermudaD says:

    Fantastic!

    Welcome to Bermuda!!!!

  11. MAKE MY DAY says:

    Where are my “Kiwis” going??? Time for them to win this “cup” back – that they had in their pocket in San Francisco!!