Video: Collision Involving Artemis & Umpire Boat

October 18, 2015

Today’s [Oct 18] Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series was not without incident, with one mishap seeing Artemis Racing involved in a collision with a pink umpire boat.

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It caused the second race to be delayed for a few minutes, while the Artemis sailors scrambled to fix their vessel, however the Swedish team didn’t let the crash deter them, as they went on to race to victory in the second race of the day.

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Update: The AC said, “After a strong second place finish in the first race, it appeared Artemis Racing would be knocked out of the event.

“In the moments before the starting gun fired, the team ducked behind the Japanese boat, and as Outteridge turned up towards the line, he was confronted with an Umpire boat heading directly towards him. The closing speed would have been in excess of 25 knots.

“At that point we couldn’t go anywhere,” Outteridge explained. “He went straight between our bows but thankfully nobody was hurt. There was a serious amount of damage to our boat though.”

“In work worthy of an F1 pit crew, the Artemis Racing squad stripped off the broken bow sprit and the now useless Code Zero sail in record time.

“After a quick check for reliability and with less than two minutes to spare, the team was lining up for the next start. Incredibly, they blasted of the starting line with more speed than anyone else and won not only the start but the second race.”

Update: An additional video showing the crash from another angle

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  1. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    Universal language that everybody seems to understand…….

  2. Thank you says:

    Thank God it wasn’t worse!! Congrats Artimis (although I’m for Oracle)…Artimis you did great!!

  3. The Dark Knight Returns says:

    How unfortunate. Under the circumstances I am glad it wasn’t a spectators boat.

  4. marcusbmco says:

    Thank goodness it was an inflatable RIB !!

  5. PointGirl says:

    That was a nasty collision – thankfully no one was hurt, Well done “Team Artemis” for your recovery and ultimate race win !! Huge ‘congratulations’ to everyone involved in a massive day on the water. Bermuda – be proud – this was our weekend to shine and we did did it !! To the teams involved and all their ‘peeps’ – thank you for your vote of confidence. We Bermudians love a challenge and this weekend prove, yet again, we can ‘rise to the occasion’. This weekend was fun, fun, and then some !! Yaa Bermuda !

  6. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Bermuda water/road rash…back up and gone like a flash. Nobody seen it. Good! Heh heh.

  7. Triangle Drifter says:

    Bright pink umpire boat. Gotta love it. Only in Bermuda.

  8. Widget says:

    Spectacular day on the water, thank you for providing us all with a memorable day of sailing. Also glade to see no one was hurt.

  9. Dangel says:

    Team Artemis – displayed what they are made of – strength, endurance and resilience.

  10. WillSee says:

    I understand a Bermudian was steering the boat!
    A former commodore of the Yacht Club no less.

  11. Mark says:

    A genius maneuver by Artemis to lighten their boat minutes before the race disguised as a klutzy maneuver on the water.