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Paul Goodison Joins Artemis Racing
ALAMEDA, 28th October 2014 - Artemis Racing is pleased to announce its 7th Olympic gold medalist with 2008 Laser Olympic Champion Paul Goodison joining the sailing team.

Paul brings a wealth of Olympic experience to Artemis Racing, having competed at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games. He is also a former Laser World Champion claiming the 2009 title in Halifax, Canada.

Since the London Olympics, Paul has won the Melges 32 World Championships in 2012 and the Melges 20 World Championships in 2014, while also sailing in the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series with BAR. More recently, Paul has been developing his foiling skill set, training and competing in the Moth, claiming a respectable 12th rank in his first ever Moth Worlds earlier this year.

ďThe Americaís Cup is the pinnacle of our sport and Iím really excited to be joining Artemis Racing. Iím fortunate to have spent a few weeks at the team base in Alameda, and what has impressed me most is the incredible work ethic and culture within the group. The Americaís Cup finals are still almost three years away but with the buzz at the base, you would think they were next week. I took part in the teamís recent foiling camp, and it was great to be working alongside Nathan and Iain and the amazing talents here at Artemis Racing.

Iím looking forward to working with this incredible team on our quest to win the 35th Americaís CupĒ commented Paul.

Team Manager Iain Percy said ďPaul is a tremendous sailing talent and light wind specialist, which will be a key skill in San Diego or Bermuda. He is a complete professional, but more importantly, Iím confident he will fit straight into the culture that we have created at Artemis Racing. His recent experience sailing Moths will also be invaluable as we work to develop and build the most advanced Americaís Cup yacht in history."

Paul joins the team primarily as a Helmsman but will also work in a number of other roles depending on the sailing and testing program.

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