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35th Americaís Cup: Artemis Racing confirms move to Morgan's Point
Bermuda, 4 June 2015 - From one ex-Naval base to another -

Artemis Racing confirmed today that it will relocate its team base to Morganís Point in Bermuda. Located in the islandís Southampton Parish, the eight and a half acre team site, situated on a 75-acre peninsula jutting out into the Great Sound, will provide the team with the perfect home to challenge for the 35th Americaís Cup.

ďWe are delighted to welcome Artemis Racing to Morganís Point. This is a very significant development for Bermuda with the team bringing their full operations to the island. Morganís Point is here to assist the Americaís Cup in any way we can, to help make this the best Event our shores have ever seenĒ, commented Craig Christensen, President & CEO of Morgan's Point.

Artemis Racingís plans are already underway to start developing its space on Morganís Point, with the team hoping to be fully operational there by early 2016. Mirroring the teamís current base in Alameda, CA, which once housed another type of flying boat - the US Navyís seaplane fleet - Morganís Point was also once a sprawling US Navy base full of seaplanes. Over the next few years, Morganís Point will under go major redevelopment.

ďOur sailing operations will be conducted in the Royal Naval Dockyard during the 35th Americaís Cup in 2017, and we are very excited to be a part of what will be a fantastic event. However, the size of this unique historical location at Morganís 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 teamís relocation to BermudaĒ, said Team Manager Iain Percy.

Commenting on the potential home advantage, Helmsman Nathan Outteridge said: ďThe 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 2017Ē.

Artemis Racing 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 Bermudan home.

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

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