Artemis Racing is a professional sailing team founded in 2006 by successful businessman and sailor, Torbjörn Törnqvist. In 2007, the Team won the MedCup circuit, then called Breitling Medcup, and the TP52 World Championship. In 2008, Artemis Racing entered the RC44 Championship, winning the fleet racing element in 2009 and the World title in 2011. Artemis Racing also competed in the Louis Vuitton Trophy match racing regattas against the world’s best professional sailing teams before announcing the Team’s challenge for the America’s Cup in November 2010, representing Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet (KSSS – the Royal Swedish Yacht Club).
Artemis Racing’s challenge for the 35th America’s Cup was a fresh start for the Team, which has already proven itself as highly competitive, tenacious, and resilient. The never-give-up attitude which saw Big Blue on the start line just days after her first sail has continued into Artemis Racing’s Challenge for the 35th America’s Cup, now with more determination than ever to take the America’s Cup home to Sweden for the first time. With utmost respect for the wealth of experience amongst senior members of the America’s Cup community, the Team recognised that the game has changed, and a new generation of sailors are leading the way both on and off the water.
“Winning the next America’s Cup will require new ideas and a new way of thinking, something the Team is confident to have. The collective passion, ability and expertise of everyone on the Team, means no detail will be overlooked when it comes to building the fastest yacht, for the best sailors. We are not content just to win the 35th America’s Cup, our long term goal is to dominate the America’s Cup arena for the next decade and inspire a new generation of sailors.” - Torbjörn Törnqvist
Artemis Racing is built upon a strong foundation of values, including the importance of taking care of the environment upon which the bases are built and the waters where the boats are sailing. The sustainable thinking goes hand in hand with the team’s Swedish heritage, a country where the environment is of high priority and the development of technology in the area is advanced. The Swedish heritage is also visible in the choice of clothing sponsor, Pelle Pettersson, a Swedish sailor, who himself was part of more than one Americas Cup campaign. The strong team, made up of some of the worlds most merited sailors, have all the resources and determination needed to put up a serious challenge to the reigning Oracle Team USA in the 35th Americas Cup 2017.