Artemis Youth Racing has high hopes for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, which will take place in conjunction with the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda this summer. Part of the team’s preparation for the event will include competing for a entry ticket to the World Match Racing Tour event in Sweden.

“Racing in Bermuda with this team is going to be a great experience and we are going to give all we have got for a top result”, says Gustav Pettersson, skipper of Artemis Youth Racing. 

After announcing the team for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup last summer, Artemis Youth Racing  had its first training sessions on board an AC45F last month.

“The first time out on the water with the boat was an awesome experience and I don’t think there are any boats quite like these in the world. We got a couple of really rewarding days of training and it feels like we have been a tight and hard working team from the start”, says Gustav Pettersson.

Several team members are also campaigning for the Olympic Games, so over the last couple of weeks the group has been split, with each sailor training on their own. In two weeks, they will regroup in Stockholm, for an  M32 training session  in preparation of competing in the Gothenburg Match Cup (May 12th - 14th), a qualifying event for the World Match Racing Tour event, Match Cup Sweden, in July.

“To win an entry ticket to Match Cup Sweden and to race at Marstrand would be fantastic because I have been watching the event since I was a kid and it is always one of the biggest sailing events in Sweden in the summer”, says Pettersson.

The youth team then travels to Bermuda for more training on the foiling catamarans before the start of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. For Gustav Pettersson, being a part of Artemis Racing has been a real eye opener.

“It’s been great to see the high level of professionalism in Artemis Racing and to understand how much time the America’s Cup sailors have put into their careers. It inspires me to work harder and my dream is to compete in the America’s Cup in the future”, he says and continues:

“We have a couple of busy weeks ahead but we look forward to racing in Bermuda. We are not in the race just to learn, even though it’s difficult to know what to expect from our competitors, I think we have a good shot at going far in the competition”.

The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup will be begin with a qualification round scheduled for June 12-16, 2017, followed by the Finals on June 20-21. The competing sailors are 18-24 years old. The teams competing in the America’s Cup this summer all have one or more sailors that have competed in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in the past. 


Artemis Youth Racing:

Marcus Anjemark, KSSS/ Rådasjön SS

Julius Hallström KSSS

Fritiof Hedstrom GKSS

Marcus Höglander GKSS/ Värmdö JS

Eddie Klemets Vänersborgs SS

Axel Munkby GKSS/ HjBK,

Gustav Pettersson, KSSS/ Sölvesborg OTS

Rasmus Rosengren KSSS/ Malmö SS


Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Teams:

Candidate Sailing Team, Austria

Team BDA, Bermuda

Youth Viking Denmark, Denmark

Team France Jeune, France

Next Generation - Team Germany, Germany

Land Rover BAR Academy, Great Britain

Kaijin Team Japan, Japan

NZL Sailing Team, New Zealand

Spanish Impulse Team, Spain

Artemis Youth Racing, Sweden

Team Tilt, Switzerland

Next Generation USA, USA