Artemis: How To De-Rig An AC72
Thursday marked Artemis Racing’s second day on the water, testing their brand-new AC72 catamaran.
We caught up with the Challengers of Record as they came back to their base in Alameda, and got these snaps:
Artemis entering Alameda Point
Artemis Base on Alameda
A look at Artemis curved daggerboards
Artemis gets nudged toward base
Some poor soul goes aloft for the windex, and to hook up hoist lines
Counterweight to keep the mast vertical is sent over from shore
Soft sails shlepped ashore
Ready to pull the wing
Tack and clew attached to dollies, wing is lowered to horizontal
Dolly ready for head of wing, then it’s off to the hangar
Artemis AC72 hulls alongside dock, waiting for lift-out
It’s quite a show, and easy to see – keep an eye on what Artemis is up to, and you can head down to Alameda Point and watch, too.
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