The Swedish team opened its base to the public to showcase their new AC45 - see pics and video footage

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Yesterday (Thursday 14 July) the Swedish team Artemis Racing opened its base and allowed media and guests to watch the procedure of the wing being mounted on the catamaran as well as the actual launch on the water.

Artemis Racing lifting the AC45 wing – Valencia, 14 July 2011 from Valencia Sailing.

Yesterday was the 3rd day of sailing for Artemis and their plan is to continue training until the 22 July before packing up and heading to Cascais, Portugal for the first stage of the America’s Cup World Series. The event starts on 6 August.

Artemis launch their AC45 – Valencia, 14 July 2011 from Valencia Sailing.

Images and video footage are courtesy of Valencia Sailing.