Artemis Ocean Racing have appointed Offshore Challenges to oversea IMOCA 60 campaign

Artemis Ocean Racing (AOR) has appointed Offshore Challenges to oversee the management of their existing IMOCA 60 sailing team and campaign. AOR will compete in various events this year including the Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week, the Fastnet race, and the double handed Transat Jacques Vabre – that starts in November.

Offshore Challenges is part of OC Group, owned jointly by Mark Turner and Ellen MacArthur who joined forces over a decade ago to further their sailing careers.

Further details on the full programme of events in 2009, a technical update on the boat, and confirmation of the team that will include Vendee Globe skipper Jonny Malbon, will be released in early May once the management handover is complete and the programme up and running.