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The Louis Vuitton Cup 2013
For the LOUIS VUITTON CUP 2013  three teams signed their challenge. Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Luna Rossa (ITA) and Artemis Racing (SWE). ETNZ built 2 catamaran, Luna Rossa just one and Artemis Racing lost by an accident the first one and was at the beginning of the LVC without a boat, as the second one was not yet completed With the end of the mono-hulls, the LVC was put completely upside down In a short time 7 fantastic racing machines were built and developed. In a well-organized media program via websites and Youtube videos, a worldwide audience is constantly kept up to date September 2010 the defender Oracle  presented in a press conference the concept of the AC72 and the organization running of all events In summer 2012, the first catamarans of Oracle and ETNZ. were christened and launched In autumn 2012, Luna Rossa and Artemis followed. In the spring of 2013 ETNZ and Oracle introduced their second boats Artemis followed in July 2013, Luna Rossa improved continuously his first and only boat. The challenger sail in the San Francisco Bay, known for its strong stiff wind from May to September and a strong tidal current. There were set 5 Round Robins, spread over 15 days of racing. Since the participants could not agree on how they could regulate the exceptional situation of Artemis Racing, a program has been established with all 3 challengers. If Artemis could not compete, the opponent got 1 point when he sailed. ETNZ collected the points because the opponent did not compete. But Luna Rossa insised on formal disqualifications. The AC Racing Management did not publish Youtube Videos of these unopposed races July 7, 2013 Luna Rossa refused to sail because of the protest against the 2 points of the "Safety Regulations" and as the International Jury had not yet decided. ETNZ sailed and won a point. Results of the 5 Round Robins (RR 1-5) of 7 July to 1 August 2013 ETNZ: Reached 9 points after 13 Race and became the winner of the 5 round robins. The team took its right to use to skip the semi-finals and equal to sail in the final. Thus, the two last 2 days of racing were canceled. Luna Rossa: won 4 points of Artemis' disqualifications. Refused to sail  on the 7th July against ETNZ (see above) and lost 1 point . After two races against ETNZ the team was disqualified. Once as Luna Rossa reached the finish line. in a longer distance than five (5:23) minutes to ETNZ. The second times they sailed for more than 40 (43:6) minutes the staked course. Artemis Racing: launched the second Catamaran on the 22 July  but decided not participate at the last four theoretically possible races.  Sceduled LVC Semifinals 06 - 14 August / Best of 7/ 1 race per day Scheduled LVC Finals 17 - 30 August / Best of 13/ 2 regattas per day