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Mere days into the official 34th America’s Cup challenge period, the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) has thrown its hat into the ring, making it the second official challenger for the event, after the challenger of record, Club Nautico di Roma. At a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, officials with the KSSS and the Artemis Racing sailing team, which will represent it, outlined in
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Mere days into the official 34th America’s Cup challenge period, the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) has thrown its hat into the ring, making it the second official challenger for the event, after the challenger of record, Club Nautico di Roma.

At a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, officials with the KSSS and the Artemis Racing sailing team, which will represent it, outlined in detail how they hope to bring the America’s Cup to Scandinavia.

The Artemis Racing team is a well-established organization and a veteran of the Louis Vuitton series, the Audi Med Cup circuit and the RC 44 Championship Tour. According to Artemis CEO Paul Cayard, KSSS and Artemis have already been working on the challenge for several months, and the team is 40 percent complete.

Cayard added that American sailor Terry Hutchinson will be the team’s helmsman, and that Juan Kouyoumdjian will lead the design team. In addition to the America’s Cup regatta itself, set to take place in 2013, Artemis and KSSS will take part in the America’s Cup World Series, set to take place aboard a new class of 45-foot catamarans and begin in 2011. Cayard said Artemis Racing will build two AC72 catamarans in preparation for the final regatta.

“We have been orienting Artemis Racing toward the America’s Cup for more than a year. With much of the plan for the 34th America’s Cup now defined by the Defender, and an early start for the team, we have a tremendous opportunity to mount a winning campaign,” Cayard said.

“KSSS is honored to be alongside Artemis Racing for the next America’s Cup,” said KSSS Commodore Jacob Wallenberg. “This is an important milestone for the club and sailing in Sweden. It is also important for Swedish junior sailors, as a project of this magnitude will inspire them and provide excellent role models.”

Watch the official announcement made by KSSS officials at the November 8th press conference in Stockholm:

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