Luna Rossa Defeats Artemis in Race 2

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The two Alameda-based rivals in the Louis Vuitton Cup faced off against each other today in light winds in the second of a best-of-seven series.

For Artemis, the start was another good one, but the Swedes lost the race overall by 2 minutes and 6 seconds to Luna Rossa of Italy — a time difference very similar to that of Tuesday.

The Italian team’s 72-foot catamaran is able to lift out of the water and ride on hydrofoils, while Artemis hasn’t been able to do the same with its foiling boat, leaving it in second place for a second day in a row.

Race 3 is set for 1:15 p.m. Friday, giving both times a day to practice on the racecourse.

(Photo Courtesy of Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Janet Levaux