Dean Barker and Team Japan have blown a 3-1 lead to lose their America’s Cup challenger semifinal series 5-3 to Artemis Racing.
The Swedish outfit will now face Team New Zealand in the challenger finals after finishing off Barker’s team on Saturday morning (NZT) on the Great Sound in Bermuda.
Artemis won three successive races on Friday to storm to a 4-3 lead in the race to five. They completed the comeback by winning the eighth race of the series when they overtook Japan, who had easily won the start, on the third leg and then kept ahead to win by 13 seconds.
The Swedish boat with an Australian skipper beat the Japanese boat with a Kiwi skipper!
Artemis look very good and unlike Team NZ, have beaten Oracle twice. I hope we become the challenger but it will be a tough fight.