Emirates Team New Zealand used sharp crew work to defeat Artemis Racing and become the Challenger against Oracle in the America's Cup Match. Artemis continued to be plagued by bad luck, losing helmsman Nathan Outerridge overboard at a crucial moment in Race 3 on Saturday 10 June.
Nathan Outerridge lost his footing and slid overboard during a tack near the windward gate on Leg 5 in Race 3 on the first day of the America's Cup Challenger Playoffs. Artemis had led down the previous downwind leg, and then traded the lead on the last upwind leg. After losing Outerridge overboard, Iain Percy steered for a while before calling to Luke Parkinson to take the helm. Parkinson steered through the gate rounding and the first gybe, but it was clear Artemis would have no chance to catch the Kiwis.