In my earlier newsletter and blog post, I showed the dramatically different layout Artemis chose. While all three other teams put four grinding pedestals on each hull, Artemis opted for a central cockpit with two pedestals and two pedestals on each hull.
They have now removed their central cockpit, but they have lost the two pedestals – they still only have two pedestals on each hull. They did modify the hulls, adding two winches and a cockpit for a trimmer in each hull. This gives us some clues about what their boat 2 will look like when it launches (in late May?). More photos and details here. And see the original layout compared with OTUSA, ETNZ and Luna Rossa here.
On board the modified Artemis AC72. The cockpit and the two winches furthest forward are new. Watch their video of the modified boat sailing here.