Shirley Robertson OBE, Double gold medallist and TV Presenter

  CNN Mainsail – July 2013
13 July 2013

CNN Mainsail – July 2013

CNN Mainsail has followed the Artemis Americas Cup story since the beginning and in June this year was invited to their base after the tragic death of team member and double Olympic Medallist Andrew Simpson.

Shirley met a team where emotions were raw, where every day is hard for everyone and where Simpson’s death leaves an irreplaceable gap.

Artemis could have easily walked away from the Cup but this is not the route that they have chosen and as Shirley sees first hand they have embarked on a massive and ambitious build programme aiming to be racing on the bay in a few weeks time.

Key players in the team including skipper and Andrew Simpson’s best friend Iain Percy and CEO Paul Cayard talk openly and share the story from inside, sharing what gives them the motivation to carry on.