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    New York Yacht Club American Magic Announces Women's Team for the Puig Women’s America’s Cup 2024



    New York Yacht Club American Magic proudly introduces the groundbreaking women's team set to make history while representing the United States at the Puig Women’s America’s Cup, scheduled from October 10 to 16 in Barcelona, Spain.

    Among the half-dozen athletes on the squad are four Olympians, two former winners of US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year award, and a recent winner of The Ocean Race. Collectively, they bring to this challenge an unparalleled level of accomplishment and expertise. The six sailors are:

    Francesca Clapcich: Park City, UT
    Erika Reineke: Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Steph Roble: East Troy, WI & Miami, FL
    Helena Scutt: Kirkland, WA & San Francisco, CA
    Sara Stone: Marion, MA
    Anna Weis: Fort Lauderdale, FL














    "It's an honor to be selected for the American Magic Women’s Team and compete for the Puig Women’s America’s Cup,” said Erika Reineke, 2017 US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. "My teammates bring valuable experience from different classes, and we’re excited to learn from each other, work together, and maximize our potential. Training with both the American Magic Cup Team and the Youth Team is a great opportunity. We're one team, all aiming for the same final result in Barcelona."

    Guided by Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and President of Sailing Operations, and Coach Charlie Ogletree, NYYC American Magic has meticulously crafted a versatile lineup of extraordinary female sailors, many of whom excel in multiple positions.

    "After a rigorous selection process, we have assembled a strong sailing team with a blend of talent and experience. The development process, led by New York Yacht Club members Peter McClennen, Suzy Leech & Amy Ironmonger, has yielded impressive results," said Terry Hutchinson.

    The Puig Women’s America’s Cup is a momentous step forward for women in sailing, offering a unique platform to demonstrate their outstanding skills on high-performance boats. NYYC American Magic's Women's Team is honored to be part of this pivotal moment in the sport's history, and these remarkable women are poised to redefine the boundaries of competitive sailing.

    Suzy Leech, co-leader of the New York Yacht Club Women’s and Youth America’s Cup Task Force and a veteran of the 1995 America? America’s Cup team, expressed her pride and enthusiasm for the exceptional group of women, highlighting the team's unmatched dedication and passion for sailing. She emphasized, "Our goal is not just to compete but to win the Puig Women’s America’s Cup, illustrating that U.S. women can reach the pinnacle of this sport."

    About the 2024 Puig Women’s America’s Cup Regatta in Barcelona 
    Creating an electrifying pathway to the America’s Cup itself, the Puig Women’s America’s Cup is set to be some of the highlights of the 37th America's Cup in Barcelona, attracting the next generation of women foiling superstars who have the perfect platform to showcase their talents to the world. Alongside the established six America’s Cup teams, a further six entries have been received from Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Australia, with all the teams undertaking extensive selection trials to uncover future talent.

    Racing in the Puig Women’s America’s Cup will take place in the world’s most exciting new foiling class – the AC40 – all equalized with standard components in strict one-design monohulls. Skill, talent, perfect racing intuition, and dynamic foiling will see the very best rise through both fleet and match racing. "Maximum exposure is guaranteed, with The Puig Women’s America’s Cup Final between raced in the America’s Cup Match schedule and the next generation of women’s talent will be uncovered for the world’s longest-running international sporting trophy – the America’s Cup". The future is now.

    About American Magic
    American Magic is building the high-performance sailing franchise in the United States with a dual mandate to win the America's Cup and elevate sailing in America. Formed in 2017, New York Yacht Club American Magic combines two highly successful American racing programs, Bella Mente Racing and Quantum Racing, with one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world. All are united by a determination to regain the America's Cup, reconnect the American sailing base with the premier event in the sport, and elevate the quality of competitive sailing in the United States.

    About the New York Yacht Club
    The New York Yacht Club was founded in 1844 when nine New York yachtsmen met in New York Harbor aboard John Cox Stevens’ yacht, Gimcrack. A year later, the Club's first clubhouse was built in Hoboken, N.J. The Club’s Annual Regatta was first run in 1846. The Club was the keeper of the America’s Cup from 1851 to 1983, and it organized the first transatlantic race in 1866. The Club maintains two exquisite clubhouses, one on 44th Street in the heart of New York City, known for its Model Room and extensive nautical library. The second clubhouse, at Harbour Court in Newport, R.I., annually hosts some of North America’s most prestigious sailing events, including the Annual Regatta, Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, and the Queen’s Cup.
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