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  • Prada Cup Finals Are Here!

    Prada Cup Finals Are Here!

    For almost two weeks there has been one question that has been doing the rounds more than any other down here in Auckland. ‘Who do you think will win the PRADA Cup?’ With two challengers battling it out in the first to seven win Final to gain the right to take on the Defenders Emirates Team New Zealand, it’s an obvious and simple question. But it’s also one that triggers some of the longest replies as people work through the rationale of their decision in separating two teams th...
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  • The Bus Stops Here

    The Bus Stops Here

    AMERICAN MAGIC CONCLUDES CAMPAIGN FOR 36th AMERICA'S CUP Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli defeats New York Yacht Club American Magic 4-0 to earn a spot in the Prada Cup finals against INEOS Team UK. Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America's Cup, was eliminated from the Prada Cup Semifinal following a loss in the fourth race of the series against the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli of Italy. American Magic's participation ...
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  • Prada Flies To A Two Nil Lead

    Prada Flies To A Two Nil Lead

    PATRIOT RETURNS TO THE RACE COURSE BUT SUFFERS TWO LOSSES TO OPEN PRADA CUP SEMIFINAL Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America's Cup, took two losses against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli of Italy on the first day of racing at the Prada Cup Semifinals. Eleven days after suffering significant damage and nearly sinking during a Round Robins race against the Italians, American Magic succeeded in patching the hull of its AC75 racing yacht and r...
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  • Patriot 2.0 Up And Flying!

    Patriot 2.0 Up And Flying!

    AC75 PATRIOT BACK IN ACTION AS PRADA CUP SEMIFINALS NEAR Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, on Wednesday re-launched its racing yacht, PATRIOT, for the first time since a damaging capsize and near-sinking suffered by the team during a Prada Cup Round Robins race on January 17. After nine days of intense boatbuilding and systems work inside the team's base, the AC75 returned to the Waitematā Harbor roughly 48 hours befor...
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  • Patriot Back In The Saddle!

    Patriot Back In The Saddle!



    After 9 days of round-the-clock effort, and the massive support of so many here in Auckland,
    back home and around the world, PATRIOT is back in her natural element.











    The shore, production, design and sailing teams for American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America's Cup, are working 24 hours a day to get PATRIOT ready for the Prada Cup Semifinals, which start on January 29. The...
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  • Break Time For INEOS

    Break Time For INEOS

    INEOS TEAM UK jump to the PRADA CUP Final INEOS TEAM UK stays unbeaten after what was probably the closest race seen so far on the AC75s, with 9 lead changes throughout the nail biting race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. With that result, Sir Ben Ainslie’s team won their the fifth race in a row in the Round Robins. Upon finishing the ‘ghost race’ start successfully it took them to 6 points, enough to qualify directly to the PRADA Cup final. The Italian Challenger of Recor...
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  • Patriot Resolve

    Patriot Resolve

    SKIPPER'S PRESS CONFERENCE: TERRY HUTCHINSON ON PATRIOT'S CAPSIZE, RECOVERY AND NEXT STEPS Auckland, New Zealand - After a mostly sleepless night following the capsize and near-sinking of American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson answered questions for assembled journalists in Auckland, and additional press patched in via Zoom. QUOTES: On the local assistance: "We need to recognize the heroic effort by everybody in the Auckland commu...
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  • American Tragic

    American Tragic

    Auckland, New Zealand - After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage and coming close to sinking, American Magic’s AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat. “First and foremost, we are incredibly grateful and thankful that everybody is safe,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup. “The team did an incre...
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  • Jan 16th Prada Cup: Ineos vs AM

    Jan 16th Prada Cup: Ineos vs AM

    INEOS TEAM UK win Race 1 of Round Robin 2 Round Robin 2 - Race 1 Start: 1655 Port: GBR Stbd: USA Course: combination between C&D Axis: 211 Length: 1.58nm Current: 0.4 knots @ 337 Wind: 8-12 knots / 220 Winner: INEOS TEAM UK 4:59 As the sky opened up, the heating on the land showed hints of the ingredients for a sea breeze as the wind speed climbed slowly towards double figures. The wind direction had also changed slightly causing the race committee to delay the start of the rac...
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  • Jan 16th Round Robin: LR vs AM

    Jan 16th Round Robin: LR vs AM

    PRADA CUP RR1 – Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli vs American Magic Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli win Race 3 of Round Robin 1. Start: 1515 Port: ITA Stbd: USA Course: combination between C &D Axis: 204 Length: 1.8nm Current: 1.1 knots @ 336 Wind 8-14 knots / 225 degrees Winner: Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (ITA) American Magic (USA) DNF As Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (ITA) entered the pre-start area from the left hand side there were the first few signs that this would be a tricky race. Str...
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  • ETNZ's Hydrogen Powered Chase Vessel More Efficient Than Expected
    by Photoboy
    Emirates Team New Zealand Reach Range And Speed Milestones In ‘Chase Zero’
    Auckland, New Zealand - 11th May 2022




    Emirates Team New Zealand have been continuing the successful commissioning and testing of their hydrogen powered foiling chase boat ‘Chase Zero’ on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf since its launch just five weeks ago


    The team have now run Chase Zero for 36 hours of motoring so far and over 1042km (562.6 nautical miles)
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  • Slingsby Joins American Magic
    by Photoboy



    OLYMPIC AND AMERICA'S CUP CHAMPION TOM SLINGSBY JOINS NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC


    Pensacola, F.L. – Nearly a decade ago, Tom Slingsby helped an American team win the most prestigious trophy in sailing, the 34th America’s Cup. In 2024, he hopes to do it again. New York Yacht Club American Magic is pleased to announce it has signed Slingsby, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist and multi-class world champion, to its sailing team for its pursuit of
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    05-03-2022, 08:36 AM
  • American Magic Announces Core Team
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    NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC CORE SAILING TEAM CONFIRMED Newport, R.I. – Today, New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. sailing team challenging for the 37th America’s Cup, confirmed the initial core sailing team roster: Tom Burnham, Lucas Calabrese, Andrew Campbell, Riley Gibbs, Paul Goodison, Michael Menninger, and Dan Morris. Tom Burnham (Newport, R.I.) Tom joins American Magic as Head Coach. Tom has sailed on three America’s Cup teams, Young America, and twice wit...
    03-08-2022, 09:33 AM
  • Turning An Eye Towards A Land Speed Record
    by Photoboy
    Auckland, New Zealand - 20th February 2022 Some childhood dreams can become realities, others remain just that- dreams. For a 10-year-old boy growing up in Bendigo Australia, his childhood dream was to go faster than anyone else had done, powered by the wind. Speed has always been at the centre of Glenn Ashby’s existence, on yachts, motorbikes- or land yachts. The quest for speed has won him 3 America’s Cups, an Olympic Silver Medal and 17 World Championships in 4 different classes of boa...
    02-21-2022, 10:28 AM
  • Leadership Positions For American Magic Announced
    by Photoboy
    NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TEAM Newport, R.I. – New York Yacht Club American Magic is pleased to announce its leadership team as the program continues its investment in top talent and preparation for the 37th America’s Cup. The leadership appointments reflect a commitment to people who bring deep experience and diverse backgrounds and capabilities developed with lessons learned from the AC36 campaign. • Mike Cazer (Grand Rapids, Mich.) will ...
    02-17-2022, 10:07 AM
  • The Next Generation Begins Production
    by Photoboy
    AC40's IN PRODUCTION Just over 11 months since Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC75 ‘Te Rehutai’ crossed the finish line to claim the 36th America’s Cup, its younger sister class- the AC40 is already in production. While much of the world was having a well-earned break during the transition from 2021 into 2022 the 7 axis CNC machine at McConaghy Boats production facility was working 24/7 carving out the tooling for the hull of the new class. The AC40 hull shape is based on that of T...
    01-26-2022, 02:08 PM
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