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American Magic

American Magic
Career
Yacht club  New York Yacht Club
Established2017
Nation  United States
CEOJohn J "Hap" Fauth
SkipperTerry Hutchinson
Yachts
Sail no.Boat name
The Mule (AM38)
Defiant (AC75)
Patriot (AC75)

American Magic is an American yacht racing team formed to compete for the 36th America's Cup. They represent the New York Yacht Club.[1]

American Magic was eliminated from the Prada Cup semi finals by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli on Saturday 30th January 2021, after 4 consecutive defeats.

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History

America 1851, by James Bard

The team was established in October 2017 with the intention to return the America's Cup to the United States and the NYYC. Management consists of John J. "Hap" Fauth's Bella Mente Racing, Doug DeVos's Quantum Racing, and Roger Penske under the NYYC burgee.[2]

The Team name, "American Magic" refers to the first Cup winner, the yacht America of 1851, and the first defender, the yacht Magic, who won in 1870.[3] The America's Cup trophy was held by the NYYC for 132 years until 1983. The NYYC's reign was the longest winning streak - as measured by years - in the history of all sports.[4]

Dean Barker is helmsman, with Terry Hutchinson as skipper.[5]

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Competition

Schooner yacht Magic.

The Team first entered international competition on 15 January 2021 in the 2021 Prada Cup. On 17 January during the round-robin stage Patriot capsized while rounding Gate 5 when a gust of wind caught the sails causing the leeward running backstay to not release and preventing the mainsail from being eased. No crew was reported injured but the incident caused a large hole in the hull and for a time it was at significant risk of sinking. Hutchinson and Barker were onboard. Per race rules, Luna Rossa Challenge was awarded the victory.

The team returned to racing for the Prada Cup Semi-Final, but American Magic was eliminated from the competition by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli on Saturday 30 January 2021, after 4 consecutive defeats.

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Fleet

The team has two America's Cup 75 class (AC75) boats. The AC75 is a 75ft sailing hydrofoil monohull class specifically designed for the 36th America's Cup. The team also built an 'American Magic 38' (AM38) foiling monohull using a modified McConaghy 38 monohull , known as 'The Mule'.

club yacht name christening date builder notes
 New York Yacht Club The Mule' 9 November 2018 American Magic test boat[6]
 New York Yacht Club Defiant 14 September 2019 American Magic test boat[7]
 New York Yacht Club Patriot 16 October 2020 American Magic race boat[8][9]

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