• American Magic' AC 75 Flies For The 1st Time

    A proud day for our team following many months of design work, production and preparation. After raising sails for the first time,
    American Magic’s America's Cup AC75 foils across Narragansett Bay near Newport, Rhode Island.

    The IYRS 'Injection" into the 2021 America's Cup challenger, NYYC American Magic
    Kim Norton-O'Brien Sep 11 2019
    She's one of the fastest sailboats ever built, and very possibly the fastest. She's New York Yacht Club American Magic, and she's been built under a shroud of complete secrecy in Bristol, RI for over a year in preparation for the next America's Cup race.

    Ten students and alumni have been part of the build team - a rock star opportunity by any measure for these talented IYRS-educated yacht builders. After months of testing of her smaller prototype nicknamed "The Mule", the full size AC75 American Magic has officially been launched. Her on-water training will be rigorous, her build team ready to adapt on a moment's notice as she works her "magic" to win back the America's Cup in 2021.

    IYRS is an official Sailing Community Partner of American Magic, and our graduates share their experiences building her below!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: American Magic Is The Name started by Photoboy View original post