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    American Magic Is The Name

    New York Yacht Club and Bella Mente Quantum Racing to Compete as "New York Yacht Club American Magic" in their Challenge for the 36th America's Cup

    NEW YORK, March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Yacht Club and Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association ("BMQRA"), today announced they will compete under the name "New York Yacht Club American Magic" ("American Magic") in their challenge for the 36th America's Cup to be held in New Zealand in 2021.

    Philip Lotz, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, said, "'America'" was the first boat to win the America's Cup in 1851. 'Magic' was the first boat to defend the Cup in 1870. American Magic builds on the legacy of those two yachts, and the name embodies the mission of our campaign, which is to win the Cup and in the process build the foundation for a stronger competitive sailing culture in the United States. The New York Yacht Club is very excited to be part of this campaign and the legacy we are striving to create."

    Over the coming months, American Magic will continue assembling a team of top sailing talent, and best-in-class designers and engineers to best position it to bring the America's Cup home to the United States and the New York Yacht Club. As it builds its world class team, American Magic will continue to leverage its partnerships with US Sailing and Oakcliff Sailing to develop the next generation of American sailors, reenergize the passion of fans and make the America's Cup relevant to the broad base of American sailing.

    Hap Fauth, CEO of American Magic, said, "On behalf of Doug DeVos, Roger Penske and all the members of our team, it is an honor to represent the New York Yacht Club, its membership and the American yachting community in the 36th America's Cup as American Magic. Under this proud name, we are focused on creating an America's Cup culture in American sailing, and with our partnerships, we are engaging with the grassroots to increase the competitiveness of our sailors, and working to engender the kind of excitement the America's Cup previously enjoyed in the United States. We're not just racing to bring the Cup back to America, we're racing to bring American yachting back to the Cup."

    Doug DeVos, Principal of American Magic, said, "As an avid sailor and passionate supporter of the NYYC, I'm thrilled to be a part of such an extraordinary team. Over the years, we have worked hard to promote sailing in the United States and inspire the next generation of sailors to compete at the highest levels of our sport. It's an honor and privilege to be a part of American Magic's challenge to bring the America's Cup back home."

    American Magic's design team is actively at work planning for the first of two AC 75 class boats, and preparing for the publication of the AC75 Class Rule at the end of March. At the same time, the American Magic's sailing team is currently training in Long Beach, Calif., for the Ficker Cup, which is the qualifier for the Congressional Cup. The team expects to establish its primary base in Newport, R.I., later this spring.

    About the New York Yacht Club
    The New York Yacht Club was founded in 1844 when nine New York yachtsmen met aboard John Cox Stevens' yacht and a year later its original clubhouse was built in Hoboken, N.J. The Club's Annual Regatta was first run in 1845. 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, on 44th Street in the heart of New York City, known for its Model Room and extensive nautical library, and Harbour Court in Newport, R.I., which 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.

    About New York Yacht Club American Magic
    Formed in October 2017 by Bella Mente Racing, Quantum Racing and the New York Yacht Club, American Magic brings together two highly successful racing programs with one of the foremost yacht clubs in the nation, all with the shared vision of launching a campaign for the 36th America's Cup competition, reconnecting the American sailing base with sailing's premier event and elevating the quality of competitive sailing in the United States. The syndicate intends to develop and support a team that will participate in the America's Cup competition and the Challenger Selection Series competitions that lead up to it. American Magic is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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    And Dean Barker is helmsman.........

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    American Magic Declares Team Members

    New York, N.Y. - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. sailing team
    challenging for the 36th America’s Cup has announced an initial roster of 17 sailors who
    will train and compete with the team. The accomplished group includes nine Americans
    and sailors from four other nations. The 36th America’s Cup will take place in March
    2021 off Auckland, New Zealand.

    “We’re excited to announce the names on our current sailing team, and continue the
    process of building a focused and successful program,” said Terry Hutchinson
    (Annapolis, Md.) Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic. “Every personnel
    decision we make in this campaign will be with a single goal in mind, and that is to win
    the America’s Cup in 2021. With the support of our 90-strong collection of world-class
    designers, boatbuilders and staff, our sailors will be capable of accomplishing that goal.”

    The AC75 class, a new type of 75-foot hydro-foiling boat designed specifically for the
    next edition of the America’s Cup, the world’s oldest international sporting event, is
    expected to race with a crew of 11 sailors.

    “A major consequence of the decision to return the regatta to cutting-edge mono-hulled
    boats of this size is that America’s Cup racing has been refocused on sailing skills and
    teamwork,” said Hutchinson, a 14-time world champion and veteran of four Cup
    campaigns. “It will take a high level of performance from everyone onboard to get these
    boats around the racecourse.”

    American Magic’s team roster includes the combined experience of 31 America’s Cup
    campaigns, and three team members are previous Cup winners. Eight American Magic
    sailors are Olympians, with two medals won, and the roster has earned over 60 world
    championship victories in various classes. American Magic sailors who are also Olympic
    hopefuls on the US Sailing Team will be given the flexibility to pursue their campaigns for
    Tokyo 2020 while operating as part of the America’s Cup team.

    “This team roster includes a great balance of proven experience and youth, and will help
    establish the next generation of America’s Cup talent in the United States,” said Hap
    Fauth (Naples, Fla.), Team Principal and CEO of American Magic.

    “Thanks to the efforts of our partners at US Sailing, Oakcliff and other organizations that
    have supported high-performance sailing, we have capable athletes coming out of
    Olympic, foiling and development classes here at home. They will help our team win on
    the water, and also help reengage the American audience with sailing’s pinnacle event.”
    American Magic continues to make steady progress on the path towards Auckland, and
    the team recently opened a dedicated boatbuilding facility in Bristol, R.I. Under the rules
    governing the 36th America’s Cup, the earliest an AC75 can be launched by any team is
    March 31, 2019. American Magic is expected to begin sailing their first boat soon after
    this date, and conduct initial testing on the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode
    Island Sound.

    “The return of America’s Cup activity to the Newport, Rhode Island area will be a thrilling
    sight for sailing fans here, across the country and around the world,” said Phil Lotz (Fort
    Lauderdale, Fla.), the 65th Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. "For 175 years, the
    New York Yacht Club has been dedicated to moving competitive sailing forward.

    Defending and challenging for the Cup, a trophy we held for 132 years, has been a large
    part of the club’s commitment to our sport. We're proud to return to the America's Cup
    arena with this exceptional sailing team."

    The team, led by Fauth, Team Principal Doug DeVos (Grand Rapids, Mich.), and Team
    Principal Roger Penske (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) is one of three confirmed Challengers
    set to compete for the Cup against the current holders, Royal New Zealand Yacht
    Squadron and its defending team, Emirates Team New Zealand. To date, Luna Rossa

    Challenge from Italy and INEOS Team UK from Great Britain have also been announced
    as Challengers.

    “Racing for the America's Cup is a dream shared by all competitive sailors,” said James
    Lyne (Granville, Vermont), Head Coach of the team. “American Magic is a once-in-alifetime
    opportunity for our athletes. We are led by a great group of principals, have
    talented designers, experienced builders, and we are representing New York Yacht Club,
    with its unmatched America's Cup history. The stars have aligned to give us this chance
    to win back the Cup for the United States.”

    Sailing Team: New York Yacht Club American Magic
    Skipper & Executive Director:
    • Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Maryland, United States)
    • Dean Barker (Auckland, New Zealand)
    • Andrew Campbell (San Diego, California, United States)
    • Bora Gulari (Detroit, Michigan, United States)
    • Ian Moore (Cowes, Great Britain)
    Sail Trimmers:
    • Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States)
    • Maciel Cicchetti (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
    • Paul Goodison (Sheffield, Great Britain)
    • David Hughes (Miami, Florida, United States)
    • Matt Cassidy (San Diego, California, United States)
    • Sean Clarkson (Mill Valley, California - Nationality: New Zealand)
    • Jim Turner (Auckland, New Zealand)
    • Cooper Dressler (Coronado, California, United States)
    • Luke Muller (Ft. Pierce, Florida, United States)
    • Caleb Paine (San Diego, California, United States)
    • Luke Payne (Fremantle, Australia)
    • Joe Spooner (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Head Coach:
    • James Lyne (Granville, Vermont, United States)
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    American Magic Mono Foiler 1st Glimpse

    American Magic launched a boat yesterday. Does not appear to be 75' long, so we will go with
    a larger scale model than the Ineos version. No official announcement yet made.

    Stay tuned

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    Advantage Technology For American Magic

    When AIRBUS partnered with American Magic, some of the world's leading aerospace engineers joined our team.
    On the ground from the early stages, they are making us faster and safer every day while also considering what
    foiling innovations could eventually make their way to aircraft that sail the skies.
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    Not to knock the Stars and Stripes team, but this is the only American team with a chance.

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    That is if they even pass the vetting process.

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