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    American Magic

    Sailing

    United States

    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 world. The team represents a 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. American Magic will develop and support a team that will participate in the America's Cup competition, the Prada Cup and the America's Cup World Series events that lead up to both. American Magic’s Official Innovation Partner is Airbus. Other partnerships include Official Apparel Sponsor Helly Hansen and Official Control Systems Sponsor Parker Hannifin. American Magic is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

    BIO

    Born: New York Yacht Club, the club that American Magic represents, was founded in 1844, American Magic was founded in 2017
    Country: United States
    KEY FACTS

    The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sports (first contested in 1851) and the highest prize in sailing
    New York Yacht Club was the first winner of the Cup in 1851
    Team representing New York Yacht Club won the Cup 26 times from 1851 to 1983, the longest winning streak in sports history
    American Magic was formed by three successful leaders in business and sports: Hap Fauth, Doug DeVos and Roger Penske
    The team is led by Skipper Terry Hutchinson, veteran of five America’s Cup Challengers and the winner of 16 World Championships in sailing
    The team’s operational base is in Rhode Island, USA, with a winter base in Florida, USA
    The next America’s Cup match will take place from March 6-21, 2021 ion Auckland, New Zealand

    The 36th America’s Cup represents an opportunity to re-engage with the grass roots of the sport and energize American sailing.

    Hap Fauth, CEO, American Magic