American Magic will Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup

American Magic will Challenge for the 37th America’s Cup

Jan 10, 2022

The Trustees of the New York Yacht Club have approved the challenge for the 37th America’s Cup edition, competing with American Magic against the other challengers and the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand.  

“We are extremely excited to continue our quest to regain the America’s Cup with American Magic,” -Paul M. Zabetakis, M.D, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. 

The New York Yacht Club was the one that created the America’s Cup and successfully defended it 25 times before losing it to Australia II and the Royal Perth Yacht Club in 1983. The latest action ended quickly when the team left the challenge during the Prada Cup Challenger Selection Series in Auckland 2021. 

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American Magic plans on preparing well to compete in AC37 as they reflect on their experience from the AC36 campaign. The team has now started preparations to assemble an elite team that continues to develop talent across all areas of sailing and business operations. 

“We intend to compete in AC37 and are hungry and highly motivated to be the most innovative team on and off the water. We are proud of how the team rebounded during AC36, but we have unfinished business…” -Hap Fauth, Principal for American Magic.