City Welcomes New York Yacht Club American Magic Back to Port of Pensacola • Live Sail Die


The City of Pensacola is thrilled to welcome the New York Yacht Club American Magic back to Port of Pensacola for training, marking the team’s third Gulf Coast winter training.

PATRIOT, the team’s AC75 racing yacht, arrived in Pensacola on Saturday June 11 after making the trip from New Zealand.

American Magic will spend the summer building the team’s base ahead of winter training. The team will spend the entire winter training in Pensacola before moving to Barcelona for the final push to the 37th America’s Cup.

“I am thrilled to welcome American Magic back to the City of Pensacola and the Port of Pensacola,” Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said. “We are very proud to serve as their home base as they train for the America’s Cup in Barcelona, ​​and we look forward to watching the American Magic team sail the beautiful bay of Pensacola.”

In 2018, American Magic was the first America’s Cup team to train in Florida since 1970. The Mule, a 38-foot test boat, first took to Gulf waters in 2018 and then in 2019 on DEFIANT, the team’s AC75 – a 75-foot monohull.

American Magic returns to New York, Photo American Magic

“We are so grateful for the support we have received from the Pensacola community since our very first visit here,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and President of Sailing Operations for NYYC American Magic. “The team is excited to return and continue training at Pensacola Bay, which has proven to be an ideal training location for foiling monohulls. We look forward to continuing a long-term relationship with the community. of Pensacola, who truly embraced American Magic from day one.

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Pensacola is known to be a premier sailing location in the United States. There is a constant wind on the bay, which is geographically relatively flat, making it an excellent place for natural foiling.

“Not only does Pensacola Bay provide ideal conditions for sailing, but the Port of Pensacola also offers world-class facilities,” noted Tyson Lamond, Chief Operating Officer of American Magic. “The port offers plenty of mooring, storage, cargo handling facilities and phenomenal staff who are so supportive of us, making it an ideal location for our team. »

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