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American Magic confirms entry to 37th America's Cup

10 January 2022• Written by Holly Overton

US team American Magic has confirmed its participation in the 37th edition of the America's Cup and will once again represent the New York Yacht Club (NYYC).

Hap Fauth, principal for American Magic said the team are "hungry and highly motivated" to bring the Cup back to the United States.

Hap Fauth, principal for American Magic, said the team have "unfinished business" from 2021

 “We are proud of how our team rebounded during AC36, but we have unfinished business and are committed to investing in technology, design, innovation, and talent so we are best positioned to bring the America’s Cup home,” said Fauth.

American Magic will join reigning champions Emirates Team New Zealand, as well as fellow challengers INEOS Britannia, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli and Alinghi who will be returning to the regatta as Alinghi Red Bull Racing.

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The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting event still operating today and the New York Yacht Club won the very first event held in 1871. The team has gone on to win 25 titles and hopes to continue its success in 2024 when the America's Cup returns. 

Doug DeVos, principal of American Magic, said: “As the longest-standing trustee of the America’s Cup and as our valued partner during the 36th America’s Cup, we are pleased to represent the NYYC once again in our quest to bring back the Cup to its original champion."

The American Magic team made headlines in 2021 when its AC75 foiling monohull, Patriot, capsized on day three of the Prada Cup round robin.
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More challengers are expected to be announced in the coming months as the entry period runs until July 31, 2022. The final America’s Cup regatta will be held in 2024, with the venue and event dates to be announced by the end of March 2022.

The American Magic team made headlines in 2021 when its AC75 foiling monohull, Patriot, capsized on day three of the Prada Cup round robin. Skipper Terry Hutchinson spoke to BOAT International about the incident.

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