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New York Yacht Club American Magic Returns to Pensacola

The New York Yacht Club American Magic is set to return to the Port of Pensacola later this year. This marks the team’s third winter training on the Gulf Coast. The Mule, a 38-foot test boat, first took to the Gulf waters in 2018 and then in 2019 on DEFIANT, the team’s AC75 – a 75-foot monohull.

“Returning to Pensacola was an easy decision for us,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper, and President of Sailing Operations for NYYC American Magic. “The Pensacola community has embraced the American Magic team, and Pensacola Bay has proven to be an ideal training venue for foiling monohulls.”

American Magic plans to build out the team’s base this summer in advance of winter training. The team will move to Pensacola in September of this year and train all winter until relocating to Barcelona for the final push into AC37.

“The Port of Pensacola offers world-class facilities,” remarked Tyson Lamond, Chief Operating Officer for American Magic. “The venue is a logical choice for our team. Port assets include extensive dockage, storage, cargo handling equipment and a phenomenal staff that is so supportive to us.”