We are New York Yacht Club American Magic
Challengers for the 36th America’s Cup

As the descendants of the intrepid sailors who first won the America's Cup and successfully defended it 24 times over a period of 126 years, we're back in the game to earn back the cup. Along the way we'll bring back the passion, values and spirit of competition that's made the America's Cup race a great contest between nations.

"With a return to a more traditional style of yacht and the windward leeward courses with which the vast majority of racing sailors are intimately familiar, the 36th America's Cup represents a unique opportunity to re-engage the grass roots of the sport and reenergize American sailing."
Hap Fauth

Hap Fauth
Principal & CEO
Doug DeVos
Roger Penske
Phil Lotz
Terry Hutchinson
Skipper &
Executive Director
Rob Ouellette
Design Team

In Cooperation With
"The America's Cup has always remained close to the hearth of New York Yacht Club, even in the years where we didn't participate as a challenger or defender. For this cycle, a lot of elements have come together in the correct way for the Club to enter another challenge. We know they [Hap, Doug and Terry] will mount a competitive effort that is respectful of the Club's long history with the Cup and the competition itself."
Philip A. Lotz

Sailing Team Roster Released

American Magic has released an initial roster of 17 sailors who will train and compete with the team in the leadup to the America’s Cup in 2021.
America's Cup Boat Construction

America's Cup boatbuilding set to return to historic town of Bristol, Rhode Island.

Esteco Partnership

American Magic has announced a technical sponsorship with advanced simulation software firm ESTECO, who will contribute cutting-edge products and related support throughout the design process.
Congressional Cup Report

New York Yacht Club American Magic ("American Magic"), the U.S. sailing team challenging for the36th America's Cup, finished second at one of the team's first competitive events, the 2018 Congressional Cup

Ficker Cup Announcement

New York Yacht Club American Magic is thrilled to be racing in the Ficker Cup at the Long Beach Yacht Club against some of the best match racing sailors in the world on April 13th-15th, 2018.
Press Release

The New York Yacht Club and Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association ("BMQRA"), today announced they will compete under the name "New York Yacht Club American Magic" ("American Magic") in their challenge for the 36th America's Cup to be held in New Zealand in 2021.

New York Yacht Club American Magic Takes First Competitive Steps In Long Beach, California

The America's Cup is sailing's most complex challenge. Winning Takes a complete team effort, and I've always found satisfaction in bringing together a group of individuals in pursuit of one goal.

First and foremost is the desire of two great American sailors and business men, Hap Fauth and Doug DeVos, to take aim at salling's ultimate competition.

This is an unbelievable opportunity, and with that comes immense responsability, my job is to set this program on a trajectory to win the America's Cup.

It has been part of the club's history. It's always a topic of conversation.
We're confident and looking forward to it. It's a chance to showcase some of the better US sailors, both in Olympic and non-Olympic events.

The America's Cup has always remained close to the hearth of the New York Yacht Club, even in the years where we didn't participate as a challenger or defenser. For this cycle, a lot of elements have to come together in the correct way.

We're excited about the challenge. We're excited to partner the team. Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association, & in particular its principles of Hap Fauth & Doug DeVos, as well as its skipper Terry Hutchinson.

Terry Hutchinson is bringing the NY Yacht Club back into the America's Cup fray.
"I can't imagine I'm going to get many more opportunities after this, at least in sailing capacity. I need to make this one count"

New York Yacht Club American Magic
37 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

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