Hutchinson to receive America and the Sea Award

Published on March 30th, 2021

Terry Hutchinson

Mystic Seaport Museum will present its 2021 America and the Sea Award to Terry Hutchinson, who was the skipper, executive director, and tactician for the New York Yacht Club American Magic challenge for the 36th America’s Cup.

The America and the Sea Award recognizes those individuals and organizations whose extraordinary achievements in the world of maritime exploration, competition, scholarship, and design best exemplify the American character.

Beyond his racing accomplishments, Hutchinson will be honored for his efforts guiding the American Magic campaign in which he exemplified the very pinnacle of competitive sailing, both in victory, and in defeat.

“What truly sets Hutchinson apart is his leadership,” said Mystic Seaport Museum President Peter Armstrong.

“He held his team together to compete in the America’s Cup, battling COVID-19 restrictions and numerous changes in fortune, including a severely damaged boat. Hutchinson led his team with the humble charisma that has defined his entire sailing career, indicative of the American spirit that the America and the Sea Award seeks to honor.”

“I am incredibly humbled by this honor,” said Hutchinson upon receiving the invitation to accept the 2021 award. “Tom Whidden, the 2020 award recipient, has been a great mentor, friend, and leader in our sport. To follow in his footsteps and that of the other great recipients is an absolute honor.”

Hutchinson’s reputation as an outstanding sailor and teammate began with his college sailing career at Old Dominion University, where he helped lead the team to four national championships, and continued through 16 World Championship wins, and 5 America’s Cup campaigns. Hutchinson has been twice named the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.

Mystic Seaport Museum will recognize Hutchinson’s exceptional career by awarding him the America and the Sea Award on September 14, 2021. The award presentation will take place at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

This affair is the premier fundraising event for Mystic Seaport Museum. For additional details, click here.

About Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT.

Source: Mystic Seaport 4Museum

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