USA confirms entry in 37th America’s Cup
Published on January 26th, 2022
Following the disclosure that American Magic (USA), which represented New York Yacht Club in the 36th America’s Cup, will continue this alliance against the field of challengers and the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand for the next edition in 2024, the team now reports their challenge has been accepted. Here’s their statement:
Newport, RI (January 26, 2022) – The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron formally accepted the New York Yacht Club American Magic’s challenge for the 37th America’s Cup to be held in 2024 – the third additional challenge accepted for AC37.
“It is great to be back in the America’s Cup for AC37, and our pursuit of bringing the Trophy home remains the same,” remarked Terry Hutchinson, President of Sailing Operations for American Magic. “We’ve been preparing for AC37 from the moment our time came to an end at AC36 and are a deeply motivated group – all hands-on deck – ready to compete and ready to win.”
Earlier this month, American Magic agreed to represent the New York Yacht Club at AC37 in a renewed collaboration to bring the America’s Cup trophy, the Auld Mug, back to the United States.
American Magic’s principals, Doug DeVos and Hap Fauth, shared their vision for the team to be an ongoing competitor in the America’s Cup. They are committed to investing in technology, design, innovation, and talent to build a winning team and franchise for the long haul.
“Doug and I are thrilled that our challenge was accepted,” noted team Principal Hap Fauth. “We have unfinished business and a hunger to get back on the water and compete. Our dedicated team partners, supporters, and fans have become invested in our mission, and we are excited to represent them and the U.S.A. once again.”
The team and the Club await the announcement of the venue and race schedule for AC37, the details for the America’s Cup World Series, and the plan for the youth and women’s events. The venue announcement is expected on March 31, 2022.
The team’s statement refers to their entry being the third additional challenge accepted for AC37. Beyond the Challenger of Record, INEOS Britania (GBR), the three additional challengers are Alinghi Red Bull Racing (SUI), Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team (ITA), and NYYC American Magic (USA).
Following the publication of the AC37 Protocol and AC75 Class Rule on November 17, the entry period opened December 1, 2021 and runs until July 31, 2022, but late entries for the 37th America’s Cup may be accepted until May 31, 2023. The Defender is to announce Match Venue and approximate event dates on March 31, 2022. – https://www.americascup.com/en/home