Powers join forces for American sailing
Published on November 7th, 2022
America’s Cup challenger American Magic and TP52 race team Quantum Racing are formally joining forces to form a high-performance partnership for the 2023 season. Quantum Racing will evolve and rebrand as ‘Quantum Racing, powered by American Magic’.
Building on the success of winning the 2022 TP52 World Championship and the 52 SUPER SERIES title, Quantum Racing, powered by American Magic will incorporate America’s best young talent with experienced global talent. This will be the plan for the 2023 52 SUPER SERIES, the world’s leading monohull competition.
Quantum Racing was developed in 2008 for Quantum Sails to have a presence at the Grand Prix level and as the ultimate test platform for the company’s proprietary sail design and manufacturing process.
The TP52 team will seek to enhance the skill and experience of these two globally recognized campaigns to ensure that a new group of young American sailors is given a platform to progress. In addition, these new recruits will have access to the overarching American Magic franchise and the broader American marine industry.
American Magic Team Principal Doug DeVos, who is also owner of the USA flagged TP52, believes that harnessing talent in the United States is vital to the future of American sailing as American Magic aims to progress and expand the sport.
“We want to bring the America’s Cup back home to the United States, to be successful in the 52 SUPER SERIES, and to allow our sailors to grow and thrive on a clear development pathway,” explained DeVos. “I’m excited about this new chapter and looking forward to staying personally connected to the 52 SUPER SERIES and further involvement with the America’s Cup.”
“American Magic is striving to be a unified sailing franchise that will bring the best young American sailing talent together to develop their skills and knowledge on different classes of boats. The best way to maintain a winning team is to nurture our homegrown talent.”
Terry Hutchinson, whose longtime position as tactician of the TP52 team will blend with his role as skipper and President of Sailing Operations for NYYC American Magic. “American Magic is a high-performance sailing team that is focused on winning the 37th America’s Cup,” said Hutchinson. “Within that, we’re also developing a pathway for the younger generation of sailors, engineers, boatbuilders, and technicians to enhance the marine industry inside the United States and set us on a trajectory of being a leader on the world stage.”
American Magic and Quantum Racing will announce further details in the build-up to the 2023 season.
Following the publication of the AC37 Protocol and AC75 Class Rule on November 17, 2021, the AC75 Class Rule and AC Technical Regulations were finalized on March 17, 2022. 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 was to announce the Match Venue on September 17, 2021 but postponed the venue reveal, confirming it would be Barcelona on by March 30, 2022. The 37th America’s Cup will be held in September/October 2024.
Source: Quantum Sails