America's Cup

American Magic’s AC75 Survives Crash, Damage, and Near-Sinking On The Hauraki Gulf

The U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup receives assistance from competitors, race management officials, and local rescue services in the fight to save PATRIOT, the team’s racing yacht. Auckland, New Zealand – 1/17/2021 – After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage, and coming close to sinking, American Magic’s AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat. “First and foremost, we are incredibly grateful and thankful that everybody is safe,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup. “The team did an incredible job […]