Newport, RI – The AM38 test boat, better known as the MULE, touches both sunlight and the sea for the first time. Half the size of the AC75 racing boats set to be used in the 36th America’s Cup (Auckland, New Zealand, 2021), the MULE has New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for sailing’s highest prize, flying across Narragansett Bay near Newport.
Formed in October 2017 by Bella Mente Racing, Quantum Racing and the New York Yacht Club, NYYC American Magic brings together two highly successful racing programs with one of the foremost yacht clubs in the world, all with the shared vision of launching a campaign for the 36th America’s Cup competition, reconnecting the American sailing base with sailing’s premier event and elevating the quality of competitive sailing in the United States. The syndicate intends to develop and support a team that will participate in the America’s Cup competition and the Challenger Selection Series competitions that lead up to it. American Magic is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.www.americanmagic.com
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