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American Magic Back in Action

American Magic’s Defiant resumes flight after a five-month break in testing due to the U.S. COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent shipping of the yacht from Florida to Auckland in March.

American Magic’s Defiant resumes flight after a five-month break in testing due to the U.S. COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent shipping of the yacht from Florida to Auckland in March. (American Magic / Ryan Pellett / ACE/)

A combination of cancelled America’s Cup World Series events in Europe, the team’s COVID-19 safety precautions in Pensacola and a 9,000+ mile ocean journey to New Zealand kept the team on shore for nearly five months. While logistics, design work, the production of American Magic’s second AC75 and other projects kept the 145+ person Challenger busy, a return to sailing was welcome.

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