American Magic seeks a permanent base

New York Yacht Club American Magic is back in Pensacola for another winter, and the team is looking to make the Florida venue a permanent winter training location.

Terry Hutchinson, skipper and president of sailing operations for American Magic, told the News Journal that the team hopes to have a permanent brick-and-mortar facility at the Port of Pensacola in the coming years.

“Our goal has to be when we get done with (the America’s Cup) in 2024, we’re coming back to the American Magic High-Performance Training Center or the American Magic America’s Cup base here in Pensacola, Florida,” Hutchinson said. “So, we have a place to return to, we have a place that we can go straight back into our training facility and pick up right where we left off, win, lose or draw…”

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