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American Magic’s Road to Recovery

Sailors and crew of Emirates Team New Zealand assist with removing the mainsail off America's Magic's yacht

Sailors and crew of Emirates Team New Zealand assist with removing the mainsail off America’s Magic’s yacht “Patriot” after it capsized during its Round Robin 2 race against Luna Rossa. (Luca Butto’/)

By the time American Magic skipper, CEO and tactician Terry Hutchinson faced the press conference pool on Sunday afternoon in Auckland, he was composed. Alone at center stage in a black chair, he was prepared for the questions to come. Less than 24 hours earlier, his priceless AC75, Patriot, was awash to the deck, held afloat by dozens of buoyancy aids and as many pumps, draining seawater from the belly of the boat…

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