American Squad Works Its Magic In Auckland

New York Yacht Club's American Magic and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team engage in the pre-start on Race Day 2 of the Prada America's Cup World Series Auckland. The Italians copped a penalty, allowing the American's a clean getaway start.

New York Yacht Club’s American Magic and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team engage in the pre-start on Race Day 2 of the Prada America’s Cup World Series Auckland. The Italians copped a penalty, allowing the American’s a clean getaway start. (Carlo Borlenghi/)

It’s 0500 in Auckland, and down on the harbor, shore teams are prepping their boats for the third and final show of racing at the Prada America’s Cup World Series. Four more races—and then the one-day Christmas Cup—and it’s back to the barn for challengers and defender alike where they must figure out how to milk more speed from their 75-foot heifers (yes, they do moo their way around the racecourse, thanks to the foil-cant systems)…

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