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  •   Home > News > Sports > Sailing

    American Magic are in the process of switching attention to their new boat 'Patriot' as they ramp up preparations for the 36th America's Cup

    American Magic are in the process of switching attention to their new boat 'Patriot' as they ramp up preparations for the 36th America's Cup


    The New York Yacht Club's challenge has been sailing in Auckland since late July on their first AC75 'Defiant.'

    Flight controller Andrew Campbell says they can't wait to get their new boat on the water next month.



    The top brass of rival syndicates Luna Rossa and INEOS Team UK will soon be joining the American's and Team New Zealand in the Viaduct.

    Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena is about to emerge from quarantine while British skipper Sir Ben Ainslie has just started his quarantine.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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     19 Oct: INEOS Team UK CEO Grant Simmer has some advice for any youngster wanting to become a professional sailor
     17 Oct: INEOS Team UK will begin adjusting to their new boat on the Waitemata Harbour this afternoon
     16 Oct: A stark warning from American Magic helmsman Dean Barker after the launch of the team's second AC75 in Auckland today
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