Competitive philosophy of an America's Cup challenger

Each America's Cup team has a few key tools to work with: The AC75 class rule, fresh talent, proven experience and a finite amount of time. From these common ingredients grows a competitive philosophy that is unique to each team. For American Magic, the U.S. Challenger, this philosophy centers around a daily refusal to be outworked.

“Our mentality is that each day is a race day,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of New York Yacht Club American Magic. “When you practice like you race, and make your practice days harder than race days, the racing tends to get easier.”

Solving the design puzzle of the AC75 class rule and building a winning platform requires not only innovation, but boldness. “You have to have an attitude to how you’re going to approach the rule and the documents [that govern the America's Cup],” said Flight Controller Andrew Campbell. “You have to have a certain perspective. You have to attack it. You can’t just react.” Read on at americanmagic.com.

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