PATRIOT Unveiled in New Zealand

SeaDek is proud to be an Official Supplier of American Magic, and since announcing their bid for the 36th America’s Cup, we have worked closely with them to design innovative custom non-skid solutions for their race yachts and support vessels. We are excited to share the unveiling of PATRIOT, which utilizes SeaDek extensively, and is an inspiring display of American ingenuity, technology, and determination.

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The hangar doors finally open ahead of PATRIOT.

From New York Yacht Club American Magic:

Auckland, New Zealand – PATRIOT, the second AC75 built by New York Yacht Club American Magic, has been wheeled outside its hangar for the first time at the team’s base in the Wynyard Quarter of Auckland. The groundbreaking yacht will undergo a wide range of tests by the design and shore teams ahead of its future launch.

“This whole America’s Cup cycle has been very unique in that we won’t race another boat until December [at ACWS Auckland]. It’s a completely new class and so there’s many things we have to work on to be race-ready. We know we are up against three formidable teams, so it’s going to be about doing everything as well as we possible, and knowing that there are still plenty of gains on the table. We have to keep chipping away at those and hope we are as good as we can be by the time we start racing in January at the Prada Cup.”
Dean Barker, Helmsman 

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PATRIOT was built by a team of 50 in Bristol, Rhode Island, and airlifted from Providence to Auckland in early September. 

About New York Yacht Club American Magic 

Formed in October 2017 by Bella Mente Racing, Quantum Racing and the New York Yacht Club, American Magic represents a joint vision to win the America’s Cup, the highest prize in sailing and the oldest trophy in international sports. American Magic brings together two highly successful racing programs with one of the foremost yacht clubs in the world, united by a campaign to win back the Cup, reconnect the American sailing base with the premier event in the sport and elevate the quality of competitive sailing in the United States. The name, American Magic, is a nod to the New York Yacht Club’s storied America’s Cup history; a combination of the boat the trophy is named for, and the first boat to defend it.

American Magic will develop and support a team that will participate in the America’s Cup competition, the Prada Cup and the America’s Cup World Series events that lead up to both. American Magic’s Official Innovation Partner is Airbus, along with Team Partner TSI Incorporated. Other partnerships include Official Apparel Sponsor Helly Hansen and Official Control Systems Sponsor Parker Hannifin. BMW of North America is the team’s exclusive premium automotive provider. American Magic is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.americanmagic.com

About the New York Yacht Club 

The New York Yacht Club was founded in 1844 when nine New York yachtsmen met aboard John Cox Stevens’ yacht and a year later its original clubhouse was built in Hoboken, N.J. The Club’s Annual Regatta was first run in 1845. The Club was the keeper of the America’s Cup from 1851 to 1983, and it organized the first transatlantic race in 1866. The Club maintains two exquisite clubhouses, on 44th Street in the heart of New York City, known for its Model Room and extensive nautical library, and Harbour Court in Newport, R.I., which annually hosts some of North America’s most prestigious sailing events, including the Annual Regatta, Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup and the Queen’s Cup. www.nyyc.org

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