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Chasing the Cup and the NYYC American Magic

America’s Cup host and TV commentator, Tucker Thompson delivers a live, multimedia show about the America's Cup including the Cup's storied history through the last AC in Bermuda, and covering all the details of AC36 including an exclusive, inside look at American Magic and footage of their new foiling AC75 in preparation for the Cup in 2021. While this presentation will cover the entire America’s Cup it is heavily focused on American Magic and their efforts to bring the Cup back to the US again!

 

Tucker Thompson

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Tucker Thompson was the official Host of the 35th America’s Cup. He is an award-winning TV commentator, producer, and public speaker and has hosted over 1,800 sailing shows including three America’s Cups, the Volvo Ocean Race, and the World Match Racing Tour. A former champion sailor, Tucker sailed with America True during the 2000 America’s Cup in New Zealand. He is currently hosting a nationwide Yacht Club speaking tour featuring New York Yacht Club American Magic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Hutchinson

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Terry Hutchinson is Skipper and Executive Director of New York Yacht Club American Magic and Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. American Magic has been training in Rhode Island and Florida waters since late 2018, and the team’s progress to date includes the launch and initial testing of the first of two planned AC75’s, DEFIANT. 
 
The campaign for Auckland 2021 is the fifth career America’s Cup campaign for Terry. He is a sixteen-time world champion in various classes, and has twice been named US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. Terry is a two-time College Sailor of the Year for Old Dominion University, where he also garnered All-American honors four times. He is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. 
 

 

 
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