AMERICAN MAGIC CAPSIZE UPDATE

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11:00PM NZT PATRIOT IS SAFELY BACK AT THE BASE

 10:00 PM NZDT UPDATE FROM AMERICAN MAGIC 

Auckland, New Zealand - American Magic’s AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, has been stabilized and is in the process of being towed slowly back to shore. We’d like to again express our sincere thanks to our competitors, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, INEOS Team UK, and Emirates Team New Zealand, for immediately coming to our assistance. An ETNZ chase boat is currently assisting the team with the tow operation, and our fellow Challengers helped with equipment, personnel, and general support on the water.

We are also grateful to America’s Cup Event Ltd, the race management team, Coastguard New Zealand, the Auckland Harbormaster, local fire and police personnel and all others who have and still are helping us during this difficult moment for our team. More updates to follow.

19:50 - UPDATE FROM NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC

Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup, capsized in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark during a Prada Cup race shortly before 6:00 PM NZDT on Sunday, January 17 (January 16 U.S. time). All team members onboard were quickly accounted for by the team’s on-the-water safety personnel and declared safe.

The team’s AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, was damaged during the incident and began taking on water. American Magic received rapid assistance from the three other America’s Cup teams, along with America’s Cup Event Ltd, the race management team, the Coastguard New Zealand, the Auckland Harbormaster, and local fire and police personnel.

Efforts to stabilize PATRIOT and get the yacht back to shore are currently underway. American Magic is sincerely thankful for all of the assistance rendered to the team following today’s incident.

More updates to follow.

18:50 NZT - AMERICAN MAGIC CAPSIZE UPDATE

After the capsize of American Magic this afternoon, America’s Cup Event Ltd and the Syndicate themselves have activated emergency management plans.
We are in contact with the Race Management Team who are out on the water and American Magic who have informed us that all crew are safe and accounted for.
All syndicates are assisting, with coastguard in attendance and this is being coordinated from the On Water Operations Centre.
Further updates to come.

 

AMERICAN MAGIC CAPSIZE UPDATE

Published on

PRADA CUP

11:00PM NZT PATRIOT IS SAFELY BACK AT THE BASE

 10:00 PM NZDT UPDATE FROM AMERICAN MAGIC 

Auckland, New Zealand - American Magic’s AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, has been stabilized and is in the process of being towed slowly back to shore. We’d like to again express our sincere thanks to our competitors, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, INEOS Team UK, and Emirates Team New Zealand, for immediately coming to our assistance. An ETNZ chase boat is currently assisting the team with the tow operation, and our fellow Challengers helped with equipment, personnel, and general support on the water.

We are also grateful to America’s Cup Event Ltd, the race management team, Coastguard New Zealand, the Auckland Harbormaster, local fire and police personnel and all others who have and still are helping us during this difficult moment for our team. More updates to follow.

19:50 - UPDATE FROM NEW YORK YACHT CLUB AMERICAN MAGIC

Auckland, New Zealand - New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup, capsized in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark during a Prada Cup race shortly before 6:00 PM NZDT on Sunday, January 17 (January 16 U.S. time). All team members onboard were quickly accounted for by the team’s on-the-water safety personnel and declared safe.

The team’s AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, was damaged during the incident and began taking on water. American Magic received rapid assistance from the three other America’s Cup teams, along with America’s Cup Event Ltd, the race management team, the Coastguard New Zealand, the Auckland Harbormaster, and local fire and police personnel.

Efforts to stabilize PATRIOT and get the yacht back to shore are currently underway. American Magic is sincerely thankful for all of the assistance rendered to the team following today’s incident.

More updates to follow.

18:50 NZT - AMERICAN MAGIC CAPSIZE UPDATE

After the capsize of American Magic this afternoon, America’s Cup Event Ltd and the Syndicate themselves have activated emergency management plans.
We are in contact with the Race Management Team who are out on the water and American Magic who have informed us that all crew are safe and accounted for.
All syndicates are assisting, with coastguard in attendance and this is being coordinated from the On Water Operations Centre.
Further updates to come.

 

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