Harken announced today that it has been named an official supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America's Cup. The America's Cup is the oldest trophy in international sports.
Harken is pleased to play an integral supporting role in this outstanding team's Cup effort. Harken will supply deck hardware, winches, gearboxes, blocks and hydraulic components that will be used in American Magic's AM38 test boat and AC75 racing boats. The equipment will be designed and built in Harken factories in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and Limido Comasco, Italy.
“Over the years we've developed an acute appreciation for the New York Yacht Club's ability to deliver, and for their commitment to winning. Both are very evident in this campaign,” said Harken Chairman Peter Harken.
“If you look at the American Magic sailing, shore and production teams, there's a depth of talent,” Harken said. “Terry Hutchinson has proven he can deliver results on the helm, as tactician or in a variety of strategic roles on a team. That proves he is a very strong collaborator, which is one of the most important qualities to have in a very large team with long-range aspirations. Then add Dean Barker and the rest of their roster, and they are even more formidable.
“Their leadership under Hap Fauth, Doug DeVos and Roger Penske knows getting better takes more than just funding. You need commitment and hard work. I think these guys in American Magic have grit. They come from a glamorous organization, but they will do the hard work and whatever it takes to win the Cup.”
“What you see in Harken is a company that's always at the leading edge,” said Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic Terry Hutchinson. “In a campaign like ours, you look for every conceivable advantage. When you work with a company like Harken during a Cup cycle where everything is a clean slate, that's what you expect to get.”
About Harken: Apart from its more than 40-year history in the America's Cup, Harken products are found AT THE FRONT of sailing in all its forms. Harken's network includes distribution in 48 countries, with group offices located in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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.
About The America's Cup: The 36th America's Cup match presented by Prada will take place March 6-21, 2021, in Auckland, New Zealand. Prada Cup round robin challenger races will take place in January and February 2021, also in Auckland. Seedings for the Prada Cup will be determined by the America's Cup World Series, which will take place in venues across the globe beginning in Spring 2020.
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