America’s Cup Breaking News – US team American Magic will be the first Challenger to arrive in NZ in June 2020
New York Yacht Club announced on 4 May that they packed the boat on a ship and expect it to arrive in Auckland next month hoping their sailors will be able to follow… if New Zealand eases the entry restrictions by that time.
American Magic is desperate to set up a base in Auckland as soon as possible even knowing that construction of their base on Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter has not yet started. The team is expected to build a base with container wall/flexible roof structure similar to what Emirates Team New Zealand used in Bermuda in 2017.
With the two America’s Cup world series regattas in Italy and England recently cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic, American Magic team believes their best course is to get to New Zealand sooner and start training in the local conditions.
It is a big decision and nervous time for everyone.
As of now, we are all playing the waiting game and hope for the best.