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American Magic announce AC36 Crew

Britain's Paul Goodison and Ian Moore are named in initial crew roster for USA America’s Cup challenger

New York Yacht Club American Magic, the USA sailing team challenging for the 36th America’s Cup has announced an initial crew roster.

The Initial roster of 17 sailors who will train and compete with the team includes nine Americans and sailors from four other nations, including Britain's Paul Goodison and Ian Moore.

Sailing Team: New York Yacht Club American Magic

Skipper & Executive Director:
• Terry Hutchinson (Annapolis, Maryland, United States)

• Dean Barker (Auckland, New Zealand)
• Andrew Campbell (San Diego, California, United States)
• Bora Gulari (Detroit, Michigan, United States)
• Ian Moore (Cowes, Great Britain)

Sail Trimmers:
• Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States)
• Maciel Cicchetti (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
• Paul Goodison (Sheffield, Great Britain)
• David Hughes (Miami, Florida, United States)

• Matt Cassidy (San Diego, California, United States)
• Sean Clarkson (Mill Valley, California - Nationality: New Zealand)
• Jim Turner (Auckland, New Zealand)

• Cooper Dressler (Coronado, California, United States)
• Luke Muller (Ft. Pierce, Florida, United States)
• Caleb Paine (San Diego, California, United States)
• Luke Payne (Fremantle, Australia)
• Joe Spooner (Auckland, New Zealand)

Head Coach:
• James Lyne (Granville, Vermont, United States)

Terry Hutchinson Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic, commented,

“We’re excited to announce the names on our current sailing team, and continue the process of building a focused and successful program,”

“Every personnel decision we make in this campaign will be with a single goal in mind, and that is to win the America’s Cup in 2021. With the support of our 90-strong collection of world-class designers, boatbuilders and staff, our sailors will be capable of accomplishing that goal."

American Magic continues to make steady progress on the path towards Auckland, and the team recently opened a dedicated boatbuilding facility in Bristol, R.I.

Under the rules governing the 36th America’s Cup, the earliest an AC75 can be launched by any team is March 31, 2019.

American Magic is expected to begin sailing their first boat soon after this date, and conduct initial testing on the waters of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.

The 36th America’s Cup will take place in March 2021 off Auckland, New Zealand.

The AC75 class, a new type of 75-foot hydro-foiling boat designed specifically for the next edition of the America’s Cup, sailing with a crew of 11 sailors.

The USA team, led by Fauth, Team Principal Doug DeVos, and Team Principal Roger Penske is one of three confirmed Challengers set to compete for the Cup against the current holders, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and its defending team, Emirates Team New Zealand.

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