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17/01/21 - Auckland (NZL) 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada PRADA Cup 2021 - Round Robin 2 New York Yacht Club American Magic

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New York- Il New York Yacht Club ha deciso di non lanciare la sua sfida alla 37th America’s Cup. Lo ha reso noto lo stesso NYYC in una lettera inviata ai suoi soci.
Come si ricorderà il NYYC era stato il club di American Magic nella scorsa campagna alla 36th AC, conclusa con un’uscita ai round robin dopo non poche peripezie, tra cui il clamoroso quasi naufragio occorso il 17 gennaio in una regata contro Luna Rossa.

17/01/21 – Auckland (NZL)
36th America’s Cup presented by Prada
PRADA Cup 2021 – Round Robin 2
New York Yacht Club American Magic

L’ex American Magic, ancora guidato da Terry Hutchinson, ha invece intenzione di lanciare una nuova sfida come Stars&Stripes, ma lo farà con un altro yacht club ancora non comunicato.
Ne sapremo di più dopo il 17 novembre, data in cui sarà reso noto il Protocollo e la sede della prossima Coppa tra le pretendenti Valencia (Barcellona), Cork, Jeddah e Auckland.

 

L’originale della lettera inviata dal Commodoro Culver ai soci del NYYC (courtesy Margherita Marshall, socia NYYC):

“My Fellow Members,
Yesterday, in a letter to the Trustees, the Flag Officers announced the Club was pausing its pursuit of the America’s Cup.
There are few private Clubs that enjoy a stronger bond with a single competition than our Club does with the America’s Cup. However, we ultimately have a responsibility to act in your best interests.
For more than six months, we and other potential challengers have waited for clarity regarding the venue, timing and rules for the 37th America’s Cup. Time is never on the side of new teams in this great contest, but at some point, given an anticipated match in 2024, we must recognize when there simply isn’t enough of it left to build a competitive challenge.
We will turn our focus to more foundational initiatives, including the development of America’s youth sailing talent—many of whom are the children or grandchildren of our members—the continued growth of our ground-breaking IC37 one-design class and programs that will increase diversity in our sport. We will also advocate for what we believe to be essential changes to the structure of the America’s Cup. This evolution will retain the competition’s unmatched history and appeal while enabling it to compete on today’s increasingly competitive modern sports landscape. Our passion for this competition remains as strong as ever.
Warm Regards,
Christopher J. Culver
Commodore, New York Yacht Club

1 COMMENT

  1. Non mi pare una notizia di poco conto, e non una buona notizia, per l’America’s Cup. Non è da ora che il fascino di questo evento si va sgretolando sotto gli implacabili colpi del business e della tecnologia trionfante. Prendiamone atto, anche per non cadere nella retorica, ma nessuno ci obblighi ad esserne contenti.

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