American Magic and Quantum Racing are to join forces and form a high-performance partnership for the 2023 season - the first time both teams have formally collaborated.
Quantum Racing will evolve and rebrand as "Quantum Racing, powered by American Magic."
Building on the success of winning this year's TP52 World Championship and the 52 Super Series title, Quantum Racing, powered by American Magic, will incorporate America's best young talent with experienced global talent. As a result, the sailing team will continue to compete in the 52 Super Series, the world’s leading monohull competition.
Quantum Racing, powered by American Magic, will seek to enhance the skill and experience of these two globally recognized teams to ensure that a new group of young American sailors is given a platform to progress. In addition, the team will provide them with access to the overarching American Magic franchise and the broader American marine industry.
American Magic Team Principal Doug DeVos believes that harnessing talent in the United States is vital to the future of American Sailing as American Magic aims to progress and expand the sport.
DeVos said about his aspirations:
"We want to bring the America's Cup back home to the United States, to be successful in the 52 Super Series, and to allow our sailors to grow and thrive on a clear development pathway.
I'm excited about this new chapter and looking forward to staying personally connected to the 52 Super Series and further involvement with the America's Cup.
American Magic is striving to be a unified sailing franchise that will bring the best young American sailing talent together to develop their skills and knowledge on different classes of boats. The best way to maintain a winning team is to nurture our homegrown talent."
Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and President of Sailing Operations for NYYC American Magic, added: "American Magic is a high-performance sailing team that is focused on winning the 37th America's Cup; within that, we're also developing a pathway for the younger generation of sailors, engineers, boatbuilders, and technicians to enhance the marine industry inside the United States and set us on a trajectory of being a leader on the world stage."
American Magic and Quantum Racing will announce further details in the build-up to the 2023 season.
About American Magic
American Magic, led by Principals Doug DeVos and Hap Fauth and Skipper Terry Hutchinson, is building the high-performance sailing franchise in the United States with a dual mandate to win The America's Cup and elevate sailing in America. 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 sport. New York Yacht Club American Magic combines two highly successful racing programs with one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world. All are united by a determination to regain the America's Cup, reconnect the American sailing base with the premier event in the sport, and elevate the quality of competitive sailing in the United States. 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 Quantum Racing
The TP52 Quantum Racing Team, one of the most globally recognized sailing teams, has been the testbed for Quantum Sails since 2008. Racing primarily in the 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing's onboard crew includes a dozen top-level, professional sailors selected for their sailing expertise, competitiveness, and desire to support the goals and objectives of the Quantum Racing program.
Team members focus on winning races, accessibility to fellow sailors and fans, and building relationships with strategic partners. The team holds seven TP52 World Championship titles and has won the 52 Super Series five times.
About Quantum Sails
Since 1996, Quantum Sails has focused on providing the highest-performing products and the highest level of service and support to racing and cruising sailors of all levels. The second largest sailmaker in the world, Quantum Sails is headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, and boasts a network of over 70 owned and affiliated sail lofts around the globe. Today, Quantum Sails is equally relentless about delivering on their promise to help sailors pursue their passions and meet their challenges with a higher standard of service, customer care, education, service, and mentorship.