Tuesday, November 20, 2018

J/24 World Champions Bleeding Edge??

New York YC American Magic prototype- the Mule
* Pretty cool to see what past J/24 World Champions and College Sailors of the Year are doing recently.

One of them, Terry Hutchinson, is spearheading the AMERICAN MAGIC team in the New York YC’s quest to win back the America’s Cup in foiling monohull 75 footers.

Just this past week, they launched a 1/2 scale model using a heavily customized production 38-footer’s hull and launched it, flying around Narragansett Bay at 25+ kts. Pretty wild to see how the boat actually works.  Watch the “Mule”, as the test boat is called, on this very cool YouTube sailing video here. Add to Flipboard Magazine.