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American Magic Send-off Celebration Set for March 16

 | Published on 3/6/2020

American Magic Send-off Celebration Set for March 16

The community is invited to join the City of Pensacola, Port of Pensacola and Pensacola Yacht Club for a send-off celebration for American Magic as the sailing team prepares to leave Pensacola and continue training for the 2021 America's Cup. The event will be held on Monday, March 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St.

This free, family-friendly event will give the public an opportunity to meet members of the New York Yacht Club American Magic sailing team, take photos and get autographs from the team. Mayor Grover Robinson will also present a proclamation at the event.

American Magic returned to Port of Pensacola for a second consecutive winter training season. In 2018, American Magic became the first America’s Cup team to train on the Gulf Coast of Florida since 1970. From December 2018 to May 2019, the team sailed a groundbreaking 38-foot test boat, nicknamed the Mule, on Pensacola Bay before returning to Rhode Island for the warmer months. 

American Magic and the Mule returned to the Port of Pensacola in November 2019 and were joined by their AC75 racing boat, DEFIANT, in December.

Read more about DEFIANT's Pensacola debut on American Magic's website.