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America's Cup: American Magic get an injection of IYRS graduates

by American Magic/Sail-World.com/nz 30 Jul 2019 20:04 PDT 31 July 2019
Students at the International Yacht Restoration School at work in Newport, Rhode Island. © Amory Ross

The IYRS School of Technology & Trades in Newport, Rhode Island, is one of American Magic's key Community Partners, working together with the America's Cup Challenger to create a meaningful pathway for graduates to advance their careers through externships and full-time opportunities.

Offering four different programs, Digital Modeling & Fabrication, Composites Technology, Marine Systems and Boatbuilding & Restoration, the IYRS curriculum gives students the necessary skills to step into a high-level America's Cup environment, surrounded by some of the industry's best talent.

There are currently nine graduates on the team's roster of boatbuilders and shore crew:

Felix Schliebitz (2011 - Marine Systems)
Trevor Davidson (2018 - Marine Systems)
Peter Buffinton (2012 - Composites Technology)
Patrick Koar (2011 - Composites Technology)
James Allsop (2013 - Composites Technology)
Andy Leonard (2014 - Composites Technology)
John King (2015 - Composites Technology)
Scott Bancroft (2018 - Composites Technology)
Zach Caruso (2019 - Composites Technology)

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