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America's Cup: NYYC American Magic's Principal Designer Marcelino Botin talks design

by Sail-World.com/nz 22 Feb 2020 03:34 PST 23 February 2020
American Magic's America's Cup AC75 foils across Narragansett Bay near Newport, Rhode Island. © Amory Ross

NYYC American Magic's Principal Designer Marcelino Botin talks about his approach to AC75 design: "You do wake up sometimes with an idea in your head. Something that just comes out of nowhere."

Botin fosters a design environment that encourages creativity, change and continuous improvement. An America's Cup veteran, Marcelino is now applying the formidable collective experience of his design group to the groundbreaking AC75.

Flight Controller Andrew Campbell and the sailors onboard Defiant, aided by a team of tireless designers, boatbuilders and shore crew, work to fulfill the full potential of that design environment on a daily basis for the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup.

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