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America's Cup: Antonov Airlines deliver American Magic's AC75 to Barcelona

by Antonov Airtlines/Sail-World.com/nz 29 Mar 11:58 PDT
Antonov Airlines deliver American Magic's AC75 to Barcelona © Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines have announced they have completed the transportation of the AC75 for the American Magic team and accompanying cargo from Providence, Rhode Island, USA to Barcelona, Spain, where the American Magic team is preparing to participate in the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup.

The largest transport aircraft Antonov Airlines`s AN-124-100 was chartered with the logistics partners GAC Pindar and Solent Freight Services to deliver the AC75 racing yacht, 22 meters long, 5 meters wide and 3.5 meters high.

To be loaded on board, the yacht was previously placed on a special cradle, which was easily moved into the cargo cabin using the on-board winch.

First launches of the AC75 raceboats, to be used by the six teams entered into the 2024 America's Cup, are expected in April. Italian Challenger Luna Rossa Pirelli have announced that their launch will take place in Cagliari, Sardinia on April 13, 2024 and will be livestreamed.

Swiss challenger Alinghi Red Bull Racing have confirmed an early April launch, but not before April 5.

No other teams have made announcements as to launch dates.

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