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America's Cup: American Magic marks a milestone with top speed and other stats release

by Sail-World.com/NZ 8 Apr 06:35 PDT
American Magic - AC40 - Day 108 - April 4, 2024 - Barcelona © Job Vermeulen / America's Cup

US Challenger American Magic marked 100 days of sailing in their AC40 America with the release of some key statistics including an impressive to speed.

The top speed released was less than 0.2kts off the magical 50kts mark.

Performance statistics:

  • 401.5 hours
  • 5568.2 miles
  • 2466 tacks
  • 1765 gybes
  • Max speed: 49.83 knots

The American Magic AC75 has arrived in Barcelona but is not expected to launch until early May. In the second video Sailing Operations boss Terry Hutchinson runs through the teams development timeline and boat progression. In the third, Anderson Reggio, American Magic's performance analyst, sheds light on two-boat testing's value as the team enters the third week of testing both AC40s side by side in Barcelona, gearing up for the 2024 America's Cup

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