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February Meeting – America’s Cup: An Insider Update

By Bob Naylor, Rear Commodore

And then it was over, almost before it began. For the first time in 14 years, the US will not be competing for the Americas Cup. The US team, American Magic, and our foiling AC75 sailboat, PATRIOT, suffered a damaging capsize, and was quickly repaired through an all-hands-on-deck effort, only to be eliminated in the qualifiers 4-0. What really happened down under?

Join professional sailing TV commentator and former America’s Cup team member, Tucker Thompson, for an in-depth look at the 36th Americas Cup, team American Magic, and an update on the competition between the other teams. Tucker will provide an insider’s view to the history of the Cup and to the evolution of the AC-75 boats, the people, training, competition, and technologies that went into the US’s challenger. What went wrong for the US and who will compete for the next Cup? Join this meeting to find out.

Tuesday, February 9 @ 7:00 pm.

You must register for this meeting event. Click the link below to register and you’ll receive an email with another link that will take you directly to the show: America’s Cup.

Registration Note: We will be using the presenter’s preferred virtual meeting platform, GoToWebinar, in order to provide the best interactive and multi-media experience. The registration link is included on the AYC monthly meeting calendar event. This event will not be on the Zoom meeting platform.


Tucker Thompson was the official Host of the 35th America’s Cup. He is an award-winning TV commentator, producer, and public speaker and has hosted over 2,000sailing shows and presentations and covered the sport’s top global events including three America’s Cups, the Volvo Ocean Race, and the World Match Racing Tour.

A former champion sailor, Tucker sailed with America True during the 2000 America’s Cup in New Zealand. He is currently hosting a nationwide yacht club speaking tour featuring New York Yacht Club American Magic.

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