American Magic is a sailing team formed by Bella Mente Racing. Quantum Racing and New York Yacht Club. They chose Pensacola as their home base during the 2019 winter training season and have returned again for the 2020 season.

“Returning to Pensacola for a second winter was an easy decision for us because of the fantastic bay, our familiarity with the area, and the hospitality of the community here,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic. “The testing we have planned for DEFIANT this winter will be helped by the natural foiling venue we have here. The bay is wide, flat and windy, and the Port of Pensacola has helped us establish an ideal base for over 100 team personnel and their families. Pensacola will be a big part of our future success.”

“The City of Pensacola is honored to again host American Magic and welcomes DEFIANT to her winter training base at the Port of Pensacola,” said Mayor Grover Robinson.  “The community has rallied around the team and stands ready to help in any way we can as they begin testing on beautiful Pensacola Bay, a premiere sailing venue.”


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