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Helmsman Dean Barker, Skipper/Tactician Terry Hutchinson (center), grinder Trevor Burd (right), and eight others onboard put DEFIANT through her paces on the Waitemata Harbor - photo © American Magic / Will Ricketson

AC75 DEFIANT decommissioned as launch of PATRIOT nears New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has decommissioned its first AC75, DEFIANT. The planned conclusion of DEFIANT’s testing lifecycle follows a stretch of sailing that began in September 2019 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, continued on to Pensacola, Florida, and ended in Auckland after 12 ...

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