May 26, 2020

Terry Hutchinson

Terry Hutchinson

The latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast sees NYYC American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson make a return appearance with an update on the US America's Cup syndicate’s response to the Covid-19 global pandemic. 
Speaking to Yacht Racing Life...


The latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast sees NYYC American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson make a return appearance with an update on the US America's Cup syndicate’s response to the Covid-19 global pandemic. 
Speaking to Yacht Racing Life website editor and podcast host Justin Chisholm via Zoom from his home in Annapolis, Maryland on Memorial Day in the United States Hutchinson gives a characteristically frank and open assessment of the American campaign’s current status. 
During the fast paced 50-minute conversation the pair cover off a wide range of topics, including: 

the support he received from team’s three principals – Doug Devos, Hap Fauth and Roger Penske – when formulating the team’s response to the pandemic
the impact on the team of the cancellation of the Italian and American America's Cup World Series events
what Hutchinson thinks of the four teams’ differing first generation AC75 designs – and which one of his rivals' boats he likes the look of most
how the American Magic sailors have tried to offset lost on the water time with in-house two boat sparring on the simulator and the ensuing banter between him and principal helmsman Dean Barker
why Hutchinson says his own role on the boat as tactician/strategist is not guaranteed
some fascinating insight into what racing the revolutionary AC75s might actually be like
latest details of the team’s second AC75 and why Hutchinson is yet to see it in the flesh
the timetable for the team's ongoing move to Auckland and their action plan for once they get there
whether the lack of ACWS racing prior to the Challenger Selection Series might well be to the advantage of the three Challengers?


All this and much more....