After the capsize of American Magic this afternoon, America’s Cup Event Ltd and the Syndicate themselves have activated emergency management plans.
The Race Management Team have advised that all crew are safe and accounted for.
All syndicates are assisting, with coastguard in attendance and this is being coordinated from the On Water Operations Centre.
Further updates will follow once provided by the Americas Cup press team.
UPDATE – 6:00pm AEST – NYYC American Magic has released the following statement:
Auckland, New Zealand – New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup, capsized in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark during a Prada Cup race shortly before 6:00 PM NZDT on Sunday, January 17 (January 16 U.S. time). All team members onboard were quickly accounted for by the team’s on-the-water safety personnel and declared safe.
The team’s AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, was damaged during the incident and began taking on water. American Magi received rapid assistance from the three other America’s Cup teams, along with America’s Cup Event Ltd, the race management team, and local fire and police personnel.
Efforts to stabilize PATRIOT and get the yacht back to shore are currently underway. American magic is sincerely thankful for all of the assistance rendered to the team following today’s incident.