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News & Press: August 2019

Fischer Connectors selected to supply America's Cup challenger

01 August 2019  
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Atlanta, GA - New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today announced Fischer Connectors, the global leader in electrical connectors, optical fiber connectors, cable assemblies and connectivity solutions. The America's cup is the oldest event in international sports, and the highest prize in sailing.

"The technical solutions and systems we are creating to win the America's Cup are built in-house by American Magic's engineering team, and Fischer Connectors is instrumental in many areas," said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic. "Through quality, reliability and innovation, Fischer Connectors makes our lives easier and our boats faster."

American Magic is utilizing the Fischer FiberOptic Series and the Fischer MiniMax™ Series in several projects, along with the Fischer Freedom™ Series.

Alain Lafourcade, President of Fischer Connectors, Inc., said he was proud that the high-technology connectivity solutions provided by Fischer Connectors have a place with the American Magic. "We are honored that Fischer Connectors is sponsoring one of the top sailing teams in the world. Our engineers really enjoy working on challenging applications like the American Magic. The project says a lot about how our connectivity solutions stand up to extreme conditions. We cheer for the success of all our customers, and in this case, I'm looking forward to seeing what else we can do to help the team on their journey to New Zealand in 2021."

American Magic is currently training in Rhode Island, near the New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport. The team will participate in the upcoming America's Cup World Series, which includes multiple events planned for 2020. In early 2021, the team will compete in Auckland, New Zealand in the Prada Cup, the Challenger finals. The winner of the Prada Cup will face the Defender of the America's Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand, in the America's Cup Presented by Prada from March 6-21, 2021.

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