April 17, 2019
Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, has been named an Official Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. The America’s Cup is the oldest event in international sports, and the highest prize in sailing.
“America’s Cup campaigns are driven in part by innovation, precision and time management, and Creaform helps us in all of these areas,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic. “Creaform’s 3D measurement technology, combined with the determined onsite work of their team, is a significant competitive edge for American Magic.”
Creaform will help American Magic seamlessly create, simulate, verify, and collaborate on 3D designs and components for its racing boats, significantly enhancing turnaround times and production schedules. Engineers from Creaform have been working with American Magic designers and builders at the team’s production facility in Rhode Island, integrating advanced 3D scanning and modeling technology into key projects.
"Creaform could not think of a better partnership for its 3D measurement technologies. Just like American Magic, we share the same, unwavering commitment to performance excellence and being on the crest of innovation," said Stéphane Auclair, Vice President Division Marketing & Product Management. "We are proud that American Magic relied on our metrology solutions throughout the entire stages of their product development process of their soon-to-be-legendary monohull yacht. To be the first--with no second--at this epic race will need much determination. We wish the team good luck during the 2021 America's Cup.”
The next America’s Cup match will be held from March 6-21, 2021, in Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to the Cup match, American Magic and several other challenging teams will compete in the Prada Cup, the Challenger finals.
About New York Yacht Club American Magic
Formed in October 2017 by Bella Mente Racing, Quantum Racing and the New York Yacht Club, American Magic brings together two highly successful racing programs with one of the foremost yacht clubs in the world. The team represents a shared vision of launching a campaign for the 36th America's Cup competition, reconnecting the American sailing base with sailing's premier event and elevating the quality of competitive sailing in the United States.
American Magic will develop and support a team that will participate in the America's Cup competition, the Prada Cup and the America's Cup World Series events that lead up to both. American Magic’s Official Innovation Partner is Airbus. Other partnerships include Official Apparel Sponsor Helly Hansen and Official Control Systems Sponsor Parker Hannifin. American Magic is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.americanmagic.com