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Legendary sailor to give keynote speech at METSTRADE 2024

Terry Hutchinson, skipper and president of operations for New York Yacht Club American Magic, is to deliver the METSTRADE 2024 Breakfast Briefing.

Terry will also meet with members of the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club after his keynote speech.

Twice named US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, lifetime competitive sailor Terry has so far taken part in five America’s Cup Campaigns and has won 17 world championships in the Farr 40, IMS, J/24, TP 52 classes in addition to the Maxi 72, and Maxi Class.

He is also acknowledged by his peers as a proven master in forming and managing the multi-disciplined shore and on-water teams required for any successful sailing campaign.

“We are delighted to announce Terry Hutchinson as our METSTRADE ICOMIA Breakfast Briefing keynote speaker,” said Niels Klarenbeek, director of METSTRADE. “This latest edition of the America’s Cup is once again pushing boundaries and it will expose high performance foiling to millions globally.

“The wider recreational marine equipment industry has much to learn from the many areas of technological and human development required for any successful America’s Cup campaign.

“Taking what we learn and transferring it over is a massive win for the marine industry.”

Terry Hutchinson

“The ability for our global audience of leading marine professionals to engage with one of world sailing’s great team leaders will provide a truly inspirational start to METSTRADE 2024.”

In addition, American Magic has been named as a METSTRADE partner for 2024 and will share regular insights on what it takes to succeed at this level of performance, from design and technology to collaboration and inclusivity.

Terry added: “All the things that go into a successful America’s Cup team apply to a lot of different areas of our sport.

“Taking what we learn and transferring it over is a massive win for the marine industry, as is the work we are doing on careers and educational development. American Magic welcomes this opportunity to engage with the marine equipment sector through METSTRADE.”

The Breakfast Briefing will take place from 8am on November 19, the first day of METSTRADE. It is organised in partnership with ICOMIA and is open to METSTRADE exhibitors, members of METSTRADE’s Young Professionals Club, press and VIP guests.

It will be followed by the announcement of the 2024 DAME Design Awards winners.

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