Quiet confidence oozes from American Magic as Prada Cup is about to begin

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American Magic's Terry Hutchinson knows he has a quick boat, but believes more speed has been found in their boat, Patriot.
American Magic skipper Terry Hutchinson says they haven't stopped working on how to find more speed as the racing is about to get serious.

American Magic skipper and executive director Terry Hutchinson isn't the type of person to make boastful claims, but he appeared quietly optimistic at the launch of the Prada Cup on Thursday.

He has every right to feel like that, as American Magic go into the challenger series as favourites and were the only team to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand during the pre-Christmas World Series.

So confidence is naturally high among the team, but Hutchinson says they haven't rested on their laurels.

"The Christmas Cup is in the past and so we're moving forward to the future," he said on the eve of the Prada Cup.

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"Those races were good races, but all three of the teams sitting here have all made steps beyond that," he added, referring to the skippers of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Max Sirena,and INEOS Team UK, Sir Ben Ainslie, who…
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