PORTSMOUTH, RI (#1212) — Patricia Hutchinson, mother of Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson (USA), christened the team's first AC75 with G.H. Mumm champagne, the Official Champagne Partner of the 36th America´s Cup. Photo above: American Magic / Will Ricketson.
DEFIANT was also the name of one of Bill Koch's 1992 IACC yachts that raced under the team name America Cubed. That team went on to win the San Diego Yacht Club defender trials, and the 1992 America's Cup Match in San Diego against the Italian challenger of led by the late Raul Gardini, IL MORO DI VENEZIA.
DEFIANCE was the name of a defense candidate built for the America's Cup scheduled to be held in 1914 that was derailed by the start of World War !.
Read the full press release, issued Sunday morning, here. Below is the YouTube video of the ceremony issued today concurrent with the release....
American Magic Team Principal Doug DeVos addresses the crowd as DEFIANT rests in her cradle. Best shot yet of DEFIANT'S very flat "Scow bow." Photo: American Magic / Amory Ross.