© K. Urtz 2013 Yacht / Country	 BLACK MAGIC	 Sail Number	 NZL-32 	 Syndicate :	  Team New Zealand Syndicate.	 CEO	                  Peter Blake	 Yacht Club:	  Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron	 Designer :	         Doug Peterson and Laurie Davidson	 Boat Builder :	 McMullen & Wing Yard, Auckland	 Skipper:	         Russell Coutts
“Black Magic” NZL - 32 winner of the America’s Cup 1995   With the yacht NZL 32 "Black Magic", headed by Sir Peter Blake and helmed by Russell Coutts the T
1995
With the yacht NZL 32 "Black Magic", headed by Sir Peter Blake and helmed by Russell Coutts the Team New Zealand won after 3 attempts in vain 1987 (Kiwi magic), 1988 ("big boat" KZ 1) and 1992 (NZL 20) the America's Cup 1995. The strength of Team New Zealand were not an exceptional yacht construction or special sailing designs etc. but a homogenous teamwork focused fully on the boat. Of course, with designers Doug Peterson and Laurie Davidson as well as the sail designer Tom Schnackenberg were experts at work.
But it was their maxime to observe the expertise of the crew at any time. Is typical for example that the sister yacht NZL-38 was estimated and used in all 4 Round Robins of the LVC as the newer and therefore faster yacht. But at the end it was decided at the request of the team before the Semifinals to sail the older NZL-32 until the end of the competitions.
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