America's Cup challengers a step closer to sailing after first tests of new boat

After three weeks of getting their AC75 boat prepared, America's Cup challengers American Magic are a step closer to sailing in Auckland.

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The US syndicate carried out system checks in Auckland today. Source: 1 NEWS

The American syndicate moved their boat "Defiant" onto the water in Auckland today, carrying out system checks just outside their base.

All going to plan, American Magic should be out training on the Waitematā  Harbour next week.