RELEASE 03-25-2019: Tao Systems Named Official Supplier of America's Cup Challenger


March 25, 2019

NIA Release: 2019-03

Hampton, Va. – Tao Systems, developer of best-of-its-class flow measurement products for the aerospace, marine and fluid dynamics industries, has been named an Official Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup. The America’s Cup is the oldest event in international sports, and the highest prize in sailing.

“When you need sensor equipment that can survive in a challenging marine environment while still producing crucial data, you need the best supplier in the industry,” said Terry Hutchinson, Skipper and Executive Director of American Magic. “We are excited to have Tao Systems as part of our team, and to have them working with us onsite.”

“The America’s Cup offers our team a chance to work in a highly competitive environment while fully leveraging the unique tools and experience that we can provide,” said Arun Mangalamof Tao Systems. “Just like the sailors, designers and support team at American Magic, Tao Systems is committed to winning.”

In addition to industry-leading technology, Tao Systems brings significant implementation experience to the team. Past projects include work for NASA, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and previous America’s Cup campaigns. Tao Systems works in collaboration with the Peninsula Technology Incubator (PTI).  PTI was incorporated in 2012 by the National Institute of Aerospace after receiving an initial grant from the City of Hampton Industrial Development.  PTI provides mentorship and support services to innovative companies to aid them in the commercialization of products.

About Tao Systems

For over a decade, Tao Systems has provided engineering research, development, and consulting services to an international customer base. The accumulated experience in aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and measurement electronics has allowed us to provide innovative solutions in the most challenging and diverse environments. Core areas of expertise include fluid dynamics, mixed signal circuit design, control system design, and aerospace and marine engineering for research applications. Products range from high-end research anemometers for flow characterization to air speed sensors. Projects range from computational modeling and analysis to prototype fabrication and testing to complete system integration.

About New York Yacht Club American Magic 

Formed in October 2017 by Bella Mente Racing, Quantum Racing and the New York Yacht Club, American Magic brings together two highly successful racing programs with one of the foremost yacht clubs in the world. The team represents a shared vision of launching a campaign for the 36th America’s Cup competition, reconnecting the American sailing base with sailing’s premier event and elevating the quality of competitive sailing in the United States.

American Magic will develop and support a team that will participate in the America’s Cup competition, the Prada Cup and the America’s Cup World Series events that lead up to both. American Magic’s Official Innovation Partner is Airbus ADL Embedded Solutions. Other partnerships include Official Apparel Sponsor Helly Hansen and Official Control Systems Sponsor Parker Hannifin. American Magic is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Press Contacts:

Will Ricketson
Communications Director
American Magic

Arun Mangalam
Tao Systems

Daniel Morris
Executive Director
REaKTOR – UMS Accelerator (Formerly PTI)
National Institute of Aerospace

Harla Sherwood
Director of Partnerships
National Institute of Aerospace