Built in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1999, Abracadabra / USA 54 was designed by Australian, Ian Burns. The yacht was raced in the 2000 America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand by John Kolius’ Aloha Racing (Waikiki Yacht Club). Abracadabra was the second of two IACC boats entered by Aloha Racing, along with stable mate USA 50. Read more on San Diego sailing.
During the 2000 America’s Cup challenge, Abracadabra defeated Team Dennis Conner’s USA 55 in preliminary round robin races in 2 out of 3 races. After an unsuccessful run at the 2000 America’s Cup, Abracadabra was purchased by software magnate, Larry Ellison to serve as a training boat for his Oracle Racing team.