Taylor Canfield dons Crimson Blazer after edging out Dean Barker and ‘Team American Magic.’
LONG BEACH — Taylor Canfield and Team US One topped the winner’s list at the 2018 Congressional Cup in Long Beach. Canfield finished ahead of Dean Barker and Team American Magic at the World Sailing Grade One Regatta held April 18-22 at Long Beach Yacht Club.
Sam Gilmour (Australia) defeated Johnie Berntsson (Sweden) in the petit finals to claim third place.
Canfield (2014, 2015 and 2016) and Barker (2000 and 2005) are both past Congressional Cup winners.
The winner of the Congressional Cup is awarded the coveted Crimson Blazer – similar in status to golfing’s Masters Green Jacket. Team US One, in addition to the trophy, received $16,000 in prize money.
The Congressional Cup was established by Long Beach YC in 1965 and is recognized as the “grandfather” of match racing, pioneering the concept of on-the- water umpiring 30 years ago.
FINAL RESULTS: CONGRESSIONAL CUP 2018
Taylor Canfield USA
Dean Barker USA
Sam Gilmour AUS
Johnie Berntsson SWE
Ian Williams GBR
Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN
Eric Monnin SUI
Scott Dickson USA
Chris Steele NZL
Harry Price AUS
Visit www.thecongressionalcup.com for a full report and complete results.
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