2016 PRESS RELEASES

   
THREE-PEAT FOR CANFIELD IN CONGRESSIONAL CUP/WMRT!
Posted: April 10, 2016
Taylor Canfield and his USOne Sailing Team triumphed in the Congressional Cup regatta. After five days of “unbelievable match racing” – Canfield becomes the first skipper to win three Crimson Blazers back-to-back, in the 52-year history of the legendary regatta.
   
KIWIS CRUMBLE IN QUARTER FINALS
Sehested stays strong, advances to semis with Canfield, Dickson & Gilmour
Posted: April 9, 2016
Congressional Cup defending champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) dispatched Eric Monnin (SUI), and Nicolai Sehested (DEN) eliminated Bjorn Hansen (SWE) one-two-three, in the early matches of the Quarter Finals..

ROUND ROBINS ACCOMPLISHED, REPECHAGE ABANDONED, AS UNUSUAL WEATHER DISRUPTS CONGRESSIONAL CUP/WMRT RACING
Posted: April 8, 2016
The US Postal Service has a saying: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”..

RAIN AND ZEPHYRS CUT SHORT DAY TWO OF CONGRESSIONAL CUP/WMRT RACING
Posted: April 7, 2016
Dismal conditions on the race course here forced lengthy postponements, and ultimately curtailed racing, on the second day of qualifying Round Robins at the 52nd Congressional Cup regatta..

 
WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?! THE FUR FLIES ON DAY ONE OF CONGRESSIONAL CUP 2016
Posted: April 6, 2016
In an era when much of yacht racing is moving to multihulls, the Congressional Cup regatta has proved that ‘cat’ racing has nothing over the electrifying dogfights of keelboat match racing..

52nd CONGRESSIONAL CUP & WORLD MATCH RACING TOUR STAGE TWO COME TO LONG BEACH, CA APRIL 6 - 10
Posted: April 5, 2016
With the addition of two final qualifiers from this weekend’s Ficker Cup Presented by Porsche regatta, the 2016 Congressional Cup roster is set and ready to rumble.

BERNTSSON TRIUMPHS AT FICKER CUP PRESENTED BY PORSCHE - ADVANCES TO CONGRESSIONAL CUP, WITH DICKSON
Posted: April 3, 2016
Umpire Stephen Van Dyck – who called winning tactics for America’s Cup skipper Bill Ficker – called it some of the most impressive Ficker Cup Presented by Porsche racing he’s seen.

BERNTSSON, DICKSON, JERWOOD AND STORRS ADVANCE TO SEMI-FINALS IN FICKER CUP PRESENTED BY PORSCHE AT LBYC
Posted: April 2, 2016
Johnie Berntsson (SWE), Scott Dickson (USA), Matthew Jerwood (AUS) and David Storrs (USA) have advanced to the semi-finals in Ficker Cup Presented by Porsche, after two days of combative match racing...

WALKER AND DICKSON ON TOP AFTER DAY ONE OF FICKER CUP PRESENTED BY PORSCHE CARS N.A.
Posted: April 1, 2016
It may be April Fool’s Day around the globe, but in Long Beach, California it was serious business, as Ficker Cup Presented by Porsche sailors opened the three-day event with spirited competition.

PRELUDE TO CONGRESSIONAL CUP: FICKER CUP PRESENTED BY PORCHE CARS N.A.
Posted: April 1, 2016
The 52nd annual Congressional Cup regatta is just around the corner! But first: The Ficker Cup Presented by Porsche – a three-day match racing contest – will determine which two skippers will advance to the Congressional Cup … and who will go home.

CONGRESSIONAL CUP COUNTDOWN: CAN CANFIELD DEFEND, AFTER WILLIAMS WOWS IN FREMANTLE
Posted: March 14, 2016
World-class match racing comes to Southern California in April 6 to 10, with the 52nd Congressional Cup regatta, founded and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC)...

 

Top Notch Match Racing comes to Southern California with WMRT/Congressional Cup 2016
Posted: March 2, 2016
World-class match racing comes to Southern California in April 6 to 10, with the 52nd Congressional Cup regatta, founded and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC)...

2016 Congressional Cup mixes it up with Barkow, Wild Card Steele
Posted: January 30, 2016
The 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) wrapped up with a thrilling duel between Ian Williams and Taylor Canfield – the top two ISAF-ranked match racing skippers in the world – at the Malaysian Monsoon Cup, with Williams edging out Canfield for the 2015 victor’s crown.