April 18-22, 2018 the Long Beach Yacht Club hosted the 54th consecutive Congressional Cup. This grade one world class sailing event is known as the “Granddaddy” of Match Racing .
Ted Turner. Ed Baird. Dennis Conner. These world class sailors will tell you the Congressional Cup is pure match racing - a true test of sailing ability. They are three out of a long list of top sailors who have traveled to Long Beach, California to compete in Congressional Cup. Pure match racing means boats are precisely uniform, which creates an opportunity to truly measure sailing strategy and skills. In this regatta there is zero margin for error: It's like a chess game on the water, and year after year the Congressional Cup always delivers excitement for competitors and fans alike around the world.
Four time Congressional Cup winner Taylor Canfield and his “Team-US-One”, won the 2018 Congressional Cup – after an intense five-day battle against nine of the current world’s top match racing talent; and fierce finals with America’s Cup legends Dean Barker, Terry Hutchinson representing the New York Yacht Club, 2021 Americas Cup challenger Team “American Magic”, who finished in second place in the 2018 Congressional Cup.
Five days of broadcast quality (7 camera) HD TV live streaming coverage lets you experience the thrill of the 2018 Congressional Cup like never before by viewing the video highlights and features of the event including extensive drone and immersive VR content.