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Taylor Canfield
WS Ranking 11
Stars + Stripes USA

Long Beach Yacht Club

A former Match Racing World Champion, number one World Sailing ranked match racer for three of the past five years, four-time winner of the Crimson Blazer at the Congressional Cup, two-time winner of the Argo Group Gold Cup and winner of countless World Match Racing Tour events in both monohull and M32 eras; Taylor Canfield first made his name in Optimist dinghy sailing out of his home, St. Thomas Yacht Club in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Following an All-American collegiate sailing career, Canfield is ready for his biggest sailing challenge yet. On December 2018, the Long Beach Yacht Club, announced its entry, Stars & Stripes Team USA, was formally accepted by the Defender and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth Challenger of the 36th America’s Cup. Canfield co-founded the team with fellow professional American sailor, Mike Buckley.

By winning the 2018 Congressional Cup. Canfield joins sailing legends Gavin Brady, Peter Holmberg, and Rod Davis as the only four-time winner of this match racing crown. Will this winning streak continue and lead to Canfield’s fifth Crimson Blazer!

Mike Buckley - Tactician
Sally Barkow - Main
Jesse Fielding - Trim
George Peet - Trim
Ben Bardwell - Bow

9th Congressional Cup ‘11
3rd Congressional Cup ‘12
6th Congressional Cup ‘13
1st Congressional Cup ‘14
1st Congressional Cup ‘15
1st Congressional Cup ’16
3rd Congressional Cup ‘17
1st Congressional Cup ‘18

1st Argo Group Gold Cup ’18, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, BER
6th World Match Racing Tour ’18, GKSS Match Cup Sweden, Marstrand, SWE