Canfield, Stars+Stripes Win Gold Cup, Match Racing Title
HAMILTON, Bermuda: Skipper Taylor Canfield and Team Stars+Stripes have won the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship.
The victory was Canfields third at the Bermuda Gold Cup and second Open Match Racing World Championship.
I cant thank my team enough, Canfield said. I put us in a lot of tough spots this week and they got us out of almost every one of them. Were excited to be out racing again, and to come away with a win is unbelievable. Were thrilled.
Canfield and crew won $30,000 from the $100,000 prize purse. His crew includes Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de Leon, Mike Menninger and Eric Shampain. They wore social justice statements on their gear, including Black Lives Matter, Respect, Equality, Justice and Freedom.
Stars+Stripes took three of four races against British skipper Ian Williams Team GAC Pindar. New Zealander Phil Robertson and his China One Ningbo crew placed third after defeating Jeppe Borchs Borch Racing Team from Denmark in the petite final.
We were able to prove to the world that we can host a professional sporting event safely and responsibly without sacrificing the action on the water, said Glenn Jones, CEO of Bermuda Tourism.