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American sailing group eyes 2021 America's Cup challenge

American sailing group eyes 2021 America's Cup challenge

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A group of professional sailors, industry leaders and financial backers is working to put together a second American challenge for the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand.

The New York Yacht Club announced in October it would challenge for the first time since 2002-03. The club once held the Auld Mug for 132 years.

This unnamed second group gained traction last weekend. Some of its principals helped crew US One Sailing Team, skippered by Taylor Canfield, to victory over the New York Yacht Club's Team American Magic in the prestigious Congressional Cup in Long Beach.

US One tactician Mike Buckley says he started the initiative for an American team of sailors, engineers and innovators a year ago.


Updated : 2021-03-03 05:11 GMT+08:00