May 17, 2015

Congressional Cup 2015 | Ullman Sails

Taylor Canfield and his US One Sailing Team have captured the Congressional Cup for the second time in a commanding fashion.  The week long event, now part of the World Match Racing Tour, is held ever year in the iconic Catalina 37 and Ullman Sails Newport Beach has been proud to be a part of the event for the past 4 years.

Local boy Dustin Durant close action vs Monnin.

The World Match Racing Tour brings an added element of excitement to an already fantastic event.    Pitching the world best against local favorites also brings a sense of pride and fuels the crowd to be even louder!  Long Beach Match Racing and Dicskon Racing both made it to the Congressional Cup Finals and had their moments against the top boys on the tour.

Ian Williams sailing to a respective third place finish overll.

The final day saw Phil Robertson face off against Taylor Canfield in the final.  The Kiwi had a fine regatta and pushed Canfield, who represents the US Virgin Islands, to the limits as they were both over early in the final race with Canfield who managed to clear first and start ahead.  

Close racing off the pier makes everyone feel involved.  Live commentary from the acclaimed Steve "Con Cup" Steiner makes the matches a little more exciting and fever pitch really hit on the weekend as the fresh breeze made racing even closer.  It has been a please to watch the Ullman Carbon GPL Sails and Red Line Spinnakers fly around the city of Long Beach once again.  Ullman Sails teamed up with Dimension Polyant to supply the highest quality sails.

All Pictures courtesy Joy Sailing