- Name: Taylor Canfield
- Nationality: U.S.A.
- Club: Chicago YC/St. Thomas YC
- Year born: 1989
A former Match Racing World Champion, former No. 1 World Sailing ranked match racer, 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 is a formidable name in the world of modern match racing.
After some years of one-off appearances, US One joined the World Match Racing Tour with a full campaign in 2012, and already in 2013 had their first match racing world title. The team, mostly based out of Chicago, had proven themselves on the monohull match racing circuit with podium finishes in the Match Racing World Championship from 2013 – 2015. In anticipation of the WMRT shift into the multihull era, US One ran a campaign in the 2015 M32 Series Scandinavia. Despite facing up against a strong Scandinavian field of Olympic and World Champions, all with far more M32 experience, Canfield and his team won the 2015 M32 Series by a comfortable margin.
Despite dominating the first WMRT season in the M32, US One missed out at the single-event World Championship, finishing the event in second place. The 2017 season played out in similar fashion with the team podiuming throughout the season, but missing glory at the World Championship in China.
However, Taylor Canfield and the US One team look to be a formidable force for the 2018 season. In the pre-season the boys have already won the Congressional Cup (Canfield’s fourth victory at the event) and the Argo Group Gold Cup, both of which fielded a strong lineup of the World’s top match racing talent. As the 2018 WMRT season plays out and the team switches to multihull match racing, will this winning streak continue and lead to Canfield’s second Match Racing World Championship?
Taylor Canfield (Skipper)
Chicago Yacht Club/St. Thomas Yacht Club
Hayden Goodrick (Main Trim)
Garth Ellingham (Tactician)
Trevor Burd (Float)
Match Racing World Championship Results
2017 – 7th (3rd on WMRT Leaderboard)
2016 — 2nd (1st WMRT Leaderboard)
2015 — 2nd
2014 — 2nd
2013 — 1st
2012 — 7th
2011 — 19th
2010 — 17th
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