2017 PRESS RELEASES

53rd Annual Congressional Cup hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club 
   

FROM BLACK FLAG TO CRIMSON BLAZER:
Williams wins Congressional Cup 2017

Posted: April 2, 2017
In a series of matches that were as mercurial as the weather, Ian Williams (GBR) and his team GAC Pindar triumphed in the 53rd Congressional Cup, beating Johnie Berntsson (SWE) in a fifth and final winner-take-all match.


BERNTSSON AND WILLIAMS ON THE BRINK: CONGRESSIONAL CUP TO BE DECIDED APRIL 2.
Posted: April 1, 2017
“Choices are the hinges of destiny,” goes the famous quote by Edwin Markham, and today’s Congressional Cup racing proved that making good choices can make, or break you. Berntsson, Williams, Canfield and Robertson vie for the Congressional Cup..


WILLIAMS DOMINATES REPECHANGE, QUALIFIES FOR CONGRESSIONAL CUP QUARTER FINALS
Posted: March 31, 2017
Six-time Match Racing World Champion Williams shockingly finished last in the 2016 Congressional Cup, earning the consolation prize: a copy of Arthur Knapp Jr.’s book “Race Your Boat Right.” At the time, he swore his team would return to Congressional Cup this year....


BERNTSSON BLASTS THROUGH QUALIFYING AT CONGRESSIONAL CUP
Posted: March 30, 2017
Berntsson, Canfield, Robertson and Sam Gilmour (NZL) move straight to the Quarter Finals on Saturday, with Friday now a welcome day off. The balance will fight for their spots in the Repechage; an eight boat round robin, to determine which four move on …


EVERYONE GETS A PIECE OF THE PIE ON DAY ONE OF CONGRESSIONAL CUP
Posted: March 29, 2017
Brilliant sunshine greeted the all-star line-up of Congressional Cup 2017, racing along the shores of Long Beach, California. Conditions were nothing like last year’s dismal, drizzly weather.
But the wind played havoc with racers none-the-less. .


CONGRESSIONAL CUP 2017 GOES 'OLD STYLE' ON BELMONT PIER
Posted: March 29, 2017
Grab your lawn chair and cooler and come on down to the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier today through Sunday April 2, for the 53rd running of the Congressional Cup regatta! Storms that dumped record rains on California damaged the pier, initially threatening to deter the hundreds of spectators who come to experience this world-class match racing extravaganza, each year...


AGE & EXPERIENCE TRIUMPH OVER YOUTH IN FICKER CUP: DICKSON AND STORRS ADVANCE TO CONGRESSIONAL CUP
Posted: March 26, 2017
Scott Dickson and David Storrs defeated young challengers Harry Price and Nevin Snow in the semi-finals of the 38th annual Ficker Cup held here today, with Dickson, representing Long Beach Yacht Club, going on to win the prestigious Ficker Cup trophy...


DICKSON TAKES THE LEAD IN DAY TWO OF FICKER CUP; ADVANCES TO SEMI-FINALS WITH STORRS, SNOW AND PRICE
Posted: March 25, 2017
Storm clouds threatened Day Two of the 38th Ficker Cup regatta today, but the only tempest on the track was Long Beach Yacht Club’s Scott Dickson and team, who stormed the scoreboard with an 11-3 record, following up yesterday’s powerful start with six wins today.


'FICKER IS QUICKER' - TRIBUTE TO LEGENDARY HELMSMAN KICKS OFF 2017 FICKER CUP REGATTA
Posted: March 24, 2017
Long Beach Yacht Club kicked off the 38th annual Ficker Cup regatta with a tribute to the late Bill Ficker, bestowing the eight race teams with “Ficker is Quicker” flags, before continuing onto the race course to the type of competition that would have made Ficker proud.
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COUNTDOWN TO CONGRESSIONAL CUP 2017
Posted: March 18, 2017

This year’s line-up is impressive: including defending champion Taylor Canfield, ISV (World Sailing ranked no. 1) – with a trio of back-to-back Congressional Cup wins; reigning Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson, NZL (no. 9); past winners Ian Williams, GBR (no. 4), and Johnie Berntsson, SWE(no. 56); plus Nicolai Sehested, DEN (no. 37)..



ALL-STAR LINEUP FOR CONGRESSIONAL CUP 2017
Posted: February 14, 2017

Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, has been named the tenth competitor in the 2017 Congressional Cup regatta, rounding out, “A great line-up!” in the words of Chairman Joe Seibert. Seibert announced Aschenbrenner’s entry in the 53rd running of this esteemed World Match Racing Tour event, which will be held March 27 to April 2 in Long Beach, California.

   

2017 CONGRESSIONAL CUP LINEUP PROMISES ACTION AND EXCITEMENT, MARCH 27 TO APRIL 2
Posted: January 10, 2017

The 53rd Congressional Cup regatta promises a bounty of action and excitement, with the preliminary announcement of three-quarters of the teams; including seven of the world’s top 10 match racing skippers.