Stars+Stripes joins New York Yacht Club's America's Cup push

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yacht Club has brought on the Stars+Stripes sailing team as part of its effort to field an all-American squad for the next multi-challenger America’s Cup. The New York Yacht Club held the America’s Cup from 1851 until 1983 but hasn’t come close to winning it back. Stars+Stripes is led by Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield. They launched a campaign for the last America’s Cup but failed to raise enough money and didn’t make it to the starting line. With Canfield skippering and Buckley crewing, Team Stars+Stripes won the open world match racing championship in October.  

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