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Taylor Canfield

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Taylor Canfield
Personal information
Born (1989-02-05) February 5, 1989 (age 35)
Sailing career
Class(es)J/70, Vanguard 15, 470, Foiling50, 420, Etchells, IOD
College team Boston College

Taylor Canfield (born February 5, 1989) is a United States Virgin Islands sailor competing in match racing.[1] As of November 29, 2023, he is the driver of the United States SailGP Team following the sale of the team. [2]

He won the ICSA Match Racing National Championship with Boston College in 2010 and 2011, and the 2013 World Match Racing Tour and became 2013 World Champion in match racing.[1]

Canfield was widely expected to skipper the Stars & Stripes Team USA America's Cup campaign as the designated sailing representative of California's Long Beach Yacht Club; however, that team withdrew prior to the commencement of the Prada Cup challengers’ selection process.[3]

Taylor Canfield won the 2020 Bermuda Gold Cup and Open Match Racing World Championship.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Sailor Biography". sailing.org. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "REVEALED: Taylor Canfield named new USA SailGP Team driver". SailGP. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  3. ^ "Stars and Stripes formally withdraw from America's Cup". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "Taylor Canfield Captain of Stars+Stripes Team wins 2020 Bermuda Gold Cup and Open Match Racing World Championship - Sail Sport Talk on Sports Byline USA". sailsporttalk.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2020. Retrieved November 23, 2020.

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