Stars + Stripes is still alive!
How many teams will compete for victory in the 36th draw of the America Cup – four or five? In recent months, many involuntarily came to the conclusion that four. Since the fifth – Stars + Stripes Team USA – has not been heard for a long time.
But it turns out that Stars + Stripes is still alive and is completing the construction of the boat. This was reported to Sailing World magazine by one of the founders of the California team and its future skipper Taylor Canfield.
– I want to reassure you: the team exists, the construction of the vessel continues successfully. – said Canild. – It’s another matter that recently we have not advertised our activities, because a lot is not yet clear. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, two stages of the America's Cup World Series had to be canceled, and there is still a lot of fog around the America Cup, it is possible that it will have to be postponed to a later date. I honestly admit that it would be beneficial for us, as we continue to raise money for the implementation of the Stars + Stripes Team USA project. In any case, work is ongoing, and we are not going to minimize it!
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