World #1 Taylor Canfield (USA) and his crew sailed an unforgiving and mistake free defense to win the championship final with two wins to World #2 Ian Williams' (GBR) one to collect the traditional Crimson Blazer.
The semi-final line up for the 50th Congressional Cup is confirmed with Taylor Canfield, Ian Williams, Francesco Bruni, Keith Swinton setting the scene for an international battle to win the Crimson Blazer.
Team USA 1 from the New York Yacht Club are the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Champions, defeating the local AUS 1 team in the final in Perth, Australia to successfully defend the title they won two years ago.
Australia won the Under 21 title on the third day of racing at the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championship in Perth, whilst in the senior competition the favourites from the USA suffered their first setback.
Just 10 days remain until the start of the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championship in Perth, Australia where teams from Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America will put their boat handling and communication skills to the ultimate test.