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Long Beach Yacht Club’s Stars and Stripes Withdraws from America’s Cup 36

It’s official — America’s Cup 36 Challenger Stars+Stripes won’t be headed to Auckland later this month. Long Beach Yacht Club staff commodore Bill Durant sent the following letter to fellow members on Friday:

“Over the past two years, the Long Beach Yacht Club and our sailing team, Stars+Stripes USA, have made every effort to participate as a competitor in the 36th America’s Cup. After exhausting what has been every possibility to make it to the starting line, regrettably, time has run out and it is time to withdraw our challenge.

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