Goodrick part of victorious US crew

New Plymouth's Hayden Goodrick has helped claim one of yachting's most prestigious trophies.

The 29-year-old, who is based in Vail, Colorado, was on board Team US One, which won the Monsoon Cup recently.

The Alpari World Match racing Tour event was sailed in Malaysia, with the cup decided in a dramatic sudden-death final between Goodrick's boat skippered by Taylor Canfield and New Zealander Phil Robertson sailing for Waka Racing.

The two boats traded the lead throughout in a penalty-littered final.

After two races, the honours were shared, with Canfield taking the next to lead 2-1. Robertson won the next to force the sudden- death, winner takes all race - won by Canfield.

"This win is the best we have achieved in our careers so far. The guys I'm sailing with, Hayden Goodrick, Mike Rehe, Dan Morris and Rod Dawson, did a fantastic job here today," Canfield said.

"We're only the second US team to win this after Peter Holmberg in 2006."

Taranaki Daily News