Global studio and distribution network Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) and national sailing team Stars+Stripes USA have signed a development deal to produce an unscripted show about the team’s efforts.
The as-yet untitled show will follow the All-American sailing team of men and women (pictured), co-founded by world champion sailors Mike Buckley and Taylor Canfield, as they compete in the the America’s Cup race as the first all-American entry in the tournament in more than 20 years.
The project will focus on the team’s values of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity, as well as questions of boat design and building process and the recruitment and training of athletes.
“We couldn’t be more excited to document the making of the first All-American team challenging for the America’s Cup in over 20 years,” said Joe LaBracio, EVP of alternative programming at CNE, in a statement. “When we first heard Mike and Taylor’s story, we were all in.”
“We are thrilled to have Condé Nast Entertainment tell our story to the world about the making of our campaign from the inside, how we deal with challenges with fundraising and sponsorship, the state-of-the-art technology that is needed to compete, and the personal stories of our American athletes,” added Tricia Wilber, special advisor to the Stars+Stripes USA CEO.
CNE’s sports-related portfolio includes Fastest Car, the Emmy Award-nominated Last Chance U and Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians, as well as the GQ Sports YouTube channel.
(Photo courtesy of Stars+Stripes USA)