Highlight Show: Dutch Match Cup 2014
Published on November 5th, 2014
Another new event joins the Alpari World Match Racing Tour this season bringing a total of seven stages on the World Championship. Located near Amsterdam, the City of Lelystad hosts the newest and the fifth stage event on the Tour – the Dutch Match Cup on September 24-28, 2014.
Just days apart after Stage 4; the Chicago Match Cup, Tour Card Holders reunite once again in the continuation of an ongoing confrontation for the ISAF Match Racing World Championship title.
Four time World Champion Ian Williams calmly holds the lead heading to the Netherlands. However, the local team will have a better advantage on this stage, as conditions are all new to the Tour Card Holders making it a straightforward open game for all the teams.
Defending World Champion Taylor Canfield of US One have closed the gap on the Frenchman Mathieu Richard with only one point separating his team for second place after winning the Chicago Match Cup.
Following behind, Bjorn Hansen, Keith Swinton, Phil Robertson and David Gilmour all aims to cause a stir and try to steal away Williams’s progressive position at the top.
Known as the match race centre of the Netherlands, Bataviahaven brings in four days of action packed close to shore sailing. With tour championship points at stake, this event promises full of spectacular sailing along with a great mix of activities on shore.
Catch all the action from Dutch Match Cup and get to know Phil Robertson and his WAKA Racing team competing on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Video published on Nov 5, 2014.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.wmrt.com
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the world’s leading match racing series featuring World-Class Championship events across the globe. The series is sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with “Special Event” status. The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is currently sponsored by Alpari and thus officially known as the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). In the world of sailing it is now widely referred to as the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT).