PHOTOS: Match Cup Australia 2017
Published on March 25th, 2017
The 2017 World Match Racing Tour is a seven event circuit which takes in venues in Europe and the United States before ending in China for the World Championships. The first event was Match Cup Australia on March 20-25 in Perth, Australia.
Photos by Ian Roman.
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2017 World Championship Level Events:
WMRT Match Cup Australia, March 20-25
WMRT Congressional Cup, March 29-April 2
WMRT Northern Europe, June 6-11 (Venue TBA)
WMRT Match Cup Sweden, July 3-8 (Venue TBA)
WMRT Match Cup USA, August 1-6 (Venue TBA)
WMRT Match Cup America, October 3-8 (Venue TBA)
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
WMRT Match Cup China, November 3-10 (Venue TBA)
Background: In 2013, Swedish company Aston Harald AB acquired the design and production rights to the one-design M32 catamarans. In July 2015, Aston Harald AB acquired the World Match Racing Tour, which then began the use of the M32 during the 2016 Tour. Launched in 2000, the World Match Racing Tour is the leading professional match racing series sanctioned by World Sailing. The 2017 season is a seven event circuit which takes in venues in Europe and the United States before ending in China for the World Championships.