No go at WMRT Coconut Grove Cup

Published on April 15th, 2017

Miami, FL (April 15, 2017) – Winds on the second day of the WMRT Coconut Grove Cup exceeded the upper limit of race conditions and the race committee deemed it safer to stay ashore.

“Conditions out on the bay are sailable, but not raceable,” announced PRO Mattias Dahlström at the skippers briefing. A heightened sea state and close quarter match racing manoeuvres would have been unsafe for the teams.

This pause in competition means that Anthony Kotoun can enjoy a second day sitting at the top of the leaderboard. The forecast for tomorrow shows a drop in wind for the final day of competition.

WMRT Coconut Grove Cup is the second of the Miami double header World Tour level events in April. The finalists from this event will qualify for the World Championship level WMRT Match Cup America on October 3-8 (Venue TBA).

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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
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.

Source: WMRT

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