Match Racing Begins at World Match Racing Tour
Published on March 5th, 2016
Fremantle, WA (March 5, 2016) – After three days of fleet racing at World Match Racing Tour Fremantle, the field of 20 has been narrowed to 16 teams that today began the match racing knockout segment.
Through to the Quarter Finals:
Matt Jerwood (AUS) beat Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE) 3-0
Ian Williams (GBR) beat Sam Gilmour (AUS) 3-1
Mattias Rahm (SWE) beat Evan Walker (AUS) 3.5-2
Hans Wallén (SWE) beat Eric Monnin (SUI) 3-1
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) beat Steve Thomas (AUS) 3-1
Remaining Round of 16 matches:
Taylor Canfield (ISV) v Chris Steele (NZL) 2-1
Yann Guichard (FRA) v Keith Swinton (AUS) 2-0
Phil Robertson (NZL) v Murray Jones (AUS) 1-1
Having begun on March 2, the event continues to March 7 with a prize purse of USD 200,000. This is the first stop on the 5-event 2016 World Match Racing Tour. Now in its 17th consecutive season, the tour is the longest running global professional series in the sport.
In July 2015, Swedish company Aston Harald AB bought the World Match Racing Tour. Aston Harald AB is a privately owned group of companies which includes M32 catamarans and the M32 Series.