Live Coverage: World Match Racing Tour
Published on March 22nd, 2017
The World Match Racing Tour begins the 2017 season on March 20-25 at Match Cup Australia in Perth, Australia. Eighteen teams compete in a qualifying fleet race stage to determine seeding for the 16 teams that advance to the match racing knockout rounds.
WMRT Match Cup Australia – Day 3 – March 22
WMRT Match Cup Australia – Day 4 – March 23
WMRT Match Cup Australia – Day 5 – March 24
WMRT Match Cup Australia – Day 6 – March 25
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.
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