VIDEO: Congressional Cup, Up Close
Published on April 6th, 2017
Ride onboard with EWii Racing and skipper Nicolai Sehested during the Day 3 action at Long Beach Yacht Club’s 53rd Congressional Cup.
The event hosted twelve international teams on March 29 to April 2 in Long Beach, CA. As the second stop in the 2017 World Match Racing Tour, the racing was held in Catalina 37s, the only monohull that teams would sail during the 2017 season.
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.