Williams leads at Regata de Portugal
Published on October 3rd, 2018
Lisbon, Portugal (October 3, 2018) – The third event of the 2018 World Match Racing Tour, Regata de Portugal, got underway today as the 12 teams began the fleet racing qualifiers to determine the seeding for the Quarter Final stage. Ian Williams (GBR) had the hottest day with all top two scores, with bullets also going to Johnie Berntsson (SWE), Yann Guichard (FRA), and Mans Holmberg (SWE). Racing continues through October 7.
2018 World Match Racing Tour
Match Cup Sweden: 3-8th July
Match Cup Norway: 26-29th July
Regata de Portugal: 3-7th October
Match Racing World Championship (Shenzhen, China): 8-12th November
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.