Locals Fight at Regata de Portugal
Published on October 4th, 2018
Lisbon, Portugal (October 4, 2018) – The third event of the 2018 World Match Racing Tour, Regata de Portugal, is underway as the 12 teams raced the qualifiers to determine the seeding for the Quarter Final stage. Ian Williams (GBR) is on the top of the leader board going into the Repechage, followed closely by Yann Guichard (FRA), and Johnie Berntsson (SWE). Four pairs raced three races each in the Repechage, in each case the winner of the race won all three races. Racing continues through October 7.
Results to Date:
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.