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Getting hungry for 2021 Grand Slam

Published on August 12th, 2020

The Grand Slam Series of Grade 2 match races, the highest ranked series of match races in the United States which attracts top talent from around the globe, has been awarded nine times and was on course in 2020 for one of the most competitive years in the series’ history when it had to be canceled due to COVID-19.

Planning is underway for the 2021 Grand Slam which will continue the tradition of four events scheduled over a short period to make it easier for traveling teams to participate in the entire series with travel time between cities.

The Grand Slam continues its partnership with Congressional Cup, the longest running Grade 1 match race in the US, and a World Match Race Tour (WMRT) Championship Event hosted by Long Beach YC, to award the winner of the 2021 Grand Slam with an invitation to the 2022 Congressional Cup. The winner of the Grand Slam is the skipper with the most accumulated points in 3 of the 4 events.

In addition, all events intend to be a part of the 2021 World Match Race Tour as World Tour level events. Skippers will earn points towards the WMRT leaderboard for each regatta they participate in.

The 2021 dates will be as follows:

August 6-8: The Chicago Cup – Chicago YC – Tom 28
August 19-22: International Match Race for the Detroit Cup – Bayview YC – Ultimate 20
August 27-30: Oakcliff International – Oakcliff Sailing – Match 40
September 1-4: The Thompson Cup – Seawanhaka Corinthian YC – Match 40

For Notice of Series, click here.

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