Five events for 2024 Women’s World Tour

Published on February 8th, 2024

The Women’s World Match Racing Tour confirmed its 2024 season of five events which features returning events in the USA, France, and Denmark with a new event in Marstrand, Sweden.

Now in its third season after re-launching in 2022, the women’s world tour is the only all-female global professional series in sailing, designed to promote and grow participation of women in sailing and match racing.

The 2024 Women’s Tour will kick off from April 23-26 at the Santa Maria Cup, hosted by Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, USA. A premier women’s match racing event for over 20 years, past winners of the Santa Maria Cup include notable international stars of women’s sailing such as Betsy Alison, Dawn Riley, Cory Sertl, Liz Baylis, Sally Barkow, and Anna Tunicliffe. The event will be sailed in J/22s on the Severn River.

The tour moves across the USA to the Casa Vela Cup for racing on May 2-5 in San Francisco, CA. This event was launched last year with its debut on the Women’s World Match Racing Tour, with competition in J/22s directly in front of the host St. Francis Yacht Club.

The Tour then heads to Europe for the Normandy Match Cup on May 17-20 in Le Havre, France. Sailed in J80s, last year’s Normandy Match Cup event was won by defending event champion and 2022 Women’s World Match Racing Tour champion Pauline Courtois and her Match in Pink Normandy Elite Team.

As a new addition to the Women’s World Match Racing Tour for 2024, the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club in Sweden will host eight women’s teams racing Fareast 28Rs at the Nordea Women’s Trophy – Match Cup Sweden on July 1-6. The extended event will take place during the same week as the long-standing GKSS Match Cup Sweden, one of the founding events of the Open World Match Racing Tour, this year celebrating its 30th edition.

The final stage of the 2024 Women’s Tour will see the teams return on September 5-8 to Skovshoved Harbour in Copenhagen, Denmark. Using the DS37s, this will be the third edition of the KDY Women’s Match Race Denmark hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club which was won last year by defending champions Anna Östling and her Wings Sailing Team (above) from Sweden, who also secured the 2023 Women’s World Match Racing Tour title.

Women’s World Match Racing Tour 2024*
April 23-26 – Santa Maria Cup – Annapolis USA
May 2-5 – Casa Vela Cup – San Francisco USA
May 17-20 – Normandy Match Cup – Le Havre, France
July 1-6 – Nordea Women’s Trophy / Match Cup Sweden – Marstrand, Sweden
Sept. 5-8 – KDY Women’s Match Race – Skovshoved, Denmark
*Race days only published

A team’s Tour points total will be the sum of their best three (3) scores.

The team with the highest score at the end of the season will be 2024 Women’s World Match Racing Tour Champion.

2024 Notice of Tour:

The Women’s World Match Racing Tour was launched in 2022 to continue the hugely successful legacy of the WIM Series (Women’s International Match Racing Series) providing a global match racing series for female sailors. The name of the series was re-launched as the Women’s World Match Racing Tour with its continued mission to expand and strengthen global match racing and promote opportunities for competitive women’s sailing at every level. The Women’s World Match Racing Tour is the world’s first and only professional sailing series for women providing a valuable pathway for aspiring female world champions in the sport of sailing.

Source: WWMRT

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