Sunday, June 20, 2021
Home Events Regatta World match racing tour announces 2021 World Championship Season

World match racing tour announces 2021 World Championship Season

London (10th February, 2021) – The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced its 2021 world championship season with a 17 event schedule across 11 countries, including the inaugural  WMRT Final in Shenzhen, China from 15-19 December.  

The 2021 season announcement has been made later than planned this year following the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and recovery, and the necessary re-scheduling of some events, as WMRT Executive Director James Pleasance explains;

“Last year was challenging for all international sports. We were very fortunate to be able to award the WMRT championship in Bermuda in October (won by Taylor Canfield and Stars + Stripes USA) due to the fantastic efforts of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. We are very hopeful 2021 will allow for a full tour season however, understandably, organisers and sailors are cautious of ongoing restrictions, which is why we have set the tour schedule not to start before the end of April.”

As last year, the 2021 WMRT season will comprise of ‘World Tour’ events and ‘World Championship’ events, opening with the Szczecin Match Race, Poland, 30 April-2 May. All events are organised under World Sailing rules as Open match racing events, allowing both men and women skippers, as well as mixed teams to compete. ‘World Championship’ level events award higher points to the WMRT leader-board, and prize money of at least USD75,000.World match racing tour announces 2021 seasonWorld match racing tour announces 2021 season

Skippers will count their best four results from the tour towards the WMRT 2021 leader-board. The top 10-12 skippers on the leader-board after the penultimate event will qualify to compete at the new WMRT Final hosted by the Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup in China, 15-19 December.  The WMRT Final will carry a points multiplier of x1.5 points and an event purse of USD200,000. The skipper with the highest number of points on the leader-board after the WMRT Final will be crowned WMRT Match Racing World Champion.

Defending two-time match racing world champion Taylor Canfield is planning to defend his title in 2021 with his Stars+Stripes USA team;

“WMRT is a great platform for sailors and fans to experience the best match racing competition globally. The Tour has done a fantastic job creating a racing schedule in the US, Europe, and Asia. We are excited for 2021 and our team and partners are looking forward to defending the World Championship title this year.”  Taylor Canfield
Canfield will face strong competition from six-time world champion Ian Williams (GBR), two-time world champion Phil Robertson (NZL), and recently announced 2021 Tour Card skippers Eric Monnin (SUI), Maxime Mesnil (FRA) and Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL).

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

LATEST ARTICLES

Offshore Team Germany confirmed overall winners in Genova

Class leaders Offshore Team Germany (GER) and Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team (POR) have been confirmed as the respective IMOCA and VO65 winners...

Lürssen successfully launched project Enzo

On 18th June 2021 Lürssen unveiled and successfully launched project Enzo, a striking and bespoke 115-metre superyacht, built for a repeat client...

Fulgura I promises to break the world record for the fastest electric boat

Canadian engine manufacturer Vision Marine makes some of the most powerful electric outboard engines in the world and now wants to use...

Teams prepared for winner-take-all coastal race finale in Genova

After three weeks of intense offshore and inshore action that has seen The Ocean Race Europe’s 12-boat fleet race over 2,000 nautical...

A journey aboard the new Sanlorenzo superyacht concept

Ready for departure, destination: X-SPACE. Sanlorenzo, once again, is preparing to set sail for new routes, guiding us on a journey to discover...

A fleet of 138 yachts sets out to conquer the Giraglia

There were 138 yachts on the Sanremo start line at midday today in perfect conditions that were better than expected yesterday: a...

The new Cranchi A46 Luxury Tender presented in streaming

Cranchi Yachts choses a digital format for the presentation event for its latest model: the A46 Luxury Tender, a Yacht that for...

New Dolceriva with Hard Top: a marvel of design and comfort

The new Dolceriva with hard top has a timeless beauty in every sense, because it will never lose its shine over the...

Baglietto announces today the sale of hull 10244, line Dom133

La Spezia, 17th June 2021 _ Three months only after the sale of the second DOM 133, Baglietto signs a new achievement...

Reshaping the superyacht world: The Benetti Oasis Deck

Oasis Deck is the name of a new solution offered by Benetti which, based on the extraordinary success of the Oasis  , is...