July 26th - 29th

Match Cup Norway

Match Cup Norway 2018

Host venue

Risør, Norway

Picturesque, idyllic, charming; it is possible to use all the guide books clichés when describing Risør – and get away with it. This coastal town is a heritage preserved wooden town that offers cultural festivals, a large archipelago and a long history of wooden boat building. However for one week late this July Risør will be rocked by M32 World as the World Match Racing Tour arrives in town with its World-class match racers and high-performance M32 catamarans – quite different from the sailing activities which usually occupy the harbour.

Although the first time that the World Match Racing Tour will visit this Norwegian coastal town, the location was tested as a high-performance race track last summer when the M32 Series Scandinavia stopped here for three days. Sailors compared the narrow, channeled race area to WMRT favourite, Sweden’s Marstrand. Judging by the pictures, you can see why.

The people of Risør have a passion for sailing and are eager for more M32 racing and will surely line the dock to watch WMRT skippers do battle.

FORMAT OF RACING

QUALIFYING

Teams will be split to 2 groups of 6 boats for the fleet race Qualifying Stage. At the end of the Qualifying Stage, the top 3 teams will proceed directly to the Quarter Final Stage, with the bottom 3 from each group battling in the Sail-Off.

SAIL OFF

Teams from each group race in knockout competition to fill the remaining 2 Quarter Final Stage positions.

KNOCKOUT STAGES

From this point, teams race in knockout style competition, progressing from Quarter Final, to Semi Final, and to either Final or Petit Final stages, as they battle to become the event champion.

Course Layout

What The Sailors Say

  • Risor is a gorgeous town on Norway’s East coast that GAC Pindar enjoyed visiting on the 2017 Scandinavian Series. It is a protected flat water sailing venue that will provide for a tight race course with complex wind and tidal eddies so will be a very tactical venue to sail in.

    - Ian Williams6-TIME WMRT CHAMPION
  • Risør is a very special place to sail. Cozy old town with wooden houses and the rocky hills surrounding the town makes it a beautiful scenery but also some tricky sailing conditions with gusty and shifty winds. You really need to keep your eyes open not to be surprised.

    - Jonas WarrerOlympic Gold Medalist, Beijing 2008

Tour Card Skippers

Torvar Mirsky (Mirsky Racing Team)

Phil Robertson (China One Ningbo)

Ian Williams (GAC Pindar)

Yann Guichard (Spindrift Racing)

Harry Price (Down Under Racing)

Qualifying Teams

Pieter-Jan Postma (Sailing Team NL)

Jonas Warrer (Warrer Racing)

Nicklas Dackhammar (Essiq Racing Team)

Daniel Bjørnholt (Youth Vikings Denmark)

Wild Card Invites

Petter Mørland Pedersen (Norsteam)

Johnie Berntsson (Berntsson Sailing Team)

Måns Holmberg (Gothenburg Racing Team)

Results

Overall Results
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM
1 NZL Phil Robertson China One Ningbo
2 AUS Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing Team
3 SWE Måns Holmberg Gothenburg Match Racing Team
4 SWE Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing
5 GBR Ian Williams GAC Pindar
6 AUS Harry Price Down Under Racing
7 FRA Yann Guichard Spindrift Racing
8 DEN Jonas Warrer Warrer Racing
9 NED Pieter-Jan Posma Sailing Team NL
10 SWE Johnie Berntsson Berntsson Sailing Team
11 DEN Daniel Bjørnholt Youth Vikings
12 NOR Petter Mørland Petersen Norsteam
SWE Måns Holmberg Gothenburg Racing Team
Final Results
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
2 AUS Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing 1 0 0 1
2 NZL Phil Robertson China One Ningbo 0 1 1 2
Petit Final Results
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
1 SWE Måns Holmberg Gothenburg Racing Team 1 1
2 SWE Nicklas Dackhammar ESSIQ Racing Team 0 0
Semi Finals

Semi Final - Pair 1

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
1 AUS Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing 0 1 1 1 3
2 SWE Måns Holmberg Gothenburg Racing Team 1 0 0 0 1

Semi Final - Pair 2

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 PTS
1 NZL Phil Robertson China One Ningbo 1 1 1 3
2 SWE Nicklas Dackhammar ESSIQ Racing Team 0 0 0 0
Quarter Finals

Quarter Final - Pair 1

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
1 NZL Phil Robertson China One Ningbo 1 1 0 1 3
2 DEN Jonas Warrer Warrer Racing 0 0 1 0 1

Quarter Final - Pair 2

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 PTS
1 SWE Måns Holmberg Gothenburg Racing Team 0 1 0 1 1 3
2 GBR Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 0 1 0 0 2

Quarter Final - Pair 3

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 PTS
1 AUS Mirsky Mirsky Racing 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 FRA Guichard Spindrift 0 0 1 1 0 2

Quarter Final - Pair 4

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 PTS
1 SWE Dackhammar Essiq Racing 1 0 0 1 1 3
2 AUS Price Down Under Racing 0 1 1 0 0 2
Repechage

Repechage - Pair 1

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
1 SWE Nicklas Dackhammar ESSIQ Racing Team 1 1 1 3
2 SWE Johnie Berntsson Berntsson Sailing Team 0 0 0 0

Repechage - Pair 2

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 PTS
1 FRA Yann Guichard Spindrift Racing 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 NED Pieter-Jan Posma Sailing Team NL 0 0 1 1 0 2

Repechage - Pair 3

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 PTS
1 AUS Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing 1 1 1 3
2 DEN Daniel Bjørnholt Youth Vikings 0 0 0 0

Repechage - Pair 4

POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 PTS
1 AUS Harry Price Down Under Racing 1 1 1 3
2 NOR Petter Mørland Petersen Norsteam 0 0 0 0
Qualifying Results
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20 PEN PTS AVG. PTS
1 AUS Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing 5 5 1 1 3 4 19 3.80
2 FRA Yann Guichard Spindrift Racing 3 5 4 3 5 1 21 5.25
3 NOR Petter Mørland Petersen Norsteam 6 6 6 6 6 6 36 9.00
4 NED Pieter-Jan Posma Sailing Team NL 4 5 5 2 4 7 2 29 4.83
5 AUS Harry Price Down Under Racing 4 1 5 4 2 3 19 4.75
6 GBR Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 4 1 3 2 1 12 2.40
7 NZL Phil Robertson China One Ningbo 2 2 2 2 1 4 13 3.25
8 SWE Nicklas Dackhammar ESSIQ Racing Team 6 1 2 4 6 1 2 22 3.67
9 SWE Måns Holmberg Gothenburg Racing Team 6 1 2 5 1 3 18 3.60
10 SWE Johnie Berntsson Berntsson Sailing Team 4 4 3 6 3 2 22 5.50
11 DEN Jonas Warrer Warrer Racing 1 3 3 2 5 2 16 3.20
12 DEN Daniel Bjørnholt Youth Vikings 3 6 5 3 4 5 26 6.50