May 21st - 23rd

Newport Match Cup

Newport Match Cup 2018

Host venue

Fort Adams,

Newport (RI), USA

For the first time in 2018, the World Match Racing Tour heads to the USA for Newport Match Cup. An area with a hugely rich history in delivering world-class sailing, Newport has hosted Americas Cup matches, Volvo Ocean Race stopovers, countless class World Championships and of course in 2016 the World Match Racing Tour.

Newport, and in particular the New York Yacht Club, is used to hosting the M32 catamarans as a regular stopover in the M32 North America summer series. However, match racing in these high-performance catamarans is a different type of entertainment.

The event will be hotly contested as teams fight for just two invitations available to GKSS Match Cup Sweden, a highlight among sailors on the World Match Racing Tour championship level circuit. GKSS Match Cup Sweden runs July 4th-8th on Gothenburg’s archipelago island of Marstrand.

FORMAT OF RACING

QUALIFYING

All teams will race each other in the Qualifying stage as a six-series Round Robin is raced. At the end of this teams will be ranked by wins and the top four will progress to the knockout stages.

KNOCK OUT STAGES

The Semi Final stage will be run with a scheduled first-to-three point series to decide the two teams receiving all important qualification to a Championship level event. Then the gloves will come off in the Final as the remaining two teams battle for the maximum points on the 2018 WMRT Leaderboard and start their campaign to the 2018 Match Racing World Championship.

Course Layout

Confirmed Skippers

Markus Edegran (Team Torrent)

Joachim Aschenbrenner (ART Sailing)

Chris Poole (Riptide Racing)

Jeremy Wilmot (NYYC)

Round Robin

Round Robin 1

Round Robin 2

Round Robin 3

Round Robin 4

Round Robin 5

Round Robin 6