24th - 29th October

WMRT Match Racing World Championship

WMRT Finals

Host venue

Shenzhen, China

The 2017 WMRT Match Racing World Championship will take place in partnership with the China Cup International Regatta, racing on Shenzhen’s Daya Bay. As the China Cup moves to its second decade the World Match Racing Tour, with it’s high performance M32 catamarans at its core, will aid in propelling this highlight on the Asian sailing calendar to a World leading event and keep it at the cutting edge of modern day high-performance sail racing. As the sailing world’s eyes turn to the WMRT Finals in October, Shenzhen and the China Cup will play host to the hotly anticipated conclusion to the 2017 match racing season.

The top 18 teams on the WMRT Leaderboard (allowing one discard) will be invited to this competition to battle for the title of Match Racing World Champion.

China Cup International Regatta

In the 11th edition of the China Cup International Regatta, the event invites the World Match Racing Tour to add high-performance catamaran sailing to its program of on water attractions, delivering the world’s greatest match racers to Shenzhen.

 

Since 2007, China Cup has hosted 10 regattas in Daya Bay, Shenzhen.

The 10th annual regatta, held in 2016, attracted nearly 50,000 spectators.

Over 200 media outlets and 1,000 reporters covered the event, including CNN, BBC, ESPN, Reuters, Singapore Lianhe Zaobao, CCTV, Xinhua and more Chinese media.

Five continents, 38 countries and regions, 138 fleets, and 1,500 sailors participated in the 10th annual regatta.

The World Match Racing Tour will be coming to the People’s Republic of China for the first time in history to host the 2017 Finals as part of the 11th China Cup International Regatta. The grand event will take place at the Dapeng Marina in the waters of Daya Bay, Shenzhen.

 

Confirmed Skippers

Matt Jerwood (Redline Racing)

David Gilmour (Team Gilmour)

Pieter-Jan Postma (Sailing Team NL)

Nicklas Dackhammar (ESSIQ Racing)

Torvar Mirsky (Mirsky Racing Team)

Måns Holmberg (Gothenburg Racing)

Steve Thomas (RPM Racing)

Jonas Warrer (Team Warrer)

Johnie Berntsson (FLUX Team)

Harry Price (Down Under Racing)

Joachim Aschenbrenner (ART Sailing)

Markus Edegran (E11even Racing)

SCHEDULE

TUESDAY OCTOBER 24TH

9:00 AM Skippers briefing on Lavenna Resort Hotel Beachfront

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM QUALIFYING SESSION 1 (FLEET RACING)

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25TH

9:00 AM Skippers briefing on Lavenna Resort Hotel Beachfront

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM QUALIFYING SESSION 2 (FLEET RACING)

4:00 PM QUALIFYING SAIL OFF

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 26TH

9:00 AM Skippers briefing on Lavenna Resort Hotel Beachfront

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM SUPER 16 RACING

7:00 PM CHINA CUP INTERNATIONAL REGATTA Opening Ceremony at the Marriott Hotel

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH

9:00 AM Skippers briefing on Lavenna Resort Hotel Beachfront

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CONCLUSION OF SUPER 16 RACING

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 28TH

9:00 AM Skippers briefing on Lavenna Resort Hotel Beachfront

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM QUARTER FINAL RACING

 

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29TH

9:00 AM Skippers briefing on Lavenna Resort Hotel Beachfront

10:00 AM SEMI FINAL RACING

2:00 PM FINALS

7:00 PM – OFFICIAL PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY

Course Layout