The World Match Racing Tour

PROFESSIONAL SAILING SERIES

Founded in 1999, the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the world’s leading professional match racing series. It features world class sailors, Americas Cup heroes and Olympic champions, with  events staged around the globe. WMRT is officially sanctioned with ‘Special Event Status’ by World Sailing, the sport’s world governing body.

 

In July 2015, Swedish company Aston Harald AB acquired the World Match Racing Tour. The acquisition marks a major step forward for the Tour with the introduction of the one-design M32 high-performance catamaran.

The majority of events take place in identically supplied one-design M32 high-performance catamarans to place the focus on teamwork and skill. To stay in line with the pinnacle of the sport, the Americas Cup, legacy monohull events such as California’s Congressional Cup have remained on the circuit.

The nature of sport, with close to shore action, intense tactical skills and live analysis, offers host cities an excellent opportunity to present themselves positively to a global audience.

Match Racing World Champions

2000
Bertrand Pacé (FRA)

2000-2001
Magnus Holmberg (SWE)

2001-2002
Peter Holmberg (ISV)

2002-2003
Jesper Radich (DEN)

2003-2004
Peter Gilmour (AUS)

2004-2005
Peter Gilmour (AUS)

2005-2006
Peter Gilmour (AUS) PST

2006-2007
Ian Williams (GBR)

2008
Ian Williams (GBR)

2009
Adam Minoprio (NZL)

2010
Ben Ainslie (GBR)

2011
Ian Williams (GBR)

2012
Ian Williams (GBR)

2013
Taylor Canfield (ISV)

2014/2015
Ian Williams (GBR)

2015/2016
Ian Williams (GBR)

2016
Phil Robertson (NZL)

2017
Torvar Mirsky (AUS)