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Our History

2019
Phil Robertson (NZL) wins his second Match Racing World Championship title in Marstrand, Sweden
2017
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) crowned Match Racing World Champion in Shenzhen, China, the first ever World Match Racing Tour event in China
2016
Multihulls introduced to World Match Racing Tour, Phil Robertson (NZL) wins USD$1m WMRT Championship prize
2015
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar becomes six-time Match Racing World Champion
2014
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar Match Racing World Champion
2013
Taylor Canfield (ISV) crowned Match Racing World Champion in his debut year on WMRT
2012
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar Match Racing World Champion
2012
Alpari UK becomes title sponsor of the World Match Racing Tour
2011
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar Match Racing World Champion
2011
Garrard & Co. creates the stunning new World Match Racing Tour trophy
2010
Ben Ainslie (GBR) Match Racing World Champion
2009
Adam Minoprio (NZL) Match Racing World Champion
2008
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar Match Racing World Champion
2007
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar Match Racing World Champion
2006
Peter Gilmour (AUS) Match Racing World Champion
2006
The Tour is renamed the World Match Racing Tour and awarded ‘Special Event Status’ by ISAF (International Sailing Federation). From now on, the winner of the World Match Racing Tour will be crowned official Match Racing World Champion.
2005
First Asian participation on the match racing circuit – The Monsoon Cup marks 50th event of the Swedish Match Tour
2005
James Spithill (AUS) ISAF Match Racing World Champion
2004
Ed Baird (USA) ISAF Match Racing World Champion
2003
Ed Baird (USA) ISAF Match Racing World Champion
2002
Karol Jablonski (POL) ISAF Match Racing World Champion
2000
Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour launches new global match racing series
1999
Jesper Bank (DEN) ISAF Match Racing World Champion
1998
Peter Gilmour (AUS) ISAF Match Racing World Champion
1996
Russell Coutts (NZL) wins the highest prize money in sailing of USD250,000 and the Fabergé Egg winning three of the five regattas of the Brut Fabergé series in Bermuda, San Francisco, New York, Lymington and Séte
1996
International Yacht Racing Union is renamed as the International Sailing Federation (ISAF)
1996
Chris Dickson Match Racing World Champion
1995
Ed Baird (USA) Match Racing World Champion
1994
Bertrand Pace (FRA) Match Racing World Champion
1993
Russell Coutts (NZL) Match Racing World Champion
1992
Russell Coutts (NZL) Match Racing World Champion
1991
Chris Dickson (NZL) Match Racing World Champion
1990
Peter Gilmour (AUS) Match Racing World Champion
1989
Chris Dickson (NZL) Match Racing World Champion
1988
Chris Dickson (NZL) wins first World Championship of Match Racing in Fremantle, Australia
1988
The idea of on-water umpiring introduced at the Congressional Cup, Long Beach California
1985
The World Match Racing Conference is formed to supervise match racing events
1975
The Royal Lymington Cup founded in Lymington, UK by Californian sailor and Lymington yacht builder Bill Green
1966
The Congressional Cup is founded in Long Beach, California
1951
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club places the King Edward VII Gold Cup back into competition post-war in the International One Design Class.
1937
King Edward VII Gold Cup presented as a match racing trophy in 6-Metres by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club won by Briggs Cunningham, also the first man to win the America’s Cup when the 12-Metres were introduced.
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