Gothenburg, Sweden (May 14, 2018) – For 2018, an all-female competition will be added to the program in Marstrand.
In conjunction with GKSS Match Cup Sweden, GKSS Women’s Trophy is now introduced. Five international ladies teams will race the high-speed, high-performance M32 catamarans and fight for the GKSS Women’s Trophy. Invitations will go out to five teams to participate in the Marstrand competition.
On announcement of the news GKSS club director, Thomas Rahm, said, “I think it’s great fun that we have a ladies field in the M32s. It adds another dimension to the match racing event. It’s time for more people to see that the ladies can sail this kind of demanding boat on the same track as the guys.”
Patrik Malmer is the Event Director for GKSS Match Cup Sweden. “As soon as we took over the work with GKSS Match Cup Sweden, we started working on getting back a women’s class to Marstrand, and also a class where the women compete in the challenging and fast high-performance M32 boats. We are very happy that we are there, already this year.”
Anna Östling will be one of those applying for an invite this summer and said, “It is amazingly fun that the ladies class is back at Marstrand! The Match Cup is the best competition in the world. We hope to join and look forward to awesome matches this summer.”
The GKSS Women’s Trophy event will run alongside the open class at GKSS Match Cup Sweden, 4th-8th July.