Sydney, Australia (12 December 2022)
This week, for the first time in 17 years, the CYCA will co-host a World Championship event.
Ten teams from seven nations will vie to become Open Match Racing World Champion, including two CYCA teams.
Racing will begin on Wednesday at 1200hrs off Clark Island, with a qualifying round robin scheduled over the first two days.
After qualifying, the Top Two teams will move directly to the Quarter Finals, leaving the remaining eight teams to sail a repechage round to determine the remaining six Quarter Finalists. The repechage is scheduled for Friday 16 December.
Over the weekend, the knockout stages will commence, with a first-to-three point quarter finals, followed by the semi finals and then Finals on Sunday.
All racing will take place off Clark Island between 1200 – 1630hrs throughout the week.
Watch the Finals on the official spectator vessel
Join us on the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s spectator vessel for the Finals of the World Match Racing Tour – WMRT Final 2022. On Sunday 18 December 2022, a Rosman Ferry will depart the CYCA at 1330hrs to cover the semi finals and Finals. For more information and to book, click here.
ABOUT WORLD MATCH RACING TOUR
Founded in 2000, the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) promotes the sport of match racing around the world and is the longest running global professional series in the sport of sailing. The WMRT is awarded ‘Special Event’ status by the sport’s world governing body – World Sailing – and the winner of the WMRT each year is crowned World Sailing Match Racing World Champion. Previous champions include Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR), Taylor Canfield (USA), Peter Gilmour (AUS), Magnus Holmberg (SWE), Peter Holmberg (ISV), Adam Minoprio (NZL), Torvar Mirsky (AUS), Bertrand Pace (FRA), Jesper Radich (DEN), Phil Robertson (NZL) and Ian Williams (GBR). Since 2000, the World Match Racing Tour and its events have awarded over USD23million in prize money to sailors which has helped to contribute to the career pathway of many of today’s professional sailors. As a founding signatory of World Sailing’s 2030 Sustainability Charter, the tour is committed to supporting worldwide sustainability initiatives focused on reducing the use of single use materials, and ensuring the protection and health of our oceans. www.wmrt.com
Founded in 1944, the CYCA is Australia’s premier yacht club and home to Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which in 2019 celebrated 75 years. Nestled in beautiful Rushcutters Bay, the Club enjoys year-round sailing on one of the most iconic waterways in the world – Sydney Harbour. The Club has a strong sailing culture in youth, women’s and open sailing events, both inshore and offshore.
In 1993, the Club established the world leading youth keelboat academy, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy. Since its inception, over 600 sailors have graduated from the Academy and gone onto to achieve top results in the America’s Cup, Olympic Games, SailGP, offshore ocean races and World Championships. cyca.com.au