After the foiling battles of the America’s Cup, another duel is set to start next week with the second event of the World Match Racing Tour, the GKSS Match Cup Sweden. Taking place between the 3 to 8 July in the picturesque setting of Marstrand, Sweden, over 150,000 visitors are expected at this World Tour event.
The Swedish event comes some four months after the opening WMRT encounter in Perth, and is set to attract the international elite of match racing. Amongst them, Yann Guichard and his crew on Spindrift racing who will be looking for a stand-out performance to secure them a coveted podium position in Marstrand. Importantly, all the Tour events are important training and performance markers for the main objective, the World Championship finals in China at the beginning of October.
Monday 3 July - Qualifying Round
Tuesday 4 July - Qualifying Round
Wednesday 5 July - Knock out and Super 16 Round
Thursday 6 July - Super 16 Round
Friday 7 July - Quarter Finals and start of Semi Finals
Saturday 8 July - Semi Finals / Finals / Petit Finale
Spindrift racing team for the GKSS Match Cup Sweden :
Yann Guichard – Helm/Skipper
Christophe Espagnon – Mainsail
François Morvan – Trimmer
Seb Marsset – BOW
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1-6 August: St Petersburg, Russia
Previous results in 2017 WMRT :
8th place, Perth, Australia