The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the leading professional sailing series, featuring 10 World Championship events across the globe, sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with “Special Event” status. The tour currently spans 3 continents.
The World Match Racing Tour awards over $1.5 million(USD) in prize money, with points awarded at each event culminating in the crowning of the “ISAF Match Racing World Champion”. In addition, the incentive to compete in the world’s premier sailing series just got bigger. A $250,000 USD overall prize pool for the top nine teams with a $50,000 USD bonus for the outright winner of next year’s World Match Racing Tour is now on offer.
Events utilise the same “match race” format used in the America’s Cup with racing taking place in identical supplied racing yachts which change for each event and which place a firm focus on team work and skill to win the race. Racing takes place close to the shore in order for the general public to follow the races as if they were in virtual on-the-water stadiums.
Media and television highlights coverage spans the globe, reaching millions of households in over 183 countries around the world.
Skippers on the World Match Racing Tour are among the most successful sailors in the world. Their combined resumes include America’s Cup victories, world championships, a dozen Olympic medals, and countless hemispheric, continental and regional championships.
They compete on the World Match Racing Tour because it provides challenging competition. They are the best match-racers in the world, and they make the World Tour the best professional sailing series in the world.