The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) announced its 2022 World Championship season with a 19 event schedule across 12 countries including new World Tour level events in Puerto Rico and Italy. 2022 will mark the 22nd consecutive season of WMRT, the longest-running professional series in sailing awarded ‘Special Event’ status by World Sailing.
World Match Racing Tour will return to Bermuda with the Gold Cup, having missed the event in 2021.
The 2022 WMRT season will comprise of ‘World Tour’ events and ‘World Championship’ events, opening with the iconic Ficker Cup and the 57th edition of the Congressional Cup hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club in California, USA.
All events are organized under World Sailing rules as Open match racing events, allowing both men and women skippers, as well as mixed teams to compete. ‘World Championship’ level events award higher points to the WMRT leader-board, and prize money of at least USD75,000.
The Bermuda Gold Cup is scheduled for October 17th – 22nd, 2022.
“The last 18 months have certainly been challenging for many international sports events” commented WMRT Executive Director James Pleasance. “However, we are excited to announce a full schedule of events for 2022 and we look forward to seeing world-class match racing back on Tour next year.”