Stena Match Cup Sweden, third stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour Photo by: Rick Tomlinson/AWMRT
STENA MATCH CUP SWEDEN by numbers!
London, UK (Thusday 13th June): Stena Match Cup Sweden is the third stage on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2013 season. The event will take place on the beautiful island of Marstrand, about 45 minutes away from Gothenburg. Marstrand is one the most famous towns on the Bohuslän coast. In the summer time Marstrand becomes a sailing mecca and a major tourist destination. This year will be the 19th time Stena Match Cup Sweden has taken place!
With just 18 days to go before the start of Stena Match Cup Sweden, we thought we would share some interesting facts and figures about the venue.
DID YOU KNOW THAT
1994 was the first edition of Match Cup Sweden
10 DS 37 Match Racer yachts are used for the event
12 skippers will compete for the Stena Match Cup 2013 title
5 people make up the crew with a maximum of 437.5 kilograms
115 000 visitors visited the event in 2012
500 is the population of the island of Marstrand
125 volunteers help run the event
1615 m2 of tents and pavilions make up the Race Village of Stena Match Cup Sweden
2780 m2 of scaffolding is erected in the Race Village
67 hours of sun over the week of Stena Match Cup Sweden
0.33 square miles is the size of Marstrand
1658 the year Marstrand became officially part of Sweden after the Treaty of Roskilde
1860 the year Carlsten Fortress was reported completed. It was built to help protect newly acquired land from hostile attacks. It took 202 years to finish building
3000 islands form the Bohuslän achipelago of which Marstrand is a part
For more information - www.stenamatchcupsweden.com/en/