World Match Racing Tour.

ISAF Special Event

  • Quarter Final View all results M1 M2 M3 M4 M5
    Johnie Berntsson
    Stena Sailing Team
    1 0 0 0 0
    Nicolai Sehested
    Trefor Match Racing
    0 1 1 1 0
  • Quarter Final View all results M1 M2 M3 M4 M5
    Ian Williams
    GAC Pindar
    1 1 1 0 0
    Joachim Aschenbrenner
    Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    0 0 0 0 0
  • Quarter Final View all results M1 M2 M3 M4 M5
    Björn Hansen
    Nautiska Racing
    0 1 0 1 0
    Przemysław Tarnacki
    Energa Yacht Racing Team
    1 0 1 0 0
Event Schedule
  • Wednesday, 29 July 10:00-18:00 Qualifying Sessions  18:30 Press conference  20:00 Social Events | Thursday, 30 July 10:00-18:00 Qualifying Sessions   18:30 Press Conference  20:00 Open Ceremony  20:30 Social Events | Friday, 31 July  10:00 -17:30 Semi Finals   17:30-18:00 VIP Pro/Am Race   18:30 Press conference   20:30 Social Events | Saturday, 1 August  10:00-14:00 Finals  15:00 Press conference   19:00 Prize Giving Ceremony – Energa Sopot Match Race   20:30 Closing Ceremony


A match race is a duel between two identically-matched boats and at the end of the race there is a winner -and a loser.

Match racing has its own set of rules, which are slightly different from the regular racing rules that create very close, aggressive competition in which collisions are certainly not rare.

Match racing also has on-the-water umpiring, with official doling out "instant justice" on the water.

Match racing is tremendously exciting to participate in. And, unlike some other sailing competitions, match racing can be thrilling to watch. Before the start, the boats vie for control, circling each other and trying to wipe each other off on spectator boats in an elaborate game of cat and mouse followed by nip and tuck racing around two lap a windward-leeward course before finishing downwind. Races last 15-20 minutes and the winner isn't usually decided until the very end of the race.



  • The match racing course resembles an oval shape with the Start/Finish line close to shore.
  • The course consists of a starting line, between two marks, laid at right angles to the wind's direction.
  • The boats begin from the starting line and sail upwind to the first mark to be rounded to the starboard (right side). The spinnakers are set, and the duel continues downwind to the second mark that is laid in close proximity to the starting line 100-meters further up the course.
  • The boats round the marks 2-3 times before the winner crosses the Finish line.