Written by Andrea Watson Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
Women sailors from New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland will compete this summer in a new international match race series with a purse of $50,000 for the winner, with one of the races to be held in July at the Oakcliff Sailing Center in Oyster Bay.
“The women sailors have asked for a long time to have a Series of their own and WIMRA is thrilled to be in a position to work with our international event partner to make this happen”, says WIMRA Executive Director and former Match Racing World Champion, Liz Baylis. “The Weymouth Olympics highlighted the spectacular nature of match racing and the Women’s International Match Racing Series is going to take that to new heights.”
The five stops on the 2013 Women’s International Match Racing Series are: Saint Quay Women’s Match Racing, St Quay, France, May 15-19 (Elliott 6m); Busan Cup International Women’s Match, Busan, Korea, June 6-9 (K 30); Danish Open Women’s Event, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 20-23 (J/80); New York Women’s Invitational, Oakcliff, Oyster Bay, NY, July 11-14 (SM 40); and Lysekil Women’s Match, Lysekil, Sweden, August 5-10 (DS 37).
For more information: www.wimrs.com.