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WMRT Match Race Germany - Competition hots up for Yanmar Racing By Mark Chisnell, , 7:58 AM Sat 26 May 2012
At Match Race Germany, it was a long, tough day and while Yanmar Racing slipped off the podium to fifth, they are still almost certain to progress to the quarter finals of the first event on the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. After yesterday’s disappointing conditions, when most of the excitement came from the late-afternoon thunder and lightning, Lake Constance turned it on for the second ...[more]

WMRT Match Race Germany - Morvan and Robertson on top form By Leigh Ireland, 6:30 AM Sat 26 May 2012
At Match Race Germany, first round of the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Pierre-Antoine Morvan and Phil Robertson lead the standings after impressive performances on the second day - while Bjorn Hansen looks likely to fall short of the knockout stages after a torrid time. ...[more]

WMRT Korea Match Cup - Britain's Ian Williams prepares for battle By Jo Gregory, , 12:39 AM Sat 26 May 2012
WMRT Korea Match Cup - GAC Pindar skipper and reigning ISAF World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams has set his sights once again on another Match Racing win next week. Williams will lead the GAC Pindar crew consisting of Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Bill Hardesty, experienced Farr 40 sailor Matt Cassidy, America's Cup sailor Mal Parker and professional sailor Gerard Mitchell ...[more]

WMRT Match Race Germany – Difficult first day By Leigh Ireland, , 3:15 AM Fri 25 May 2012
Match Race Germany first qualifying session kicked off in Langenargen, Germany today. Phil Robertson and new Tour Card Holder Pierre-Antoine Morvan made the most of a difficult day’s racing posting three wins from three. Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team joins the Tour in 2012 with an ISAF World Match Race Ranking of third and a previous second place finish at the St. Moritz Match Race in 2 ...[more]

WMRT Match Race Germany - Peter Gilmour renews old rivalry By Leigh Ireland, , 2:47 AM Thu 24 May 2012
WMRT Match Race Germany, the first event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2012, Practice Session was held today, Wednesday 23rd May. The top sailing teams from the world of match racing have arrived in Langenargen and four-time World Champion Peter Gilmour used the day’s practice to renew an old rivalry with 2002 ISAF World Champion, Karol Jablonski. ...[more]

WMRT Match Race Germany - Yanmar Racing braced for opening action By Mark Chisnell, 1:43 AM Thu 24 May 2012
WMRT Match Race Germany - Yanmar Racing is braced and ready for the opening action on the 2012 Alpari's WMRT. Match Race Germany opened today with practice for the 12 teams, out on Lake Constance. Conditions for the morning practice sessions were misty and overcast, with some rain, but a decent breeze of 5-8 knots blowing down the middle of the alpine lake. ...[more]

World Match Racing Tour - Match Race Germany preview By Leigh Ireland, , 7:38 AM Wed 23 May 2012
The much anticipated 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour will get underway at Match Race Germany where all of the pre-season verbal jousting will give way to the world’s greatest match racing action. While it’s a chance to assess several of the teams’ early season form, a number of new interesting subplots will begin to play out. ...[more]

Grand Slam Match Racing Series expands internationally By Chicago Match Race Center, 2:02 AM Thu 17 May 2012
Grand Slam Match Racing Series qualifying events start this weekend in Chicago and Oyster Bay, New York. After last year's successful debut, organizers from the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC), Bayview YC (BYC), Manhasset Bay YC (MBYC) and Oakcliff Sailing have expanded their international slate of teams to compete in this year's Grand Slam Match Racing Series. ...[more]

World Match Racing Tour – Racing rules amended By World Match Racing Tour, , 9:15 PM Mon 14 May 2012
Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2012 kicks off with the first event of the season, Match Race Germany, in Langenargen on May 23 to 28 when several confirmed rule changes will come into effect. The Racing Rules have been amended in order to continue the positioning of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) as the most compelling, competitive and pioneering action on the water. ...[more]

Malaysian Match Racing Circuit Stage 1 - Down to the wire By Miyeera Navaretna, , 9:04 PM Sat 12 May 2012
Malaysian Match Racing Circuit - Day two of stage one started with the remaining matches for Qualifying Round. Jeremy Koo was a picture of confidence as he cruised into the semi- finals after beating long time rival Hazwan Hazim for a straight streak of wins in the Qualifying Round MMRC Stage One. ...[more]

Malaysian Match Racing Circuit - Seven skippers confirm entry By Miyeera Navaretna, , 7:28 PM Wed 9 May 2012
Malaysian Match Racing Circuit first stage starts on 11th May at the Royal Malaysian Naval Base in Lumut. Seven skippers have confirmed their place to compete in the first of its kind match racing circuit in Asia. The seven skippers who have confirmed their entry are defending Champion Jeremy Koo (Koo Racing Team), Hazwan Hazim Dermawan (Permai Hotel Match Racing Team) ...[more]

World Match Racing Tour legend believes Berntsson can take title By World Match Racing Tour, , 3:12 AM Wed 9 May 2012
World Match Racing Tour - As a renowned sailing nation, Sweden has produced a number of top skippers in modern sailing, with greats such as Pelle Pettersson and Magnus Holmberg dominating in their respective disciplines in recent times. Holmberg believes that the current crop of Swedish match racers have what it takes to challenge the world’s best for the title ...[more]

Argo Group Gold Cup - Johnie Berntsson to compete By Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette, 12:12 AM Fri 4 May 2012
Argo Group Gold Cup 2012 is the eighth and penultimate stage of the World Match Racing Tour. Past King Edward VII Gold Cup winner Johnie Berntsson has accepted an invitation to compete in October’s Argo Group Gold Cup. The Swede is among the first skippers to have accepted invitations to compete in this year’s WMRTsanctioned regatta. ...[more]

Open De Espana - Strong start for Black Swan Racing By Keith Swinton, 5:36 PM Fri 27 Apr 2012
There has been another fantastic Grade 1 victory for Black Swan Racing after a hard fought week in Calpe, Spain at the Open De Espana 2012. This is our third consecutive ISAF Grade 1 victory after last year’s wins in Chicago and Berlin. It’s a big achievement for the team and marks a strong start to our year on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...[more]

Argo Group Gold Cup - Invitations issued by Royal Bermuda YC By Talbot Wilson, , 8:58 AM Thu 26 Apr 2012
The 2012 Argo Group Gold Cup will get underway on October 2nd in Hamilton, Bermuda and today, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has issued invitations for the for the event. Automatic invitations went to the nine Alpari World Match Racing Tour Card Holders. Another 13 invitations went to a selection of top sailors ...[more]

World Match Racing Tour – Williams to begin bid for fourth victory By World Match Racing Tour, , 10:17 PM Tue 17 Apr 2012
Reigning Alpari World Match Racing Tour Champion Ian Williams will begin his bid for a fourth Tour victory next month, a feat that would put him level with Peter Gilmour’s record and affirm his status as a legend of match racing. It would be a remarkable performance from the Brit who only won his first World Championship in 2007 ...[more]

Alpari World Match Racing Tour preview By WMRT, 10:41 PM Mon 2 Apr 2012
Alpari World Match Racing Tour is just over seven weeks away and with established names set to be pitted alongside a new breed of Tour Card Holder, old rivalries will be rekindled and new ones ignited this season. The story of 2012 could not have been better written for Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar. After early season dominance from Francesco Bruni and then Torvar Mirsky, he rose to the top ...[more]

World Match Racing Tour announces departure of CEO Jim O'Toole By Rupert Hains, 3:34 AM Sat 17 Mar 2012
World Match Racing Tour today announces that Chief Executive Officer Jim O’Toole will not be renewing his fixed term contract with the Tour and after discussions with the Board of Directors it has been agreed that he will part company with the Tour with immediate effect. ...[more]

Chicago Match Cup slated as only US stop on World Match Racing Tour By Tod Reynolds, 9:07 AM Tue 28 Feb 2012
The 2012 Chicago March Cup has been selected for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and will be the only ISAF Grade WC (World Championship) event in the US. The World Class event will offer stadium sailing at Navy Pier, with the world's best match race sailors to vie for $100,000 in prize money. ...[more]

World Match Racing Tour announces new title sponsor By World Match Racing Tour, 11:39 PM Mon 27 Feb 2012
World Match Racing Tour - Alpari, a global association of companies providing online foreign exchange ('Forex', 'FX'), precious metals and CFD trading services, today announced a five-year title partnership with the World Match Racing Tour. Jim O’Toole, CEO of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, today joined David Stuart, COO of Alpari in the City of London to announce the title sponsorship. ...[more]

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