The Event

Preliminary Schedule

Race Village is open between 10:00-18:00 every day. In Race Village you will be able to visit our partners and exhibitors or buy something tasty to eat or drink. Race schedule may change due to the weather conditions.

July 3

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SEMINAR
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FLEET RACE
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RACE VILLAGE
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OPENING CEREMONY

July 4

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SEMINAR
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SAILING
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RACE VILLAGE

July 5

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SEMINAR
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MATCH RACE
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RACE VILLAGE
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SJÖRÄDDNINGEN SHOW
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MATCH CUP PARTY

July 6

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MATCH RACE
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RACE VILLAGE
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JR CUP FINAL

July 7

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MATCH RACE - FINAL DAY
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RACE VILLAGE
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AWARD CEREMONY
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CLOSING DINNER

Match Racing

How to match race

A match race consists of two identical boats racing against each other. This is a one-on-one duel of strategy and tactics and the objective is simple – to be the first to cross the finish line.

A match racing course is always a windward / leeward course with variable start and finishes, and each race takes approximately 8-12 minutes to complete.

A match race begins two minutes before the starting time when each boat must enter the starting area from opposite sides of the start boat.

As soon as they enter the starting area they will engage in a pre-start battle as each one tries to gain an advantage over the other.

They will both be trying to cause the other boat to infringe a rule and so receive a penalty or to simply get the most advantageous position on the starting line for themselves so that they are in control of the race.

Match racing is officiated by umpires on the water who follow the boats and make instant on-course decisions about whether a penalty is given.

 

The umpire boat will use yellow and blue flags to indicate which boat has been given a penalty or a green flag if no penalty is given.

When a boat is penalised it must complete an immediate penalty to slow it down behind the opposition boat. If one boat has a penalty and the other also gets one before the first has taken theirs then they are cancelled out.

If a boat receives three penalties in succession, it is disqualified.

M32

Designed by experienced Swedish sailors Göran Marström and Kåre Ljung, the M32 catamaran offers a unique blend of simplicity and ease of handling, combined with lightweight construction and thrilling performance.

Built in carbon fibre with a total weight of just 510kg, the acceleration of the M32 is immediate and can lift a hull in only five knots of wind.

Stability is maintained by the forward bouyancy in the hulls and C-shaped daggerboards which create some vertical lift giving the helmsman total control and confidence in all conditions.

The competition

GKSS Match Cup Sweden 2019

Taking it back to the beginning – the only event to feature in every Word Match Racing Tour season, Match Cup Sweden will turn the island of Marstrand into a match racing haven. The unpredictable conditions, a guaranteed jaw-dropping spectator turnout and racing just inches from the island’s crowd-lined rocks make this competition one of the most sought after invitations on the WMRT calendar, so you can expect to see the same very best match racing talent battling for their place at this year’s event as we have done over the past 25 years.

 

GKSS Women´s Trophy 2019

Women’s Trophy during GKSS Match Cup Sweden 2018 was the first competition in history, where women compete against each other in the M32 catamaran. Five teams consisting of women were racing alongside teams competing in GKSS Match Cup Sweden. Now, we will continue the success in summer 2019. It will be tight, it will be thrilling and it will be something you can’t miss. We invite you to Marstrand between July 4 to the July 8 to experience the excitement.

 

JR CUP

Jr Cup is a youth sailing event, for kids between the age of 10 to 20. They race in a small keelboat called C55 and each team consists of three persons. The racing runs on short courses close to shore and the 36 participating teams take turns in 8 boats. During three days there is a lot happening out on the water and in Junior Arena. The Jr Cup is very popular among the sailors, as they get to meet some of the worlds best sailors and be a part of the Match Cup in Marstrand.

Seminar

The Business Arena seminar

The Business Arena seminar will contain many exciting insights, inspiration and opportunities for customer meetings and employee care during 3-5th of July. Content, lecturer and more information will be released preliminarily during February.


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How to get there

Marstrand

To quickly find your way to Marstrand, we recommend you use the Västtrafik trip planner below (for public transportation) or the Google Maps directions to Marstrand.

 

Press here to get to Västtrafik trip planner.