The Event

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 4

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SEMINAR
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FLEET RACE
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RACE VILLAGE
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OPENING CEREMONY

July 5

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SEMINAR
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SAILING
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RACE VILLAGE
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AFTER SAIL

July 6

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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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AFTER SAIL
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MATCH CUP PARTY

July 7

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MATCH RACE
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RACE VILLAGE
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JR CUP FINAL
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AFTER SAIL

July 8

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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 2018

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 24 years.

 

GKSS Women´s Trophy 2018

Women’s Trophy during GKSS Match Cup Sweden 2018 will be the first competition in history, where women compete against each other in the M32 catamaran. Five teams consisting of women will race alongside teams competing in GKSS Match Cup Sweden. 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- SID conversations

Sustainability, Innovation, Digitalisation – SID

 

 

 

SID conversations is a seminar concept connecting three speakers representing sustainability, innovation and digitalisation. After each and everyone have presented they gather on stage with a moderator for a conversation, stirring new ideas and ways of thinking on stage and in the audience.

We have all grown accustomed to our way of living, but we have limited resources to sustain our way of life. We like the way we live and do not want to regress and move backwards to sustain our planet. The road towards a sustainable society is paved with Innovation and Digitalisation.

SID Conversations is about, finding new ways towards a better life for everyone by using digitalisation and innovation, instead of exhausting the one single resource we have. Planet Earth.

Get your tickets here

Read more about SID conversations here

SIDCON Marstrand will be held mostly in Swedish, but on Thursday the Karün presentation will be in english as well as the conversation.

5/7- Thursday

IHM Crash Course i Digital marketing, Max Wimnell – In cooperation with IHM we offer a quick course in digital marketing. Max Wimnell from VEKST tells you how to meet the right audience and create the best ROAS, “Return On Ad Spend”.

 

Stena Line will be “First Cognitive shipping agency”, Amer Mohammed – Stena’s AI initiative was awarded the Digital Project of the Year on CIS 2017.

 

Karün & Optimist for the sea – Colja Van Haaren is one of the developers of Karün who manufactures sunglasses of recycled fishing nets. Please note the presentation is in English “Optimist for the Sea” is a collaboration between Sjöräddrningen, Keep Sweden clean and Swedish sailing, which is about building optimist balls of plastic from the sea.

 

Blockchain builds the sustainable society.Mikael Haglund, CTO on IBM Sweden tells us how we can use Blockchain and AI to create a sustainable society.

6/7- Friday

Everyone has misunderstood the digitization. Ashkan Fardost – Collaborator at Hyper Island and CEO at Oddball Ventures. Nominated for Speaker of the Year 2017

 

Is it sustainable to manufacture cars? David Selfors and Martin Andersson from BMW tell about how they build electric cars of recycled PET bottles and bamboo.

 

Sustainable investment is the future. Maria Mähl – International Expert on Sustainable Financing and Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Arabesque Partners shares their experience of how we invest today in our future.

 

Trine creates solar cell expansion in Africa. Hanna Lindquist. Trine is a Swedish Tech start-up that has created an app for crowdfunding of solar cells in Africa and reducing environmentally hazardous diesel fuel.

Booking Service

As the official booking partner for GKSS Match Cup Sweden, Avisita offers booking assistance for visitors, partners, race teams and groups.We will help you to find the best affordable options and arrange the whole booking for you:

Contact Avisita Booking team
Telephone:      +46 (0) 752 – 40 10 20
E-mail:               event@avisita.com

  • Accommodation
  • Conferences and activites
  • Transfer and Transports
  • Food and beverage
  • SID Conversations tickets

 

 

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.