The world’s top match racing sailors from the U.S. and nine additional countries have traveled to Newport to participate in the World Match Racing Tour, a high-speed stadium racing event within yards of the shoreline of Fort Adams State Park. 

Spectators will enjoy watching the sheer power of the M32 catamarans as they skip over the water with their helmeted crews hiking out on “racks” mounted outboard of the hulls.

The event also features live play-by-play commentary as well as music, food, family lawn games, a hospitality tent, and an M32 for kids to experience what it’s like onboard. The event is open to the public, with no admission fee and free parking.

Full Schedule of Events

(All racing times subject to weather)

MONDAY, MAY 30

  • 9:30 a.m. Boats leave dock
  • 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fleet Racing – 16 Races Planned (4 races per group of 5 teams)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Try Sailing-Free to public – all ages
  • 6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony – open to public

TUESDAY, MAY 31 

  • 9:30 a.m. Boats leave dock
  • 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Fleet Racing -16 Races planned (4 races per group of 5 teams)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Try Sailing-Free to public – all ages

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

  • 9:30 a.m. Boats leave dock
  • 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Match racing “sail-off” between bottom 8 teams from Fleet Racing (8 races) – bottom 4 go home. Start of “Super 16” match racing knockout (up to 15 races)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Try Sailing-Free to public – all ages

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

  • 9:30 a.m. Boats leave dock
  • 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. – RACING MATCH RACING (up to 15 races)
  • Pro-Am Racing in afternoon (2 to 4 races)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Try Sailing-Free to public – all ages

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Boats leave dock
  • 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. – RACING Quarter-finals (20 races)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Try Sailing-Free to public – all ages

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

  • 9:30 a.m. Boats leave dock
  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon – Try Sailing-Free to public – all ages
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. – RACING
  • Match Racing Semi-Finals (8 to 10 races)
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Match Racing Finals, Television Coverage
  • After Racing: Awards Ceremony, open to the public

For more information and updates, visit www.wmrt.com.

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