International women's match racing of the highest order goes to Annapolis from 5-12 with the BoatU.S. 2004 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship.
Sixteen of the world's top 25 ranked women match racers have accepted invitations to the prestigious regatta, which will be sailed on the Chesapeake Bay out of Eastport Yacht Club.
Opening Ceremonies, to which the public are invited free of charge, are set for Saturday 5 June at the Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis. This program of international welcome and celebration will include live music as well as remarks by VIPs including Annapolis Mayor Ellen MOYER.
Racing begins Sunday 6 June, with the first of two scheduled double round-robins and will continue daily, starting at 0900 hours.
Finals and petit-final contests are set for Saturday 12 June, with the prize giving, where it is guaranteed to crown a new ISAF Women's Match Racing World Champion, scheduled for 1830 hours at the Eastport Yacht Club.
Sixteen of the world's top 25 ranked women's match racers have accepted invitations to the prestigious event, hosted in J/22's generously supplied by the local J/22 Class Owners. The line up includes all the skippers who were ranked between third and tenth in the 15 January release of the ISAF Women's Match Race Rankings.
However, unable to defend her title is the 2003 World Champion and nominee for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2003, Malin MILLBOURN (SWE).This will leave the field open and with such an impressive line-up the result could go anyway.