Match Race Germany is regarded by many as the number one Match Racing event in Germany and this year will be its seventh edition!
The only ISAF Grade 1 Match Racing event to be held in Germany, this event is one of twelve ISAF Grade 1 events that will take place in 2004, the others due to take place in Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Bermuda and Japan and two in each of France, USA and Italy.
"Our continuous and hard work paid in 2004",
says Chief Organiser Eberhard MAGG (Kressbronn/Speedwave Rudi Magg), who ironically in the very special seventh year not only expects a world class field of competitors, but also receives outstanding support!
"We will be using brand new Bavaria Match 35 yachts"
says a happy Magg. His Event-Partner Harald THIERER (Langenargen/Visioneo) added "It will be a three year agreement, which especially in our times is a very positive sign for not only competitors and spectators, but also for the sponsors of this Grand Prix Event! On the other hand it is an enormous trust Bavaria Yachts/Yachten Meltl put into our organization and the work we do"
An internationally experienced Match Racer himself, Eberhard MAGG expects that through this enormous boost in terms of prestige for Match Race Germany the chances of getting the very best Match Racers to Langenargen/Lake Constance are better than ever. Already last years defending Champion Jesper RADICH, and Bertrand PACE, last years strategist of Team New Zealand have shown an interest in attending! The official Notice of Race will be posted to potential participants at the beginning of February.
The Bavaria 35 Match Series Yachts are the biggest ever used on German waters for a professional match race. Josef MELTL, CEO of Bavaria Yachtzentrum Süd, is putting emphasis on the interest of international media in Match Race Germany. "For us it is important, that the worlds finest sailors get to sail with Bavaria Yachts, and that their positive feeling is transported and heard."
Also Clemens Meichle (Ultramarin), partner since the founding days of Match Race Germany, supports this huge Bavaria package. "Match Race Germany is the biggest sailing event on our lake with international flair. It is only logical that we, a partner since 1997, hold up our flag, and all work towards a common goal as a team.
The new boats will create more racing fun and action directly in front of a capacity crowd of yearly 25.000 spectators along the lovely promenade of Langenargen.