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5 September 2001, 12:02 pm
Nippon Cup in Japan Added to Tour
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Swedish Match Tour

The Swedish Match Tour has announced dates for its third year. The Swedish Match Tour is growing to nine events as it adds the Nippon Cup in Hayama, Japan, November 19-25, to its existing schedule.
The Nippon Cup has been an ISAF-rated Grade One event since 1987 and is hosted by the Hayama Marina Yacht Club. The town of Hayama is well known as the origin of sailing in Japan.

"We are excited to welcome the Nippon Cup to the Swedish Match Tour," said Pierre Tinnerholm, President, Swedish Match Grand Prix AB. "The addition of the Nippon Cup further strengthens the Swedish Match Tour and provides the Swedish Match Tour, its sponsors, and the competitors, valuable exposure in a key marketplace."

There has been a slight change to the Swedish Match Tour's event schedule, the Sun Microsystem's Australia Cup and Steinlager Line 7 Cup as well as the Match Race Lake Constance and ACI Cup of Croatia have switched their order of occurrence in 2003.

The Sun Microsystems Australia Cup will now be held from March 12-17, 2003 in Perth, Australia with the Steinlager Line 7 Cup to be held the next week, March 19-24, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Additionally, the Match Race Lake Constance will now be held May 16-20, two weeks earlier than in the past, and will be followed six days later by the ACI Cup of Croatia, May 26- June 1.

The next event on the Swedish Match Tour is the Colorcraft Gold Cup in Hamilton, Bermuda, October 14-21.

Swedish Match Tour Year 3 Schedule of Events:

Date Event/Location

July 10-15, 2001 Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Match Race Ravenna, ITALY

Aug. 14-19, 2001 Danish Open 2001, Copenhagen, DENMARK

Oct. 14-21, 2001 Colorcraft Gold Cup, Hamilton, BERMUDA

Nov. 19-25, 2001 Nippon Cup, Hayama, JAPAN

March 12-17, 2002 Sun Microsystems Australia Cup Perth, AUSTRALIA

March 19-24, 2002 Steinlager/ Line 7 Cup, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

May 16-20, 2002 Match Race Lake Constance, Lake Constance, GERMANY

May 26-June 1, 2002 ACI Cup of Croatia Split, CROATIA

July 1-7, 2002 Swedish Match Cup, Marstrand, SWEDEN

Shawn Mc Bride/News Editor
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