"The introduction of the Tour Qualifier Series in 2008 was a huge success and we are pleased with how it has developed not only as a platform for up and coming skippers but also as a foundation for future events. Marseille International Match Race participated as a TQS event last year and has now been recognised as a Tour event for 2009. It is rewarding to see ideas grow and succeed," said Tour Director Craig MITCHELL.
2009 World Tour Qualification Series
|Tour Stage||Nation||TQS Event||Date|
|Marseille International Match Race||France||Y's Cup||7-8 February 2009|
|Match Race Germany||Germany||German Championship 2008||Completed|
|Berlin Match Race 2008||Completed|
|Korea Match Cup||Korea||Korea Match Cup Qualifier||14-17 May 2009|
|Portugal Match Cup||Portugal||Campeonato Absolto de MR||Completed|
|Qualifier 2 TBC|
|Match Cup Sweden||Sweden||GKSS Spring Cup||30-31 May 2009|
|Sails of the White Nights (Russia)||9-14 June 2009|
|St Moritz Match Race||Switzerland||Swiss MR Championship||16-19 April 2009|
|Open de Espana (Spain)||21-25 April 2009|
|Danish Open||Denmark||TMC DO Qualifier||6-7 June 2009|
|Warren Jones Youth Regatta (Australia)||27- 30 January 2009|
|Brasil Sailing Cup||Brazil||Campeonato Estadual de MR||24-26 April 2009|
|Detroit Cup (USA)||17-21 June 2009|
|King Edward VII Gold Cup||Bermuda||Bermuda MR Nationals||29 August 2009|
|Knickerbocker Cup (USA)||26-30 August 2009|
|Monsoon Cup||Malaysia||Malaysian Nationals||November 2009|
|Asian Championships||November 2009|
For an entry to a TQS event you should contact the event directly.
Contacts for the TQS events can be found at www.worldmatchracingtour.com.
ISAF Match Racing World Championship - www.sailing.org/matchworlds