Based on a 9-event schedule, and a 12-team event format, at each event eight invitations will be allocated by the Tour Invite Policy, two invitations go to winners of Tour qualifying events, and two or more wild card invites will go to each event promoter.
For teams that don't get one of the nine Tour Cards they will still be able to race on the Tour through either an event wild card or at one of the 18 qualifying events that feed into the World Tour events.
New venues are also being targeted as the Tour plans to expand the number of events. "This is an exciting time for everyone involved in the Tour from competitors, events and staff a like. We look forward to taking the Tour to the next level and are excited by the future ahead" said acting President Peter Gilmour.
World Match Racing Tour - 2010 Schedule
|6-11 Apr||Marseille International Match Race||Marseille||France|
|19-24 May||Match Race Germany||Langenargen||Germany|
|8-13 Jun||Korea Match Cup||Gyeonggi||Korea|
|22-27 Jun||Troia Portugal Match Cup||Troia||Portugal|
|5-11 Jul||Match Cup Sweden||Marstrand||Sweden|
|31 Aug-5 Sep||St Moritz Match Race||St Moritz||Switzerland|
|8-12 Sep||Danish Open||TBC||Denmark|
|4-10 Octr||Argo Group Gold Cup||Hamilton||Bermuda|
|30 Nov-5 Dec||Monsoon Cup||K.Terengganu||Malaysia|
The winner of the annual World Match Racing Tour is crowned as ISAF Match Racing World Champion. Find out more at www.sailing.org/matchworlds.