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Match Race Germany 2007
Langenargen, Germany

Twelve of the world's best match racers will assemble on the waters of Lake Constance, Germany on 24 May for the ISAF Grade WC Match Race Germany, stage 7 on the World Match Racing Tour. With the event held just between the semi-final and the finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the event is sure to capitalize on the America's Cup fever.
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The organizers expect at least six to eight skippers from the top ten in the ISAF World Match Race Rankings, and also five out of the top eight on the World Championship standings from the World Match Racing Tour. Amongst the line up is current world #1 Sébastien COL (FRA). The 29 year old helmsman of Areva Challenge is looking forward to competing and strengthening his #1 spot, as well as improving his World Championship standings.

Reigning ISAF Match Racing World Champion and also recently appointed Alinghi Match Racing Coach Peter GILMOUR (AUS) will also return to Lake Constance to defend his title. The two German entries through qualifiers are Carsten KEMMLING and Markus WIESER.

Special Year

'This is a very special year for us, we have come a long way and want to continue in developing the event, the sport, and believe in a strong match racing future' said co-organizer Eberhard MAGG.

Match Race Germany attracts more than 30,000 spectators to Lake Constance every year, and in 2007 there will be even more to keep them entertained with a match race exhibition tent. Over 400 sq m the event sponsors will present themselves but also entertain the fans with a grinder contest and model AC yacht racing planned. The famous cultural programme will continue with concerts every night.

Match Race Germany is the only German stop on the World Match Racing Tour. Traditionally the event is sailed over a public holiday from 23-28 May 2007. The yachts used will be Bavaria 35 Match, with eight boats available.

For all the news on Match Race Germany CLICK HERE.

World Match Racing Tour Leaderboard
(After Stage 6 of 15)
Pos Skipper Nation ISAF World
Match Race
Team Pts
1 Ian WILLIAMS GBR 4 Team Pindar 62
2 Mathieu RICHARD FRA 6 Saba Sailing Team 50
3 Jesper BANK DEN 57 United Internet Team Germ 45
4 Paolo CIAN ITA 2 Team Viano Mercedes Benz 41
5 Ed BAIRD USA 22 Alinghi 40
6 Peter HOLMBERG ISV 75 Alinghi 37
7 Peter GILMOUR AUS 3 PST 35
8 Sébastien COL FRA 1 Areva Challenge 33

World Match Racing Tour Schedule
(2006-2007 Season)

Stage Event Venue Date
Stage 1 Portugal Match Cup Cascais, Portugal 18-23 July 2006
Stage 2 Danish Open Copenhagen, Denmark 9-13 August 2006
Stage 3 St. Moritz Match Race St. Moritz, Switzerland 15-20 August 2006
Stage 4 Bermuda Gold Cup Hamilton, Bermuda 10-15 October 2006
Stage 5 Allianz Cup San Francisco, USA 24-29 October
Stage 6 Monsoon Cup Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia 28 November-3 December 2006
Stage 7 Match Race Germany Langenargen, Germany 23-28 May 2007
Stage 8 Portugal Match Cup Cascais, Portugal July 2007
Stage 9 Danish Open Copenhagen, Denmark August 2007
Stage 10 St Moritz Match Race St. Moritz, Switzerland August 2007
Stage 11 ACI Adris Match Race Cup Rovinj, Croatia September 2007
Stage 12 Locman Cup - Elba Island Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Italy September 2007
Stage 13 Brasil Sailing Cup Angra dos Reis, Brazil October 2007
Stage 14 Bermuda Gold Cup Hamilton, Bermuda October 2007
Stage 15 Monsoon Cup Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia 20 November-2 December 2007

The World Match Racing Tour is an ISAF Special Event. The events of the World Tour serve to determine the ISAF Match Racing World Champion. Next year the Monsoon Cup will be the final event of the 2006-07 season, and will crown the 2007 World Champion.

The World Tour Partner and Official Car is BMW AG (Munich, Germany). World Tour sponsors include Sebago (Rockford, USA), the Official Footwear Supplier, Travel Places (West Sussex, Great Britain), the Official Travel Partner and Wedgwood (Cheshire, Great Britain) the Official Trophy Supplier.

For more information on the World Match Racing Tour, its competitors and events, visit the official World Tour website - World Match Racing Tour television programmes may be viewed on demand by clicking on the television icon on the home page of the website.

For all the news on the World Match Racing Tour CLICK HERE.

Eberhard Magg (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Peter GILMOUR won in Germany last year:© Richard Walch/World Match Racing Tour
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