The Latium Cup is being organized by the 'Civitavela Organizing Committee', in partnership with Circolo Velico Fiumicino, the Regional Government of Latium, the Municipality and Provincial Government of Fiumicino, the Provincial Government of Rome, CNL-Consorzio Nautico del Lazio Spa, and APOF - Associazioni Operatori Porto Fiumicino. The CivitaVela Sail Show 2007 will take place in the Fiumicino darsena with a 50,000 square-metre exhibition area to be fully dedicated to sailing over the six-day event.
The Latium Match Cup is presenting a significant prize purse of Euro 200,000, one of the highest on the World Match Racing Tour. Prize money will be split between the top eight teams.
'I am delighted to announce the Latium Match Cup as a new stage on the World Match Racing Tour,' commented Scott MACLEOD, President of the Tour. 'Italy has a very strong interest in sailing demonstrated by the three Italian teams competing in the 2007 America's Cup. With the addition of a world class match racing event so close to Rome, the Latium Match Cup will attract a very large audience in September'.
The Latium Match Cup will invite 12 teams to the event, with an 'America's Cup' style race format including a round robin series, semi-finals and finals.
World Match Racing Tour Leaderboard
(After Stage 6)
|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|
|8||Sébastien COL||FRA||1||Areva Challenge||33|
World Match Racing Tour Schedule
|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||GKSS Match Race||Marstrand, Sweden||2-8 July 2007|
|Stage 9||Portugal Match Cup||Cascais, Portugal||24-25 July 2007|
|Stage 10||Danish Open||Copenhagen, Denmark||8-12 August 2007|
|Stage 11||St. Moritz Match Race||St Moritz, Switzerland||14-19 August 2007|
|Stage 12||Latium Match Cup||Fiumicino, Italy||11-16 September 2007|
|Stage 13||Locman Cup - Elba Island||Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Italy||25-30 September 2007|
|Stage 14||Bermuda Gold Cup||Hamilton, Bermuda||9-14 October 2007|
|Stage 15||Brasil Sailing Cup||Angra dos Reis, Brazil||23-28 October 2007|
|Stage 16||Monsoon Cup||Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia||28 November-2 December 2007|
The World Match Racing Tour is an ISAF Special Event. Skippers earn points towards the World Championship at the nine events of the World Tour and the highest scoring skipper at the end of the season is the ISAF Match Racing 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.
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