The Championship attracts teams from France, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, USA, Sweden, New Zealand and from across Australia.
Twelve teams of four crew will be invited to contest this year's Championship from 1-4 December. The teams will sail a complete round robin with the top six placed teams will progress through to a three match repechage/knockout round, where the team at the bottom of the ladder after each three match decider will be knocked out of the competition. This will continue until there are only two teams remaining. The two remaining teams will then sail a best of five final to decide the winner of this year's event.
Application forms must be submitted to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club by 3 November. Successful teams will be notified of acceptance by 4 November.